Gennard Lombardozzi

February 14th, 2015 by admin

Establishing himself as a successful performer in opera, oratorio, and musical theatre repertoire, tenor, Gennard Lombardozzi has been heard on stages throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. Some of his roles include Tamino in Die Zauberflöte, Tonio in La fille du régiment, Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Camille in The Merry Widow, Rodolfo in La Boheme, Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor, Tito in La clemenza di Tito, Fenton in Merry Wives of Winsor, and Ernesto in Don Pasquale. Gennard has performed with Gotham Chamber Opera, Virginia Opera, New York Festival of Song, Sugar Creek Opera, The Glimmerglass Festival, Alba Music Festival, Knoxville Opera, Opera in the Heights, Central City Opera, New York Grand Opera, Lyric Opera of the North, Rimrock Opera, Fargo-Moorhead Opera, Taconic Opera, The Hollywood Film Orchestra, Mineola Choral Society, The Occasional Opera Company, and others.

In parallel to his notable performance career, Gennard has also established himself as accomplished educator. He currently holds the position of Opera Director and Visiting Assistant Professor of Voice at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina.Establishing himself on both operatic and concert stages, tenor Gennard Lombardozzi has been praised for “…warmly and richly captivating us with his fine acting and gorgeous instrument.” Of his Tonio in La fille du regiment, William Albright of Opera Magazine hailed “ Gennard Lombardozzi was a lovably love-struck Tonio tossing of the notorious high C’s ringingly in the opera’s most famous aria and applying liquid legato to his plaintive second-act cavatina.”

Most recently, Gennard was seen performing the role of Ernesto in Don Pasquale with Lyric Opera of the North. Of his performance, How Was The Show? hailed him for his “voice at least as smooth as the scotch Don Pasquale downs to calm his excitement.” Recently, he sang Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor with Taconic Opera, Camille in The Merry Widow with Fargo-Moorhead Opera, Rodolfo in La bohème with New York Grand Opera and the title role in La clemenza di Tito with the Occasional Opera Company. In addition, Gennard reprised his celebrated Tonio in La fille du régiment with Taconic Opera and toured China with the Hollywood Film Orchestra.

Other recent performances include his debut with Virginia Opera as Tonio in La fille du régiment, as well as singing Tonio with Opera in the Heights, Ernesto in Don Pasquale with Asheville Lyric Opera, the tenor soloist in Carmina Burana with the Naugautuck Valley College Choir, and Camille in The Merry Widow with Rimrock Opera.

Gennard is an alumnus of the Young American Artists Program at Glimmerglass Opera, where he covered Tebaldo in I Capuleti e i Montecchi under the baton of David Angus and performed as a soloist in We Open in Paris, a concert with Steven Blier, celebrated pianist and founder of the New York Festival of Song. Additionally, he received training in the Caramoor Opera Young Artist Program, Central City Opera Apprentice Program, and the Knoxville Opera Studio.

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