Eugene Galvin (B.A. Music Ed., Frostburg State University; M.M. Vocal Performance, CUA; D.M.A. Opera Performance, University of Maryland). Studied voice with Sara Pierce, Donald Wiggins, Raymond Mc Guire, Dominic Cossa, acting with Leon Major. Coaching and master classes with Jerome Hines, Robert McCoy, Evelyn Lear, Theodore Uppman, Nico Castel, Charles Rieker.
"Galvin's voice is rich in tone, flexible in expression; he is as talented in acting as in singing, and impressively versatile." (Washington Post)
Most recently seen as Alidoro in Washington Concert Opera’s Cenerentola, Dr. Galvin is well known to Washington area audiences from his many operatic appearances with the Washington, Wolf Trap, Cincinnati, Sarasota and National Operas, Opera New England, Opera Theater of Northern Virginia, and Summer Opera Theater companies, at Constitution Hall as Sarastro in Magic Flute under the baton of Victor Borge, and as the title character in Marriage of Figaro with the New York Grand Opera. His roles also include Basilio, Don Giovanni, Colline, Dulcamara, DeBecque and Alidoro. He has appeared as Gremin in Cleveland Opera’s Eugene Onegin, in the Kennedy Center production of Blitzstein’s Regina with Patti Lupone, as Pandolfe in Summer Opera’s Cendrillon, and created two roles in Wolf Trap Opera’s critically acclaimed world premiere of John Musto’s Volpone.
Recent engagements include Opera Lafayette’s Le Deserteur, performed in DC and New York and recorded on Naxos Records. On the concert stage, Mr. Galvin has performed with Ute Lemper and the National Symphony in Kurt Weill's Seven Deadly Sins, and with the Arlington Symphony and Williamsburg Symphonia. He was a regular featured performer in WMAL Radio’s annual live Christmas concert from the Kennedy Center, and as bass soloist in the Kennedy Center’s Messiah Sing-Along. In the Spring semester of 2009, he sang the role of Mendelsson’s Elijah with the Catholic University chorus and orchestra.
Dr. Galvin has also sung and directed his own translations of Donizetti’s Rita and Viardot’s Cendrillon, directed productions for Opera Theater of Northern Virginia and Belcantanti Opera, and directed Le Nozze di Figaro at Catholic University in Fall 2009. He was a cantor of the national EWTN broadcast of the CUA Presidential Inaugural Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.