Jeff made his debut in 1986 at the age of 21 as Marcello, opposite Luciano Pavarotti in the Opera Company of Philadelphia production of La Bohème. Since then, he has worked extensively regionally and internationally with such companies as the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, San Diego Opera, Vancouver Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Edmonton Opera, Calgary opera, the Teatro Colon in Argentina, and many more. His representative roles include Marcello and Schaunard in La Bohème, Don Giovanni in Don Giovanni, Sharpless in Madame Butterfly, Papageno in The Magic Flute, Onegin in Eugene Onegin, Papa Germont in La Traviata, Belcore in Elisir d’amore, Renato in A Masked Ball, as well as musical roles like Billy Bigelow in Carousel and Don Quichotte in The Man of La Mancha. A baritone on the Met roster since 1998, he can be seen on several Live in HD from The MET including Gianni Schicchi, The Merry Widow, the “Vegas” Rigoletto, La Traviata, Fanciulla del West, The Exterminating Angel, and Otello. There is also a production of the La Boheme from China with Luciano Pavarotti on Kultur Video.
Recently he was co-creator of “Baritones Unbound”, a historical musical tour of the Baritone voice from the Madrigal to the present. The show has run at Arts Emerson in Boston, the Asolo Theatre in Sarasota FL, and the Royal George Theatre in Chicago. He is vocal instructor, Director, and acting coach for the International Opera Performance Experience (IOPE) In Mercatello sul Metauro Italy.
I believe that every student has a personal obligation to find their voice. To find the personality and sound that their physical destiny has set forth. I feel that the studio is the place to have the courage to explore your voice and push its limits. I want to help my students be fearless.