ABOUT JEFFREY CARL

Toronto born Canadian/British baritone and Canada Council winner Jeffrey Carl has performed over 35 lead roles in Europe, North and South America and Asia. His concert and recital repertoire encompass some 19 languages, most recently singing in Armenian with Aline Kutan and Michael McMahon at Pollock Hall Montreal for the 100th Armenian Genocide Anniversary.

He has sung Ford (Falstaff), Tosca, Il Trovatore, Don Giovanni, Hamlet (Paul Curran/Westwood), Faust, Eugene Onegin, Otello, Die Zauberflöte Lucia di Lammermoor, Macbeth, La Bohème, Un Ballo in Maschera, Hérodiade, Madama Butterfly, Cavalleria Rusticana, Carmen, Aïda, La Traviata, The Rake's Progress, Turandot/, I Vespri Siciliani, Caterina Cornaro. In Canada, he created roles in two world-première operas by Harry Somers/La Serinette (CBC) and In Search of Zoroaster, by R. Murray Schafer. In London he created 3 roles in Havergal Brian's The Cenci, Royal Festival Hall (BBC).

Recordings include Richard Bonynge's Giuditta (2 roles) Hadley/Riedel, and The Czarevich Gustafson TELARC, Lusignano in Donizetti's Caterina Cornaro Migenes/Bonynge London (live) and a solo disc ‘Arias’/National Opera Orchestra of Moldova/Dohotaru. Concert repertoire includes The Messiah at the Royal Albert Hall/Willcocks, Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, the Requiems of Brahms, Fauré, Mozart, Verdi, Dvorak, Duruflé, Bernstein Mass, Dream of Gerontius, Elijah, Belshazzar's Feast, A Child of our Time and all the Bach Passions.

He recently made his Rigoletto debut under Maestro Vito Lo Re, from Milan, (Pellegrini Opera) and this past Sept, reprised Germont, with the new Southern Ontario Lyric Opera, receiving very high praise from Opera Canada

MUSIC

Jeffrey Carl was magnificent as the elder Germont, his ‘Di Provenza” sumptuous and his duets with (Alison) Arends providing the most emotionally charged moments of the performance.”
Dawn Martens, Opera Canada
Carl is a legitimate Verdi baritone
with plenty of ring in his tone, and capable of enormous sustained power in the highest part of his range. He gave a nuanced portrayal of Verdi’s bitter, hunchbacked buffoon… His Pari siamo was a tour de force, swirling with powerful sub currents of contempt, self-loathing and despair.”
Natasha Gauthier, Ottawa Citizen
The Holland Park company has a star Scarpia in Jeffrey Carl,
who took an iron grip on the performance. With his brown leather jacket and hair slicked back into a tiny pigtail, he is a natural casting for Puccini’s Bad Cop. His firm baritone has enough rasp to cut through the evening air under Holland Park’s canvas."
John Higgins, The Times
It’s to the great credit of the guest soloist Jeffrey Carl
that he brought such fiery conviction to his delivery. Although Feast is a standard part of Carl’s repertoire, he sang his baritone part with such an intensity that was something to behold as well as hear.’
Eric McMillan

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