GEORGE CORDES
bass-baritone
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Opera Roles

Opera (Understudy)

TRULOVE   The Rake's Progress
 
Metropolitan Opera

GHOST OF HECTOR   Les Troyens
 
Metropolitan Opera

PRITSCHITCH   The Merry Widow
 
Metropolitan Opera

OROVESO   Norma
 
Lyric Opera of Chicago

DANIEL WEBSTER   Mother of Us All
 
New York City Opera
 
WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN
The Ballad of Baby Doe
 
New York City Opera

BANQUO   Macbeth
 
New York City Opera

SPARAFUCILE   Rigoletto
 
New York City Opera

OPERA SINGER   Intermezzo
 
New York City Opera

BASILIO   Il Barbiere di Siviglia
 
Santa Fe Opera

SOMNUS & CADMUS   Semele
 
Santa Fe Opera

 

IL RE  (Aida)
 Opera Tampa (2012)

NOURABAD   (The Pearlfishers)
 Opera Boston (2007)

ZUNIGA   (Carmen)
 
Opera by the Bay (2007);
 New York City Opera

COLLINE   (La Bohème)
 Tri-Cities Opera (2006),
 New York City Opera,
 Tokyo City Orchestra

SARASTRO   (The Magic Flute)
 
Tri-Cities Opera (2006), El Paso Opera

REV. JOHN HALE   (The Crucible)
 Opera Boston (2005)

BOTTOM   (Midsummer Night's Dream)
 
Lyric Opera of Kansas City (2004)

FIGARO   (The Marriage of Figaro)
 
Opera Theater of St. Louis,
 New York City Opera, Opera Columbus,
 Teatro de la Opera (San Juan, P.R.)

ANGELOTTI   (Tosca)
 Dallas Opera, New York City Opera,
 Met in the Parks, Pittsburgh Opera

LEPORELLO   (Don Giovanni)
 Syracuse Opera, Bardavon Opera

TIMUR   (Turandot)
 
New York City Opera, Opera Tampa,
 Lyric Opera of Chicago, Dallas Opera

MONTERONE   (Rigoletto)
 New York City Opera, Met in the Parks,
 Houston Grand Opera

BONZE   (Madama Butterfly)
 
Met in the Parks, New York City Opera

FIRST NAZARENE   (Salome)
 Lyric Opera of Chicago

VILLAINS   (The Tales of Hoffmann)
 
New York City Opera, Sorg Opera

COMMENDATORE   (Don Giovanni)
 
Tri-Cities Opera

ESCAMILLO   (Carmen)
 
Opera Grand Rapids

SCARPIA   (Tosca)
 
Opera Mississauga

CASPAR   (Der Freischütz)
 
Liederkranz Opera

FIRST SOLDIER   (Salome)
 
New York City Opera, Opera Columbus

MASETTO   (Don Giovanni)
 
New York City Opera

DER SPRECHER   (The Magic Flute)
 
New York City Opera

PISTOLA   (Falstaff)
 
New York City Opera

DR. GRENVIL   (La Traviata)
 
Dallas Opera, Santa Fe Opera,
 New York City Opera

ALI   (L’Italiana in Algieri)
 
New York City Opera

TCHELIO   (Love for Three Oranges)

 New York City Opera

HARASTA   (The Cunning Little Vixen)
 
New York City Opera

BADGER   (The Cunning Little Vixen)
 
Dallas Opera

MANDARIN   (Turandot)
 
Dallas Opera, Pittsburgh Opera

POLICE COMMISSAR   (Der Rosenkavalier)
 
Pittsburgh Opera

MATHIEU   (Andrea Chenier)
 
New Orleans Opera

GREGORIO   (Romeo et Juliette)
 
New Orleans Opera

DULCAMARA   (L'Elisir d'Amore)
 
Pittsburgh Opera Center

SELIM   Il Turco in Italia
 
Pittsburgh Opera Center

 

SWEENEY TODD    Sweeney Todd
 
Pendragon Theatre (2011)

SETH   Beguiled Again
 
Opera by the Bay (2010)

BILLY   Some Enchanted Evening
 Opera by the Bay (2009)

FALKE   Die Fledermaus
 
Opera by the Bay (2008)

FALSTAFF   Merry Wives of Windsor
 
Ohio Light Opera

POOH-BAH   The Mikado
 
Ohio Light Opera

MIKADO   The Mikado
 
Ohio Light Opera

SIR RODERICK   Ruddigore
 
Ohio Light Opera

OLLENDORF   The Beggar Student
 
Ohio Light Opera

LT. CHOLMONDELEY
Yeomen of the Guard
 
Cleveland Opera

SERGEANT OF POLICE   
The Pirates of Penzance
 
Singers' Club of Cleveland

HEL HELSON   Paul Bunyan
 
Singers' Club of Cleveland

ALFIE DOOLITTLE   My Fair Lady
 
Akron Civic Theater

GOVERNOR/INNKEEPER
Man of La Mancha
 
Akron Civic Theater

Musical Theater, Operetta

Messiah   (Handel)
 
Downtown Singers (2010), Hartford Symphony, Masterworks Chorale

Requiem   (Fauré)
 
Berkshire Choral Festival (2009)

Magnificat    (Mendelssohn)
 
Berkshire Choral Festival (2009)

Requiem   (Verdi)
 
Downtown Singers (2009), Boston Bel Canto Opera, Wooster Symphony

Requiem   (Mozart)
 
Plymouth Symphony (2008), Middletown Chorale (2006), Ascension Music

Dover Beach   (Barber)
 
Duxbury Music Festival (2008)

Solemn Vespers of the Confessor   (Mozart)
 
Berkshire Choral Festival (Santa Fe)

St. Matthew Passion   (Bach)
 
Liederkranz Society, Summit Choral Society

Magnificat   (Bach)
 
Canton Symphony

Elijah   (Mendelssohn)
 
St. Paul's Choral Society

Guglielmo Tell & Aida excerpts   (Rossini, Verdi)
 
Berkshire Choral Festival

Harmoniemesse  (Haydn)
Mass in G   (Schubert)
Mass in C   (Beethoven)
 Various orchestras & choral groups

Scrooge!    (Robert Xavier Rodriguez)
 
University of Miami (Albany Records RXR: Works for Chorus & Orchestra),
 Hilton Head Orchestra, University of Texas-Dallas

Forbidden Fire (world premiere)    (Robert Xavier Rodriguez)
 
University of Miami (Albany Records RXR: Works for Chorus & Orchestra)

Con Flor y Canto    (Robert Xavier Rodriguez)
 
University of Miami (Albany Records RXR: Works for Chorus & Orchestra),
 Orquesta de las Americas (Mexico City)

 

Concert Appearances