Rod Gilfry

Credit: Dana Patrick


Rod Gilfry earned a master’s degree in Vocal Arts at the University of Southern California and also studied with the late Martial Singher. A compelling performer, he was critically acclaimed for Billy Budd on stages throughout the world, performed Stanley Kowalski in the world premiere of André Previn’s A Street Car Named Desire at the San Francisco Opera, and created the role of Nathan in Nicholas Maw’s Sophie’s Choice at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden. He is also closely associated with the Metropolitan Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Dallas Opera, Bayerische Staatsoper, Opéra de Paris and Opernhaus Zurich, with roles such as Figaro, Marcello, Valentin, Belcore and Count Almaviva. Rod Gilfry will return to the Glyndebourne Festival in the summer of 2017 for Brett Dean’s new opera Hamlet, and to the Metropolitan Opera during the following season for Thomas Ades’ The Exterminating Angel.