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Cole

Grissom

     Bass-Baritone

 

Biography

 

On the operatic stage, Cole Grissom has been lauded a ‘...compelling vocal and physical presence...’ (SF Weekly), and has also been known to "[steal] scenes with a powerful voice, and the deliberate swagger of a rock star" (Queens Chronicle). After completing his studies at the New England and San Francisco Conservatories of Music, Mr. Grissom has sung with opera houses across the country in roles that include Scarpia in Tosca, Michele in Il Tabarro, Escamillo in Carmen, Amonasro in Aida, Olin Blitch in Susannah, Nick Shadow in The Rake’s Progress, Méphistophélès in Faust, Athanaël in Thaïs, the Boatswain in HMS Pinafore, and the title roles in Macbeth, Le Nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, The Miakdo and Tartuffe.

 

 
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Upcoming Performances

The Mikado casting has been announced!

Upcoming performances:

The Mikado (Mikado)

with: the New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players 

at: the Kaye Playhouse (695 Park ave. NY,NY 10065)

Performance Dates: 

December 29th @ 3pm

December 31st @ 2pm

December 31st @ 7:30pm

January 5th @ 7:30pm

January 7th @7:30pm

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Coming Soon

Resume

Cole Grissom                                                    Bass-Baritone
  

Selected Roles
The Mikado*                 The Mikado          New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players (NYGASP)    2016
Lucrezia Borgia             Don Alfonso         New York Opera Forum                              2016
Macbeth                     Macbeth (cover)     La Forza dell’Opera                               2016             Le Nozze di Figaro          Figaro              Dell’Arte Opera Ensemble                          2015
Carmen                      Escamillo           Golden Rose Opera Works                           2015
Elektra                     Orest               New York Opera Forum                              2015
Macbeth                     Macbeth (cover)     Dell’Arte Opera Ensemble                          2014
H.M.S. Pinafore             Boatswain           Natchez Music Festival                            2014
Tosca                       Scarpia             Natchez Music Festival                            2014
Aida                        Amonasro            New York Opera Forum                              2014
Semiramide                  Assur               New York Opera Forum                              2014
Tosca                       Scarpia             New York Opera Forum                              2014
Le Nozze di Figaro          Figaro              Regina Opera                                      2013
L’Elisir d’Amore            Dulcamara           Dicapo Opera Theatre (NYC)                        2013
La Boheme                   Schaunard           Bronx Opera                                       2013
La Cenerentola              Don Magnifico       Dicapo Opera Theatre (NYC)                        2013
Gianni Schicchi             Betto               Dicapo Opera Theatre (NYC)                        2013
Il Tabarro                  Michele             New York Lyric Opera                              2012
Cosi fan tutte              Don Alfonso         SF Conservatory of Music (Guest artist)           2012
Susannah                    Olin Blitch         San Francisco Parlor Opera                        2011
Tosca                       Scarpia             San Francisco Parlor Opera                        2010
La Cenerentola (outreach)   Don Magnifico       San Francisco Opera Guild                         2010
Don Giovanni                Don Giovanni        San Francisco Parlor Opera                        2010
The Rake’s Progress         Nick Shadow         San Francisco Conservatory of Music               2010
Thaïs                       Athanaël            San Francisco Parlor Opera                        2009
Faust                       Méphistophélès      San Francisco Parlor Opera                        2009
Candide                     Maximilian          Redwood Symphony Orchestra                        2009
Cosi fan tutte              Guglielmo           San Francisco Parlor Opera                        2008
Madama Butterfly (act II)   Sharpless           San Francisco Parlor Opera                        2008
La Boheme                   Marcello            Pocket Opera Studio                               2008
Le Nozze di Figaro          Figaro              San Francisco Parlor Opera                        2008
The Magic Flute             Papageno            New England Conservatory                          2007
Tartuffe                    Tartuffe            Bay Area Summer Opera Theatre Institute           2007
Il Barbiere di Siviglia     Basilio             Longwood Opera                                    2007
*denotes future engagement

Partial Roles
Der fliegende Holländer     The Dutchman        San Francisco Parlor Opera                        2012
Rigoletto                   Rigoletto           San Francisco Parlor Opera                        2012
    
Training / Education
Voice                       Conductors          Coaches                Directors
Cesar Ulloa                 Bruno Ferrandis     Stephen Dubberly       Marc Astafan
Patricia Craig              Barbara Day Turner  Kathryn Cathcart       A. Scott Perry
Matthew Anchel              Eric Kujawsky       John Moriarty          Trish Weinmann

Bachelor of Music           New England Conservatory of Music          Boston, MA                 2007
Master of Music             San Francisco Conservatory of Music        San Francisco, CA          2011

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CONTACT

For inquiries and booking, please contact Cole Grissom at: 

817.721.6038

colegrissom@gmail.com

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