The two-time Grammy nominee, singer and actor has performed in all the world’s music capitals and appears on over 30 recordings. He is acclaimed world-wide in opera, musicals, recitals and cabaret. An important part of his 75-role repertoire are the 12 leading roles he has created in new operas. Recent performances include the Los Angeles Opera productions of David Lang’s solo opera the loser and Matthew Aucoin’s Crossing, and Jake Heggie’s It’s a Wonderful Life at the San Francisco Opera. He was recently Claudius in Brett Dean’s Hamlet at the Glyndebourne and Adelaide Festivals, and he appeared in the Metropolitan Opera production of Thomas Adès’ The Exterminating Angel.This summer he will begin a tour with soprano Renée Fleming, premiering The Brightness of Light by Kevin Puts. Future engagements include Matthew Aucoin’s Euridice at the Los Angeles Opera, Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking at the Metropolitan Opera, and Brett Dean’s Hamlet with the Dutch Radio Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera.
Mr. Gilfry is in his 10th year as a Professor of Vocal Arts at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music in Los Angeles.