DORA Award Winner (Outstanding Ensemble – #ATGMessiah) Gregory Finney sings all over Toronto and Canada. Gregory’s “big, surprising voice…” (schmopera.com) was heard recently in H.M.S. PINAFORE, LOS GAVILANES, ARIADNE AUF NAXOS, MIKADO, LA TRAGEDIE DE CARMEN, DON GIOVANNI and LE NOZZE DI FIGARO. A regular with Toronto Operetta Theatre, VOICEBOX: Opera In Concert, Against the Grain Theatre, Opera By Request and LooseTEA Music Theatre, Gregory’s versatility is “remarkable to watch…” (barczablog.com)
Favourite roles include FIGARO’S WEDDING -Antonio/Bartolo (DORA Nomination – Best Ensemble Musical/Opera); DON GIOVANNI- Leporello, Don Giovanni; COSI FAN TUTTE – Don Alfonso, Guglielmo; EARNEST, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING – Rev. Chasuble; DIE ZAUBERFLOTE ‐ Papageno; FALSTAFF – Bardolfo; LA VIDA BREVE – Sarvaor; LA MÈRE COUPABLE – Figaro; Roderich – COUSIN FROM NOWHERE; Prince Orlofsky – DIE FLEDERMAUS; Saboyano – LUISA FERNANDA; Popolescu – COUNTESS MARITZA; Uncle John (Cover) ‐ #UNCLEJOHN; THE MERRY WIDOW – Kromow
No stranger to new music, Gregory has been involved in the Canadian premieres of JERRY SPRINGER: THE OPERA, KATE AND THE DEVIL and KNICKERBOCKER HOLIDAY; as well as the world premieres of KAMOURASKA and Eric Idle’s NOT THE MESSIAH; and the New York Premieres of ORATORIO TEREZIN and CELTIC MASS FOR THE SEA (both at Carnegie Hall).
Others include L’HOMME ET LE CIEL, LA VIE PARISIENNE, LA BELLE HÉLÈNE, KATE AND THE DEVIL, LA DONNA DEL LAGO, IOLANTHE, PIRATES OF PENZANCE; A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM; BEAUTY AND THE BEAST; FOOTLOOSE: THE MUSICAL
Gregory is also a frequent contributor/reviewer for the immensely popular Opera Blog schmopera.com. Dealing with issues like theatricality and acting in opera, public perceptions of opera as well as professional advice, Gregory is well-known for his no-nonsense vernacular and accessible tone.
Coming up you can see him with:
OPERA BY REQUEST
MARCH 11, 2017
College Street United Church
The Chocolate Soldier
TORONTO OPERETTA THEATRE
April 26-30, 2017
Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts
Against the Grain Theatre
May 19 – June 2, 2017