The Professional Portfolio of Anthony Offerle

The professional portfolio of Anthony Offerle

Biography

A native of Miami, Florida, Anthony Offerle’s credits include performances with the OperaEstate in Rome, The Cincinnati Opera, International Chamber Orchestra, Dayton Opera, Wyoming Opera, Charleston Symphony, Savannah Symphony, Evansville Philharmonic, and the Piccolo Spoleto Festival. He has sung over 30 leading roles including title roles in Don Giovanni and Don Pasquale, Papageno in Die Zauberflöte, and Bartolo in both Il barbiere di Siviglia and Le nozze di Figaro. Equally at home with musical theater repertoire, he has performed the Major General in The Pirates of Penzance, Sir Despard Murgtroyd in Ruddigore, Riff in West Side Story, and Curly in Oklahoma.

An active concert performer, he served as guest soloist in London’s Westminster Abbey and St. Paul’s Cathedral as well as St. Giles Cathedral in Scotland. The Charleston Post and Courier said of his Messiah, "Mr. Offerle sang with a rich warm tone and an exciting top." The New York Amsterdam News said of his 2005 recital debut in Manhattan, "Offerle brought to his selections an exceptionally beautiful baritone, fine technical command and considerable interpretive skill. He proved to be a compelling singing-actor." He is represented by Realmuto Artists Management of New York.

Offerle is a two-time Metropolitan Opera auditions district winner and regional finalist, a national winner of the Federation of Music Clubs vocal competition, and one of only ten Americans selected to compete in the quadrennial Marian Anderson International Vocal Competition. He has studied with such renowned teachers as Italo Tajo and Andrew B. White at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and Mollie Rich at the Stetson University School of Music.

He has been teaching and directing in university settings for fifteen years and also has previous experience as a public school music teacher. He is the president of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) - North Florida Chapter and previous president of the NATS New Mexico and South Carolina chapters. Dr. Offerle is also is a member of The National Opera Association (NOA), The American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA), and The American Choral Directors Association (ACDA). He holds a Doctor of Arts degree from the University of Northern Colorado where he wrote his dissertation on the Operas of Richard Faith, a Master of Music degree from Converse College, and a Bachelor of Music Education degree in choral music from the Stetson University - School of Music.

Dr. Offerle is an Associate Professor at the University of Florida - School of Music where he teaches studio voice, directs the opera program, and is the musical director for the fall musical theatre productions. During the summer months, he serves on the voice faculty of the prestigious Operafestival di Roma in Italy.