A baritone from Dallas, Texas, John Boehr graduated from Baylor University in 2005, earning a Bachelor of Music degree in vocal performance. Mr. Boehr performed numerous roles with the Baylor Opera Theater, including Guglielmo in Così fan tutte, Belcore in L'elisir d'amore, Giovanni Belleti in Libby Larsen's Barnum's Bird and Papageno in The Magic Flute. For Palm Beach Opera he played Dandini in La Cenerentola, Second Priest in The Magic Flute and Sciarrone in Tosca. During the summer of 2005, he sang Masetto in Don Giovanni for the Tanglewood Music Center, and for these last two summers has been a young artist with the Santa Fe Opera. Mr. Boehr continued his Santa Fe association with appearances in the Santa Fe Opera Winter Concert Series and the company's 2007 spring opera tour of the new work Trinity. Mr. Boehr made his debut with the Pittsburgh Opera singing Osmano in their production of L'Ormindo and sang Dandini in La Cenerentola for Austin Lyric Opera. He returns to Austin in 2010 to perform Tapioca in Chabrier's L'étoile.
Mr. Boehr has won numerous prizes at vocal competitions sponsored by the Dallas Opera Guild, Palm Beach Opera and the Metropolitan Opera Council Southwest Regional Auditions, among others. He joined The Minnesota Opera last season as a resident artist, singing Cristiano in A Masked Ball, Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet, the Persian Captain in The Fortunes of King Croesus and the Hunter in Rusalka. In 2008-2009, he returns to sing Wagner in Faust, the Barker, the Owl Doctor and the Coal Merchant in The Adventures of Pinocchio and the title role in the alternate cast of The Barber of Seville.