From opera to art-song repertoire, Morgan Manifacier's “sensibility and purity of expression” has lead him to sing both in the US and abroad. A native of France, he made his NYC debut with Amore Opera as Borsa in Verdi’s Rigoletto, conducted by maestro Doug Martin. That same season, he went on to perform the role of Tircis in Le Carnaval Mascarade by Lully, with the Baroque Opera Workshop at the Aaron Copland School of Music.
In the 2016-2017 season, he appeared as tenor soloist with the Amherst Early Music Workshop, performing Buxtehude’s cantata Membra Jesu Nostri, before studying the role of Ferrando in Così fan tutte with the legendary Martina Arroyo, in her prestigious performance program. Other highlights of the season included debuting the role of Tamino in Die Zauberflöte with the Manhattan Opera Studio, led by French conductor Benoît Renard.
The 2017-2018 season saw the debut of Sultan Soliman in Mozart’s Zaide, under the baton of David Lawton with the Occasional Opera Company in Manhattan, and the title role of Pygmalion by Rameau, directed by Catherine Turocy and conducted by Arthur Haas, with Stony Brook Baroque Players.
Deeply connected to the French repertoire of the fin-de-siècle, Morgan has given several lectures and recitals in Northeastern universities and recital halls on important French musical figures, such as Gabriel Fauré, Nadia Boulanger, Maurice Ravel, Claude Debussy, and Francis Poulenc. He also served as French diction coach for the Newburgh Music Festival.
Morgan received his Bachelor's of Music from Holy Names University, and his Master's of Arts in Voice Performance from Long Island University. There, he appeared at tenor soloist with the LIU Post Chorus in Handel’s Messiah, and Beethoven’s Mass in C Major. Notable teachers include Lee Steward, Neal Harrelson, and Robert C. White. He currently studies under the tutelage of Randall Scarlata at Stony Brook University, where he is pursuing his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Opera Performance.
Morgan was a 2017 grant recipient of the Anna Sosenko Assist Trust, and recently received a Professional Fellowship at SongFest 2018. Upcoming performances include the role of Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni with dell'Arte Opera Ensemble, conducted by Christopher Fecteau.