Damien Geter

Damien Geter

“Possessed of a rolling, resonant voice even at the lowest register,” Damien Geter is an acclaimed bass-baritone, actor, and composer whose credits include performances from the operatic stage to the television screen.

Geter made his Metropolitan Opera debut in the Grammy award-winning production of Porgy and Bess as the Undertaker.  This season, Geter will sing the title role of Quamino in the World Premiere of Errollyn Wallen’s Quamino’s Map with Chicago Opera Theatre, Angelotti in Tosca with Portland Opera, Sam in Reno Symphony’s Voices of a Nation: Trouble in Tahiti, William Still in Sanctuary Road with the Oakland Symphony, and the bass soloist in Beethoven’s 9th Symphony for the Richmond Symphony.  Future engagements include Archibald Craven in The Secret Garden with Hawaii Opera Theatre and a Holiday Favorites concert with Symphony Tacoma.

Calendar

Event Date
Sep 7
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Sep 9
Sanctuaries
Bass Soloist
Third Angle
Portland, Oregon
Event Date
Oct 29
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Nov 6
Tosca
Angelotti
Portland Opera
Portland, Oregon
Event Date
Nov 20
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Nov 21
Trouble in Tahiti
Sam
Reno Symphony
Reno, Nevada
Event Date
Jan 21
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Jan 21
Sanctuary Road
William Still
Oakland Symphony
Oakland, CA
Event Date
Apr 23
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May 1
Quamino's Map
Quamino
Chicago Opera Theatre
Chicago, Illinois
Event Date
May 21
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May 22
Beethoven 9
Bass Soloist
Richmond Symphony
Richmond, Virginia

Artist Bio

“Possessed of a rolling, resonant voice even at the lowest register,” Damien Geter is an acclaimed bass-baritone, actor, and composer whose credits include performances from the operatic stage to the television screen.

Geter made his Metropolitan Opera debut in the Grammy award-winning production of Porgy and Bess as the Undertaker.  This season, Geter will sing the title role of Quamino in the World Premiere of Errollyn Wallen’s Quamino’s Map with Chicago Opera Theatre, Angelotti in Tosca with Portland Opera, Sam in Reno Symphony’s Voices of a Nation: Trouble in Tahiti, William Still in Sanctuary Road with the Oakland Symphony, and the bass soloist in Beethoven’s 9th Symphony for the Richmond Symphony.  Future engagements include Archibald Craven in The Secret Garden with Hawaii Opera Theatre and a Holiday Favorites concert with Symphony Tacoma.

Previous operatic engagements have included the Four Villains in Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann with Pacific Northwest Opera, Angelotti in Tosca with Eugene Opera, and Colline in Puccini’s La bohème with Tacoma Opera and Vashon Opera.  With Seattle Opera he has performed there as the Undertaken in Porgy and Bess and the Colonel in Zach Redler’s new chamber opera The Falling and the Rising.  A favorite of Portland Opera, he has appeared as Dr. Grenville in La traviata, Alcindoro in La bohème, Bass Slave in David Lang’s The Difficulty of Crossing a Field as well as a soloist for his Little Match Girl Passion.

A highly sought recitalist and singer on the concert stage, Damien’s repertoire includes Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Brahms’ Requiem, Verdi’s Requiem, Fauré’s Requiem, Mozart’s Requiem, Mozart’s Mass in C, Bach’s Cantata No. 3, Vaughn Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem, and Mahler’s Symphony No. 8.

Damien made his TV debut in the role of John Sacks on NBC’s Grimm. He was also seen in Netflix’s Trinkets which aired in spring of 2019. Musical theatre credits include Kevin Rosario in Lin Manuel-Miranda’s In the Heights, and Pontius Pilate in Jesus Christ Superstar.

Damien is an alum of the Austrian American Mozart Festival, as well as the Aspen Opera Center. He was a semi-finalist for the Irma Cooper Vocal Competition.  In 2012, he toured with the prestigious American Spiritual Ensemble, a group that helps to promote the preservation of the American art form – the spiritual.

Updated May 12, 2022

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