Assistant Professor of Voice Jeffrey Springer, tenor, has performed across Europe, Asia and North America in theaters such as the Chicago Lyric Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Michigan Opera Theater, Cincinnati Opera, Arizona Opera, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Manitoba Opera, as well as the German National Theater in Mannheim, Krefeld, Mönchengladbach, and Magdeburg in Germany, National Touring Opera of the Netherlands, Opéra de Nantes in France, and Spain's Teatro de Navarra, among many others.
Very active on the concert stage, Dr. Springer has appeared with leading orchestras, including the San Francisco Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony, Houston Symphony, Flagstaff Symphony, The Grand Teton's Music Festival, Kentucky Symphony, Tulsa Philharmonic, the Florida Orchestra, Philharmonia Hungaria, and Romanian State Symphony. Recently, he performed Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony in Japan with the Beethoven Orchestra of Bonn, Germany, and the tenor solos in Mahler’s Eighth Symphony with the Bangkok Symphony in Thailand.
Operatic engagements have included Samson in Samson & Dalila with the Dublin International Opera Festival, Tristan in Tristan und Isolde at Lyric Opera of Chicago under Sir Andrew Davis, Faust in La Damnation de Faust with the San Francisco Opera, Calaf in Turandot for the Florida Grand Opera and Opera Lyra Ottawa, Manrico in Il Trovatore for the Michigan Opera Theater, Connecticut Opera, Capitol Theater Magdeburg, Unified Theaters of Krefeld & Mönchengladbach, Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana with the Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Orlando Opera, and Cavaradossi in Tosca for Minnesota Opera, Indianapolis Opera, Chautauqua Opera, Capitol Opera Magdeburg, Würzburg (Germany) Opera, Stadttheater Giessen, and the Chattanooga Opera & Symphony, among others.
Recent performances have included Calaf/Turandot with the Kentucky Symphony, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Roanoke Symphony, Bacchus in Ariadne auf Naxos for Indiana University and an appearance with Opera Tampa in the concert, “Coppola Conducts: 100 Years Young,” singing Calaf in the world premiere of his new ending to Puccini’s Turandot and reprising the role he created, Sacco, in an abridged performance of Sacco and Vanzetti. The gala featured the renowned composer conducting his own works on the occasion of his 100th birthday.
Springer is the winner of the Concours International de Chant de Festival Atlantique in Nantes, France, the José Carreras Prize in Pamplona, Spain, and the Third Prize in the Concours International de Chant in Toulouse, France. He is a recipient of career grants and awards from the Gerda Lissner Foundation and the Wagner Societies of New York and Washington D.C. Having completed his bachelor and master’s degrees at the Indiana University School of Music, he recently received his doctorate in voice performance from the Catholic University of America.