The Professional Portfolio of Anthony Offerle

The professional portfolio of Anthony Offerle

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International activities

My international work is part of both my creative/research activities and teaching. I am currently a contracted artist with the Opera Estate, an opera production company which is based in Rome, Italy. In June of 2008, I will be performing the role of Sarastro in Mozartís Die ZauberflŲte. In recent years, I sang the role of Don Bartolo in their production of Il barbiere di Siviglia, which was awarded the National Association of Opera Award for Best Opera Production, and Don Bartolo in Le nozze di Figaro (2005 and 2001). In the summer of 2007, I was to perform the role of Leporello in Mozartís Don Giovanni which had been fully prepared but due to an injury was unable to fulfill that contract. In 2005, I was also the invited bass soloist in Mozartís Requiem with the Orchestra Mozart Sinfonietta, in the historic Chiesa di S. Ignazio. In 2004, I was the baritone soloist, during a week-long residency at York Minster in York, England, one of the great cathedrals in the world. Prior to coming to UF, I was the featured baritone soloist in several historic venues including St. Giles Cathedral in Scotland, Westminster Abbey and St. Paulís in London, and St. Peterís Basilica in Rome.

I am currently on the voice faculty of the prestigious Operafestival di Roma in Rome, Italy and have been teaching with these noted professionals from around the United States and Europe for eight years. As a member of that faculty, I instruct singers from some of our countryís top music conservatories and universities as well a number of European students from Spain, Greece, and Israel. These students, from such schools as the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the University of Indiana, Peabody Conservatory of Music, Eastman School of Music, and others, come to Rome for four to six weeks in the summer to study opera, vocal literature, and the Italian language. In past seasons, I have directed several of the opera scene productions and have worked privately in the voice studio.

es and universities as well a number of European students from Spain, Greece, and Israel. These students, from such schools as the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the University of Indiana, Peabody Conservatory of Music, Eastman School of Music, and others, come to Rome for four to six weeks in the summer to study opera, vocal literature, and the Italian language. In past seasons, I have directed several of the opera scene productions and have worked privately in the voice studio.