Dr. Gene Galvin

Eugene Galvin
Titles and Organizations

Stage Director for Mason OPERA, Dewberry School of Music, CVPA

Contact Information

Campus: Fairfax
Building: de Laski Performing Arts Bldg
Mail Stop: 3E3

Biography

Gene Galvin, bass-baritone, earned the BA in Music Education from Frostburg State University, the MM in Voice Performance from The Catholic University of America, and the DMA in Opera Performance from the University of Maryland, where he studied with Dominic Cossa. 

Dr. Galvin has served on the adjunct music faculties of Shenandoah Conservatory, West Virginia University, George Washington University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as well as The Catholic University of America, University of Maryland, and Frostburg State University.

As an opera director, Dr. Galvin has staged his own translations of Donizetti’s Rita and Viardot’s Cendrillon. He has staged opera productions for the University of Maryland Opera Workshop, the UNC Opera, the Opera Theater of Northern Virginia, Belcantanti Opera, and The Catholic University of America opera. Additionally, he served as opera scenes director for the Amalfi Coast Music and Arts Festival in Maiori, Italy.

Dr. Gene Galvin, Bass-Baritone, praised in Opera News for his “rich voice and superb musicianship,” has sung with the Washington, Wolf Trap, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Sarasota and National Operas, Opera New England, Opera Theater of Northern Virginia, and Summer Opera Theater companies. He appeared at Constitution Hall as Sarastro in Magic Flute under the baton of Victor Borge, and as the title character in Marriage of Figaro with the New York Grand Opera. His roles also include Basilio, Don Giovanni, Colline, Dulcamara, Gremin, DeBecque and Pandolfe. He played Marshall opposite Patti Lupone in the Kennedy Center production of Regina, and created two roles in Wolf Trap Opera’s critically acclaimed world premiere of John Musto’s Volpone

Recent engagements include roles with Washington Concert Opera (Alidoro, Quinault), roles in Opera Lafayette’s Le Deserteur (recorded on Naxos Records), Bartolo in Paisiello’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia, and the title role of Gianni Schicchi with InSeries in Washington. He was recently seen in the NC HIP Music Festival, with Mallarmé Chamber Players, as Ariodate in Handel’s Serse, and roles in NC Opera’s Hercules vs. Vampires and Le Nozze di Figaro.

On the concert stage, Dr. Galvin has performed with Ute Lemper and the National Symphony in Kurt Weill's Seven Deadly Sins, and with the Arlington Symphony and Williamsburg Symphonia. He was a regular featured performer in WMAL Radio’s annual live Christmas concert from the Kennedy Center, and as bass soloist in the Kennedy Center’s Messiah Sing-Along.

Degrees

DMA in Opera Performance, University of Maryland
MM in Voice Performance, The Catholic University of America
BA in Music Education, Frostburg State University