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

REVIEWS

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

GALLERY

ENGAGED BY

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Birmingham Symphony
Brampton Singers
Brighton Symphony
British Youth Opera
Burgate Choral Society
Cambridge Symphony
Chelsea Opera (UK)
Chisinev Symphony
Cornwall Symphony
Dorset Opera
Dublin Opera
Elora Festival
English Festival Opera
Etobicoke Symphony Orchestra
Freiburg Choral Society
Groningen Symphony
Guildford Symphony
Huddersfield Choral Society
Kings College Cambridge Choral Society
Kings Theatre Edinburgh
Kingston Symphony
Luton Girls Chorus
Megaron Athens
Opera Cyprus
Opera della Luna
Opera Europa
Opera Holland Park
Opera in Concert Toronto
Opera York
Orchestra Toronto
Orchestre de Nouveau Monde
Orchestre Metropolitain de Montreal
Oxford Philamusica
Pellegrini Opera
Richmond Hill Symphony
Royal Opera Mississauga
Southern Ontario Lyric Opera
Slovak Symphony Orchestra
Teatro Communale di Ferrara
Teatro Communale di Modena
Teatro di Livorno
Teatro di Piacenza
Teatro di Ravenna
Teatro Municipal di Rio de Janeiro
Teatro Pergolesi di Jes
i Teatro Verdi di Pisa
Thessaloniki Symphony Orchestra
Toronto Choral Society
Toronto Concert Orchestra
Tunbridge Wells Choral Society
Vancouver Opera
Vermont Choral Society

OPERA REPERTOIRE

  • Bellini
  • I Puritani
  • Riccardo
  • Bizet
  • Carmen
    Les Pêcheurs de Perles
  • Escamillo
    Zurga
  • H. Brian
  • The Cenci
  • Multiple
  • Donizetti
  • Caterina Cornaro
  • Lusignano
    Enrico
  • Gershwin
  • Blue Monday
  • Tom
  • Giordano
  • Andrea Chénier
  • Gérard
  • Gounod
  • Faust
  • Valentin
  • Lalo
  • Le Roi d’Ys
  • Karmac
  • Mascagni
  • Cavalleria Rusticana
  • Alfio
  • Massenet
  • Hérodiade
  • Hérode
  • Mozart
  • Cosìfan tutte
    Don Giovanni
    Die Zauberflöte
  • Guglielmo
    Don Giovanni
    Papageno
  • Puccini
  • Il Tabarro
    La Bohème
    Madama Butterfly
    Tosca
    Turandot
  • Michele
    Marcello
    Sharpless
    Scarpia
    Ping
  • Saint-Saëns
  • Henry VIII
  • Henry VIII
  • Smetana
  • Brandenburgers in Bohemia
  • Tausendmark
  • Somers
  • Louis Riel
  • Louis Riel
  • Stravinsky
  • Rake's Progress
  • Nick Shadow
  • Tchaikovsky
  • Eugene Onegin
    Iolanta
  • Onegin
    Robert
  • Tchouhadjian
  • Arsace II
  • Arsace
  • Thomas
  • Hamlet
  • Hamlet
  • Thomas
  • Hamlet
  • Hamlet
  • Verdi
  • Aïda
    Attila
    Don Carlo
    Ballo in Maschera
    Ernani
    Falstaff
    I Masnadieri
    La Forza del Destino
    Macbeth
    Nabucco
    Otello
    Rigoletto
    Simon Boccanegra
    Stiffelio
    La Traviata
    Il Trovatore
    I Vespri Siciliani
  • Amonasro
    Ezio
    Rodrigo
    Renato
    Don Carlo
    Ford
    Francesco
    Don Carlo
    Macbeth
    Nabucco
    Iago
    Rigoletto
    Simon
    Stankar
    Germon
    Conti di Luna
    Monforte
  • Wagner
  • Tannhäuser
  • Wolfram

ORATORIO REPERTOIRE

  • J.S. Bach
  • Mass in b Minor Mattheuspassion
    Johannespassion
    Weinachtsoratorium
    Magnificat
    Cantatas
  • Beethoven
  • Symphony No. 9
    Missa Solemnis
  • Bernstein
  • Mass
  • Brahms
  • Requiem
  • Britten
  • War Requiem
  • Bruckner
  • Mass
  • Cornelius
  • Weihnachtslieder
  • Dubois
  • Le Paradis Perdu
    Les sept paroles du Christ
  • Duruflé
  • Requiem
  • Dvorak
  • Requiem
    Te Deum
    Stabat Mater
  • Elgar
  • Dream of Gerontius
  • Fauré
  • Requiem
  • Handel
  • Messiah
    Judas Maccabeus
  • Hadyn
  • Die Schöpfung
    Masses
  • Mahler
  • Das Lied von der Erde
    Symphony No. 8
  • Mendelssohn
  • Elijah
  • Mozart
  • Requiem
    Masses/Vespers
    Litaniae Laurentanae
  • Orff
  • Carmina Burana
  • Puccini
  • Messa da Gloria
  • Rossini
  • Stabat Mater
    Petite Messe Solenelle
  • Szymankowski
  • Stabat Mater
  • Tippett
  • A Child of Our Time
    The Vision of St Augustine
  • Vaughn Williams
  • Fantasia on a Christmas Carol
    Five Mystical Songs
    A Sea Symphony
    Five Tudor Portraits
  • Verdi
  • Messa da Requiem
  • Walton
  • Belshazzar's Feast

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