Spotlight Sunday - Gregory Zavracky
It's Spotlight Sunday time! This time we are featuring tenor, Gregory Zavracky. Gregory will be joining us for the world premiere of The Faith Operas this April. Tickets are now on sale via our website.
Praised for his fine musicality, “glowing intensity,” and “clarion tone,” tenor GREGORY ZAVRACKY maintains an active performance schedule on concert and opera stages alike. Recent engagements include the Officer in The Barber of Seville with Boston Lyric Opera, Count Almaviva in The Barber of Seville with Townsend Opera, Tamino in Boston Lyric Opera’s family production of The Magic Flute, Gherardo in Gianni Schicchi with Lake George Opera, Ferrando in Così Fan Tutte and Camille in The Merry Widow with Cape Cod Opera, Ernesto in Don Pasquale with Opera in the Heights, and Prince Dauntless in Once Upon a Mattress with Chautauqua Opera. Select concert experience includes the Messiah with the Rhode Island Philharmonic, Bach’s Magnificat with the Back Bay Chorale, Carmina Burana with Masterworks Chorale, Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass with the Providence Singers, and Britten’s Les Illuminations with the Aurea Ensemble. Mr. Zavracky received his Doctorate of Musical Arts from Boston University, Masters degrees from New England Conservatory, and a Bachelors degree from Emory University. He currently teaches voice at the University of Connecticut, Brown University, and Eastern Connecticut State University.
Gregory has recently sung in the world premieres of Matthew Aucoin's Crossing with the American Repertory Theater, the Five Borough Songbook with Five Boroughs Music Festival, Steven Sametz's A Child's Requiem with the University of Connecticut Orchestra, Ketty Nez’s The Fiddler and the Old Woman of Rumelia with the Xanthos Ensemble, James Yannatos’ Rocket’s Red Blare with Intermezzo Opera, and Three American Songs by Anthony DeRitis (soon to be released on CD). For more information on Gregory’s career, please visit gregoryzavracky.com.
Upcoming performances include a return to the voice faculty at Boston University Tanglewood Institute, a reprise of Matthew Aucoin’s Crossing with the American Repertory Theater at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and the tenor solo in Carmina Burana at Wheaton College.
Here is what Greg has to say about opera without borders -
“Opera without borders” speaks to the capability of opera to be accessible and impactful to a wide audience. Operas have universal themes that everyone can relate to, regardless of whether the characters represented are mighty kings and queens or lowly bohemians. When drama and song are combined, opera is able to express human emotions more powerfully than any other art form.