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Jeffrey Behrens

Adjunct Professor of Voice

B.F.A., Carnegie MellonM.M., The Julliard SchoolArtist Diploma; Julliard Opera Center, The Julliard School

Description

Jeffrey Behrens has performed many operatic roles, including Goro in Madama Butterfly, Squeak in Billy Budd, Il Podestà in La Finta Giardiniera, Pluton in Orphée aux Enfers, Peter Doyle in the world premiere of Miss Lonelyhearts, Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi, Alfred in Die Fledermaus, and Tom Rakewell in The Rake's Progress. Equally at home in concert as on the stage, his concert work includes Carmina Burana, Mozart’s Requiem, and Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. Mr. Behrens has been awarded prizes from the Lotte Lenya Competition, Opera Index, and the Gerda Lissner Foundation, and he was a third place winner in the Middle Atlantic region of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Mr. Behrens has performed with such opera companies as The Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, the Bayerische Staatsoper, Utah Opera, Santa Fe Opera, and Opera Omaha. Mr. Behrens hails from Rochester, New York, and holds a B.F.A. from Carnegie Mellon University, as well as a M.M. and an A.D. from the Juilliard School.