Tenor Quinn Bernegger is emerging as a familiar face at concert halls and opera houses in the Northeast and beyond where he has been praised for his “great vocal agility” and “excellent characterization.” Last summer he was seen as Nanki-Poo in Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Mikado at Chautauqua Opera, where he was also featured as an Apprentice Artist in concerts with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Middlebury College and is currently pursuing a graduate diploma in opera performance at The Boston Conservatory, where has performed as Oronte in Handel’s Alcina and Fenton in The Merry Wives of Windsor. Mr. Bernegger made his professional debut last year as a Resident Artist with Tri-Cities Opera, singing roles in Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd (Beadle Bamford), Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti (the Jazz Trio), and Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta (Alméric). Equally at home in musical theater repertoire, Mr. Bernegger has also performed the roles of Jack and Cinderella's Prince in Sondheim's Into the Woods and Jean Valjean in Schönberg's Les Misèrables. He has been a Young Artist at both the Opera Company of Middlebury and the Seagle Music Colony, where he made his operatic debut as Fenton in Verdi's Falstaff. Mr. Bernegger is a recipient of numerous distinctions, including first place in The American Prize this yearin two categories (opera and art song). He was also a finalist in the FAVA Grand Concours competition in 2015. This summer he will be featured at Des Moines Metro Opera in the role of Henrik Egerman in their production of Sondheim’s A Little Night Music.
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