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, Mr. Geter’s performance credits include Archibald Craven in The Secret Garden with Hawaii Opera Theatre. Concert credits will entail Handel’s Messiah with North Carolina Symphony and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Fresno Philharmonic.

To learn about Damien’s prolific career as a composer, please follow this link.

 

Calendar

Event Date
May 21
to
May 22
Beethoven's Symphony No. 9
Bass Soloist
Richmond Symphony
Richmond, Virginia
Event Date
Oct 14
to
Oct 16
The Secret Garden
Archibald Craven
Hawaii Opera Theatre
Hawaii, USA
Event Date
Dec 2
to
Dec 3
Handel's Messiah
Soloist
North Carolina Symphony
Raleigh, NC
Event Date
Jun 11
Beethoven's Symphony No. 9
Soloist
Fresno Philharmonic
Fresno, CA

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, Mr. Geter’s performance credits include Archibald Craven in The Secret Garden with Hawaii Opera Theatre. Concert credits will entail Handel’s Messiah with North Carolina Symphony and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Fresno Philharmonic.

Last season, Geter performed the title role of Quamino in the World Premiere of Errollyn Wallen’s Quamino’s Map with Chicago Opera Theatre, as well as Angelotti in Tosca with Portland Opera, and Sam in Reno Symphony’s Voices of a Nation: Trouble in Tahiti. In Concert, Geter performed as the bass soloist in Beethoven’s Symphony No.9 for the Richmond Symphony, and in the role of William Still in Sanctuary Road with the Oakland Symphony.

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 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 August 28, 2022

Video

Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9

“Se vuol ballare” Le nozze di Figaro

Les Contes d’Hoffmann