Jeff Byrnes

Voice Type: Baritone

Hometown: Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Merola Roles: Schwabacher Summer Concert


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Merola Roles: Rambaldo (La rondine)


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Merola Roles: Il Conte di Luna (Il trovatore)


Schools: University of Cincinnati, College - Conservatory of Music; Louisiana State University; Opera Theatre of Saint Louis- Gerdine Young Artist; Michigan Opera Theatre Studio; Dayton Opera Artist in Residence; Des Moines Metro Opera, Apprentice Artist; Seagle Music Colony
Teachers:
Richard Leech, William McGraw, Dennis Jesse
Major Roles or Experience: Germont (La traviata); Sharpless (Madama Butterfly); Sonora (La fanciulla del West); John Brooke (Little Women); Marcello (La bohème); Papageno (Die Zauberflöte); Schaunard (La bohème); Owen Hart (Dead Man Walking); Balstrode (Peter Grimes); Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro); Old Doctor (Vanessa)

Other Interests: Cooking, camping, hiking, and being a dog dad.

Awards: Opera Theatre of Saint Louis Richard Gaddes Career Grant; Opera Index Vocal Competition Encouragement Award; The Gerda Lissner Foundation Vocal Competition Grant Recipient; Mildred Miller International Voice Competition Special Judge’s Commendation; Shreveport Opera Mary Jacobs Smith Singer of the Year Competition Finalist; Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions National Semi-Finalist