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AJ Glueckert

Tenor

AJ Glueckert
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AJ Glueckert's roles during Oper Frankfurt's 2019/20 season are Sinowi Ismailow in Shostakovitch's Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk and Herodes in Salome - both new productions - and he repeats his touching portrayal of Lyonel in Martha (available on CD - OehmsClassics). He will also sing the Kaiser (role debut) in Die Frau ohne Schatten at the Nationale Opera in Amsterdam. This American singer has sung a wide range of roles since joining the ensemble at Oper Frankfurt, including Edrisi (new production of Szymanowski's Król Roger), Graf Vaudémont (new production of Tchaikovsky's Iolanta), Don José (Carmen), Flamand in Capriccio and Skuratov in Aus einem Totenhaus / From the House of the Dead - both new productions - and Froh (Das Rheingold). He made his European debut at Oper Frankfurt in 2014/15, singing the Prince in Rusalka. He made his debut at the Metropolitan Opera in New York singing Erik in Der fliegende Holländer / The Flying Dutchman, a role he had sung in Frankfurt. Other engagements have included Bacchus (Ariadne auf Naxos) at the Glyndebourne Festival and Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly) in Santa Fe, where he was a member of the Young Artist Program. AJ Gluecker is very close to San Francisco Opera, where he was an Adler Fellow and member of their Merola Opera Program, appearing as Beadle Bamford (Sweeney Todd), Normanno (Lucia di Lammermoor) and Kunz Vogelsang (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg). He has also performed at Pittsburgh Opera, Minnesota Opera and Opera Philadelphia. He graduated from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and is a two time winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions regional competition.