Trevor Neal* returns as a member of the resident company in the 2018-19 season, appearing as Gardiner in Heggie’s Moby-Dick and Sharpless in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly. During the 2017-18 season, Mr. Neal appeared as Rambaldo in Puccini’s La rondine and Germont in Verdi’s La traviata. Other roles performed recently include Killian in Der Freischutz with Virginia Opera, Sciarrone in Puccini’s Tosca with Opera North, and the Bonze in Puccini’s Madame Butterfly with Ash Lawn Opera.
He was member of the Herndon Foundation Emerging Artist program at Virginia Opera for the 2015/2016 season, where he covered Mars/Morpheus in Orpheus in the Underworld and Dutchman in The Flying Dutchman. Previously, he was a Young Artist at Opera North where he performed the role of Henry Davis in Kurt Weill’s Street Scene and covered the role of Germont in Verdi’s La traviata.
On the concert stage, Mr. Neal has appeared in concert with the South Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, Wichita Falls Symphony Orchestra, Abilene Symphony, and numerous community orchestras performing such works as Orff’s Carmina Burana, Verdi’s Requiem, Durufle’s Requiem, and Handel’s Messiah.
Mr. Neal began his formal training at the University of North Texas where he studied with Verdi baritone Jeffrey Snider. He previously served as the Director of Strategic Planning for New York based chamber opera company, The Secret Opera.
*Mr. Neal’s residency made possible by artist fellowships from Elizabeth F. Adler, Don and Jan Schmidek, the San Jose Opera Guild and Amici di Musica Bella.