RAYMON GODFREY GEIS
"His soulful, resonant texture soon peaked with arresting passion and brought the piece to an utterly expressive conclusion."
The son of two opera singers, Tenor Raymon Geis has been surrounded by the world of singing from a young age and is an active performer throughout the United States and Canada. For the 2019 season, he will be covering the role of Jean in New Amsterdam Opera's production of Hérodiade in New York City. In 2018, he premiered the role of Haki in the new American opera Far Travelers by Jeffrey Leiser and Andrés Soto. In 2017 Raymon was selected as an emerging artist and covered the role of Max in Virginia Opera's production of Der Freischütz. He later performed the role of Father Grenville in Heggie's modern classic, Dead Man Walking. In the 2015-2016 season, Raymon made his debut with Sarasota opera as Parpignol in their production of La bohème and covered the role of Florestan in their production of Beethoven’s Fidelio. He performed the role of Beadle Bamford in Opera on the Avalon’s 2016 production of Sweeney Todd in St. John’s, Newfoundland. An active concert soloist, Raymon has been involved in numerous performances including J.S. Bach’s Magnificat, St. John and St Matthew Passions, Handel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Coronation Mass, and A. Ramirez’s folk-mass Missa Criolla, as well as a frequent soloist with New York City’s One World Symphony. Raymon has been a Young Artist at many prestigious programs including Virginia Opera, Sarasota Opera, Opera on the Avalon, Caramoor, and CoOPERAtive. Other recent appearances include roles such as Rodolfo and Rinuccio in Puccini’s La bohème and Gianni Schicchi, the title role in Mozart’s Idomeneo, Sam in Carlisle Floyd's Susannah, and Quint from Britten's Turn of the Screw.