Selected Alumni Bios

Eric Margiore

Eric Margiore (B.M., Classical Vocal Performance, 2002) performed at Carnegie Hall in November 2004. In summer, Eric sings Arturo in Lucia di Lammermoor at Des Moines Metro Opera, where he will be an apprentice artist. At Des Moines he will also perform Act III of La Boheme as Rodolfo, the Act V Tomb Scene in Romeo and Juliette as Romeo, Act III in Antony and Cleopatra as Caeser, and El’Remandado in the Act II quintet of Carmen. He also sang the German Lumberjack and the Young Tree in Florida Grand Opera’s production of Paul Bunyanfrom December 2004 through January 2005, under the baton of Stewart Robertson.

Eric was a 2004 Metropolitan Opera National Council semifinalist, as winner of the New York Districts and First Place winner in the Eastern Regionals. Eric was a finalist in the 2003 Houston Grand Opera Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers (Concert of Arias), a competition in which he was invited to return and compete in the 2004 semifinals. Eric was also a member of the 2003 Glimmerglass Opera Young American Artist Program, and returned to Glimmerglass Opera as a Young American Artist for the 2004 season. At Glimmerglass Opera, Eric covered numerous roles, including the guest artist role of Count Oscar, in Offenbach’s Bluebeard, in 2004 he performed the role of Bello in La Fanciulla del West, and covered the guest artist role of Colonel Calverley in Patience.

Eric, in November 2004, again sang the role of Bello, this time, in the Opera Orchestra of New York’s performance of La Fanciulla del West, under the baton of Eve Queler. Eric has also been seen in a 2004 masterclass at Zankel Hall with Thomas Hampson, under the auspices of the Marilyn Horne Foundation. Eric has recently received a study grant from the Anna Sosenko trust fund, and was a selected singer for the 2004 and 2005 Sara Tucker Study Grant auditions. Eric has received Encouragement Awards from the Licia Albanese-Puccini 2003 Foundation Competition, the Opera Index 2003 Vocal Competition, and the Fritz and Lavinia Jensen 2003 Foundation Competition. He has also been a finalist in other prestigious national vocal competitions including the George London Foundation Competition and the MacAllister Awards Vocal Competition.

Eric is under Zemsky/Green Artist Management. He was a student of Dr. Robert C. White Jr. at NYU. Eric began his college studies as a pre-med student at Duke University and then transferred to New York University, graduating cum laude with a B.M. in classical voice and a minor in philosophy in May 2002.