Neil Eddinger, baritone
Neil Eddinger sang with the New York City Opera for 32 consecutive years, during which he worked with some of opera’s most successful and renowned producers and directors, including Frank Corsaro, Tito Capobianco, Stephen Wadsworth, Rhoda Levine, Lotfi Mansouri, John Copley, Fabrizio Melano, Jonathan Miller and Hal Prince. Neil’s debut as the Prime Minister in Massenet’s Cendrillon coincided with the introduction of super-titles before the New York public. Engaged by Beverly Sills, he appeared regularly in the chorus and performed solos in La Bohéme, Carmen, La Traviata, Don Quichotte, La Rondine, Gianni Schicchi, Naughty Marietta, The Student Prince, Candide, Sweeney Todd, The Most Happy Fella and The Pajama Game and was a featured soloist in two “Live from Lincoln Center” telecasts: Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte and Benjamin Britten’s Paul Bunyan. Other roles in the baritone’s career include Valentine in Faust, Silvio in Pagliacci, Schaunard in La Bohéme, Oreste in Gluck’s Iphigénie en Tauride and the Figaros of Rossini and Mozart. His Mozart roles include both Don Alfonso and Guglielmo in Cosí fan tutte, Since the demise of the New York City Opera Neil has continued to perform and direct elsewhere. He directed a well-received Cosí fan tutte at the Smith Opera House in Geneva NY in 2016 and sang recently in the Palm Beach Opera’s world premier production of Ben Moore’s Enemies, A Love Story. Last month he returned to Lincoln Center for a brief engagement of La Traviata at the Rose Theatre which is scheduled to tour Japan this summer.