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 Hänsel und Gretel, Pedrillo in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Baron Zsupán in Gräfin Mariza, Vasek in The Bartered Bride, the dancing master in Ariadne auf Naxos, the title role in Platée, the steersman in Der fliegende Holländer, and Tony in West Side Story. Recently, he made his debut with the National Opera of Lyon as Pappacoda in Eine Nacht in Venedig.
Mr. Treganza’s made his Austrian debut as the tenor soloist in both Haydn’s Die Schöpfung at the Esterházy Palace and Haydn’s Schöpfungsmesse 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 at the Palace Theater with the Music Theater Festival at Schönbrunn. At the Lake Festival in Mörbisch he has been seen as Pappacoda in Eine Nacht in Venedig 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 Hänsel und Gretel, Boni in Die Csárdásfürstin, Monostatos in Die Zauberflöte, Goro in Madama Butterfly, Spärlich in Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor, Wenzel in Die verkaufte Braut, 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.
The artist has worked with many renowned 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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