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Lyric Tenor, past recipient of The American Prize in Vocal Performance in Opera and a finalist in the Bel Canto Regional Voice Competition, is in constant demand as a performer, teacher and musical artist. He maintains a busy performance schedule on both the concert and operatic stages. Most notably, John has appeared with Lyric Opera of Chicago, Grant Park Symphony, Santa Fe Opera, Minnesota Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony, Hawaii Symphony, Tulsa Opera, Cleveland Opera, Hawaii Opera Theatre, Portland Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, and the Pine Mountain Music Festival.
Notable local appearances include Kurt Weill's Seven Deadly Sins with Grant Park Symphony (Carlos Kalmar conducting), An Afternoon of Opera and Musical Theatre with Skokie Valley Symphony (Francesco Millioto conducting), the world premier of Gustavo Leone’s opera, The Leader, with Latino Music Festival in Chicago, and solo appearances with West Suburban Sym-phony (Verdi’s Requiem, A Night of Lerner & Loewe and A Night of Rodgers & Hammerstein). As a recitalist, John has performed for the Musicians Club of Women, Midwest Arts League, Lyric Opera Guild and the German Language Society of Chicago. John is a member of the quar-tet, Opera Lirica, which has performed programs of opera and musical theatre around the Chica-go area for many years and regularly performs in Door County, WI, every Memorial Day week-end.
A frequent performer at the Acorn Theatre in Three Oaks, MI, John regularly performs on the popular Christmas at the Acorn concert every holiday season. At the Acorn, he has directed and produced performances of Les Miserables and The Phantom of the Opera, an Evening of Classic Musical Theatre and has been a featured singer in many operatic programs, including Pagliacci and The Magic Flute.
Currently a full-time chorus member at Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Grant Park Festival Cho-rus, John is also a member of the Advisory Board for The Center for Performing Arts at Gover-nors State University in University Park, IL, where he initiated a popular series of operatic pro-grams called Opera Up Close, now in it’s eleventh season. John also serves on the board for the Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago (CAIC), an organization devoted to presenting classical vocal recitals and vocal chamber music.