Bass-baritone Gerard Michael D’Emilio has been hailed for his “commanding presence” and a voice described as “thrilling” and “stentorian.” Most recently, Mr D’Emilio was a young artist at the Glimmerglass Festival, appearing as Truffaldino in Ariadne auf Naxos. Mr. D’Emilio’s roles have included Sulpice (La fille du régiment), Stenio (Maddalena), the Villains (Les contes d’Hoffmann), Bottom (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Kecal (The Bartered Bride), Leporello (Don Giovanni), Don Alfonso (Così fan tutte) and Sarastro (The Magic Flute). Equally at home in orchestral and concert repertoire, Mr. D’Emilio has been featured as the bass soloist in Mozart’s Requiem with the Florida Orchestra and Pilatus in Bach’s Matthäus-Passion with the Philadelphia Orchestra. Mr. D’Emilio received his M.M. from Westminster Choir College this past May, and graduated from Oberlin College in 2012 with a B.M. in Voice Performance and a B.A. with highest honors in politics. Upcoming engagements include a return to Gotham Chamber Opera for its production of Montsalvatge’s El gato con botas. For Minnesota Opera, he will be seen again as Moralès in Carmen.