Geoffrey Friedley, Tenor

Tenor Geoffrey Friedley has appeared most recently as a recital soloist at Fresno State, where with pianist Andreas Werz, he performed Beethovenís An die ferne Geliebte and Fauréís La Bonne Chanson. Other local and regional performances have included Haydnís Lord Nelson Mass with Dr. Anna Hamre and the Fresno Community Chorus and Orchestra and Bachís Magnificat in D with the Chorus of St. Cecilia and the Los Angeles Baroque Orchestra. In Fall 2001 he appeared with Maestro Arthur Huff and the Fresno Community Chorus and Orchestra in performances of Saint-Saënsí Christmas Oratorio. Previously, Mr. Friedley has appeared as soloist in performances of Handelís Messiah, Haydnís Creation, Mozartís Requiem, Orffís Carmina burana, Mendelssohnís Elijah and Lobgesang, and various cantatas of J.S. Bach. Other recital credits include Ravelís Histoires naturelles in Fresno and Schubertís Die schöne Müllerin at Westminster Choir College, Princeton, New Jersey. He performed the role of Andrew in an excerpt of William Mayerís A Death in the Family for the 1999 convention of the National Opera Association. Operatic credits include Mozartís Don Giovanni (Ottavio), Pucciniís La Bohème (Benoit/Alcindoro), Johann Strauss Jr.ís Die Fledermaus (Blind/Frosch), and Cavalliís LíEgisto (Dema). Mr. Friedley can be heard playing a raucous but loveable First Crapshooter on the 1997 Newport Classics release of Lukas Fossí The Jumping Frog. He played an atypically comic Don Ottavio in a 1996 production of Mozartís Don Giovanni at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. In addition to programs in California, New Jersey, and elsewhere in the U.S., he has distinguished himself as a solo recitalist at the American Church in Paris.

Mr. Friedley is currently Adjunct Instructor of Voice at Idaho State University, Pocatello. Previously, he was a Lecturer in Voice at California State University, Fresno. Before coming to Fresno, he was Director of the Rutgers Community Music Program, New Brunswick, New Jersey and Affiliate Artist in Voice at Drew University, Madison, New Jersey. He earned the Bachelor of Music degree at Lawrence University, Appleton, Wisconsin, the Master of Music degree in Musicology at the Eastman School of Music, Rochester, New York, and the Master of Music degree in Voice from Rutgers Universityís Mason Gross School of the Arts.

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