From operatic repertoire to art-song, 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 Rigoletto, conducted by maestro Doug Martin. That same season, he went on to perform the role of Tircis in Lully’s Carnaval Mascarade with the Baroque Opera Workshop at Queens College.
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 Role Performance program. Other highlights of the season included debuting the role of Tamino in Die Zauberflöte with the Manhattan Opera Studio, before appearing as Sultan Soliman in Mozart’s Zaide under the baton of David Lawton.
Deeply connected to the French repertoire of the fin-de-siècle, Manifacier has given lectures and recitals in several Northeastern universities on important French musical figures of the fin-de-siècle and XX century, 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.
Manifacier 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 notably 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's pursuing his DMA in Opera Performance.
Upcoming performances include the title role of Pygmalion with the Stony Brook Baroque Ensemble, conducted by Arthur Haas, and the role of Dr. Blinde with the Stony Brook Opera Company, conducted by David Lawton.