Tenor Jeffrey Treganza received his education at the prestigious University of Cincinnati in the United States of America. While still a student he made his critically acclaimed debut in one of his most important roles, Vasek in The Bartered Bride, conducted by Maestro Julius Rudel. His professional path also brought him to the stage of Dayton Opera and Cincinnati Opera. From there he moved to Europe where he received his first full-time engagement as a principal artist with the State Theater in Kassel. At the same time, he pursued and successfully completed a PhD in Vocal Pedagogy at Martin Luther University in Halle.
Since then, the multitalented singer-actor-dancer has performed in the USA, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Luxembourg, Japan, and South Korea, where he has sung 80 solo roles in opera, operetta, and musical theater. His most important roles include: David in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Boni in Die Csárdásfürstin, the witch in Hansel and Gretel, Pedrillo in The Abduction from the Seraglio, Baron Zsupán in Gräfin Mariza, Vasek in The Bartered Bride, the dancing master in Ariadne auf Naxos, the steersman in Der fliegende Holländer, and Tony in West Side Story.
Mr. Treganza’s made his Austrian debut as the tenor soloist in both Haydn’s The Creation at the Esterházy Palace and Haydn’s Creation Mass at St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna as part of the Haydn Festival. He has performed at the Lehár Festival in Bad Ischl, the Operetta Summer in Kufstein, and with the Music Theater Festival at Schönbrunn Palace. At the Lake Festival in Mörbisch he has been seen as Pappacoda in Eine Nacht in Venedig (available on CD) as well as Ferry in Viktoria und ihr Husar.
Since the beginning of the 2010/11 season, Mr. Treganza has been a principal artist with the Vienna Volksoper where he has been seen in numerous roles, including: the witch in Hansel and Gretel, Boni in Die Csárdásfürstin, Monostatos in The Magic Flute, Goro in Madama Butterfly, Spärlich in The Merry Wives of Windsor, Vasek in The Bartered Bride, Gastone in La Traviata, Rodolfo Pirelli in Sweeney Todd, Cornelius Hackl in Hello, Dolly!, Loge in Wagners RING an einem Abend, and Basilio in Le nozze di Figaro.
Other recent engagements include debuts with the Savonlinna Opera Festival as Dr. Blind in Die Fledermaus, the Royal Opera House Muscat as Pappacoda in Eine Nacht in Venedig, as well as Zsupan in Gräfin Mariza with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Upcoming engagements include Monostatos in Die Zauberflöte, Gastone in La Traviata and Boy in the European Premiere of Tod Machover’s Schoenberg in Hollywood with the Vienna Volksoper.
The artist has worked with many well-known conductors, including: Julius Rudel, Edoardo Müller, Marco Armiliato, James Conlon, Axel Kober, Christof Perick, Constantin Trinks, Rudolf Bibl, Alfred Eschwé and Daniele Rustioni.
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