Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, who attended the Academy of Vocal Arts,
Millersville University, and earned a spot in the finals at the
International Luciano Pavarotti Competition.
credits are vast, but here are some highlights: The
Barber of Seville, at the Forum in Philadelphia; Menelas
in La belle Helene at The
Pennsylvania Opera Theater; Alcindoro in La Boheme
at AVA Opera Studio; Don Ramiro in La
cenerentola at Camerata
Opera Theater; Le Remendado in Carmen with the Opera Company of
Philadelphia; and, Monostatos in The Magic Flute and Don Basilio in The
Marriage of Figaro at the Walnut Street Theatre. He has even played a mosquito, in an
Opera Company of Philadelphia production of Leos Janacek’s The Cunning Little Vixen.
In 1976, he
became a member of The Philadelphia Singers, the chorus-in-residence of The
Philadelphia Orchestra. He
participated in the Verdi Festival in the summer of 1979, playing a prior
in I Lombardi and Gaston in La Traviata.
In March 1988,
he celebrated the fifteenth anniversary of The Bucks County Choral Society
in a performance of “St. John Passion” by Johann Sebastian Bach. In 1989, he was a guest soloist of
the Easton Choral Arts Society in a program entitled “From Broadway
to the Met” and was one of the tenors in a fifty-voice choir in a
rendering of “Requiem” by Andrew Lloyd Webber at Asbury United
Methodist Church and Talbot County Auditorium.
He would be
spending a lot of time in church, it seems. He attended Our Lady of Guadalupe
Seminary in 1998, and became ordained as a priest in 2005 at St. Cecilia Cathedral
in Omaha, Nebraska. On 29th
May 2005, he was a celebrant in his all-important inaugural Mass at
Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania. (A DVD is
available.) He has since gone
on serve the Holy Rosary Parish of Indianapolis in the capacity of
October 2009, he was the featured soloist at The Patrons of Sacred Music’s
Fall Benefit Dinner at St. John Cantius Parish in
Chicago, Illinois. He hasn’t
given up on opera completely yet, either. In November 2009, he appeared in the
Indianapolis Opera’s mounting of La
Boheme as Parpignol,
reprising a role he had played twenty-seven years before with the Opera
Company of Philadelphia.
that frequently appears after his name in publications stands for Fraternatis Sacerdotalis Sancti
Petri, which translates into English as The Priestly Fraternity of St.