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John Viscardi has moved audiences around the world with his vocal beauty and dramatic intensity, having performed with Santa Fe Opera, Opera Philadelphia, New York City Opera, Michigan Opera Theatre, the Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Des Moines Metro Opera, and Opera Carolina. Winner of both the Gerda Lissner International Vocal Competition and Concorso Internazionale F.P. Tosti, Mr. Viscardi has appeared in both recital and concert at venues that include Carnegie Hall (New York), Geffen Hall (New York), Tokyo Opera City, Verizon Hall (Philadelphia), and Avery Fisher Hall (New York).

Last season’s engagements included his role début as Cavardossi in Opera Carolina’s Tosca, a production of Pelléas et Mélisande with Los Angeles Opera, Hardin’s Requiem at Carnegie Hall, and Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus with Opera San Luis Obispo. This season, Mr. Viscardi will join Opera Louisiane to sing Conrad in Hell’s Bells, Close Encounters with Music in Great Barrington, MA for a concert engagement, and Intermountain Opera Bozeman in Montana to sing Rodolfo in La bohème. [read more...]


"...brought both swagger and depth of feeling to the role..." – Charlotte Observer

Cyrano – “John Viscardi (baritone) brought both swagger and depth of feeling to the role of Cyrano. He sang with the panache the part demanded and the audience loved him, and wanted Roxane to love him, too.”


...he dominates the stage whenever he enters...” – The Toledo Blade

The Magic Flute – “Early on the spotlight is commanded by the bird/man/catcher Papageno (John Viscardi). His robust singing is outdone only by his near-maniacal acting ability. He creates such a lovable character that he dominates the stage whenever he enters.”


"...delivering the finest acting of the evening..." – LocalArtsLive

Eugene Onegin – “Yet Mr. Viscardi, delivering the finest acting of the evening, helped me to forget the triteness of the plot with his sensitive portrayal. His singing, in Act II especially, was powerful, nuanced, and absolutely riveting. …this was the first time I actually cared enough for the character to be upset by it.”


"...has a genuine French style to his singing..." – The Detroit News

Faust – “The young, good-looking American baritone John Viscardi is one of the few in the cast who has a genuine French style to his singing, calling to mind such elegant Gallic baritones as Robert Massard and Ernest Blanc. Valentin may not be a huge role, but it’s a pivotal one, and Viscardi turned in a persuasive performance.”


"...embodied a kind of acting that wasn’t about projecting his 

character’s events as much as living them...” – Philadelphia Inquirer

Pelléas et Mellisande – “As his half-brother Pélleas, John Viscardi relaxed into the piece earlier than the others, and embodied a kind of acting that wasn’t about projecting his character’s events as much as living them.”


Adrienne Boris

Agent | Classical & Concert

Lisa Bremer 

Operations & Finance Manager

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