French tenor Morgan Manifacier has sung under the direction of conductors Mark Shapiro, Christopher Fecteau, David Lawton, Benoît Renard, Douglas Martin, and Arthur Haas. A versatile and engaging singer, he has appeared on operatic stages and recital halls both in the United States and abroad.
The 2017-2018 season saw the role debuts of Tamino in Die Zauberflöte with the Manhattan Opera Studio, Sultan Soliman in Zaïde with the Occasional Opera Company of Manhattan, Dr. Blind in Die Fledermaus with Stony Brook Opera, and Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni with dell’Arte Opera Ensemble. Other role credits include Borsa in Rigoletto with Amore Opera, Mozart in Mozart and Salieri (Rimsky-Korsakov) with dell'Arte Opera Ensemble, and Ferrando in Così fan tutte in Martina Arroyo's Role Preparation Program.
An avid performer of early music and Baroque repertoire, Morgan collaborated with singers and directors such as Julianne Baird, Catherine Turocy, Christa Patton, and David Ronis. He notably appeared as tenor soloist in Handel’s Messiah with the LIU Post Chorus, as well as in Buxtehude’s cantata Member Jesu Nostri with the Amherst Early Music Workshop. He also sang the role of Tircis in Le Carnaval Mascarade by Lully with the Baroque Opera Workshop at Queens College, and the title role of Pygmalion by Rameau with the Stony Brook Baroque Players.
Deeply connected to art-song repertoire, Morgan has performed in masterclasses lead by Thomas Grubb, Roger Vignoles, Jake Heggie, Kevin Murphy, and Frank Daykin. He has also given several lectures and concerts in Northeastern universities and recital halls on important French musical figures, such as Gabriel Fauré and Nadia Boulanger. In 2017, he served as French diction coach for the Newburgh Music Festival.
Morgan was a 2014 and 2015 participant in LeAnn Overton's Respiro Opera NYC program, a 2016 participant in Martina Arroyo’s Role Performance Program, and a 2018 participant of the dell'Arte Opera Ensemble young artist program. He was a grant recipient of the Anna Sosenko Assist Trust, and held a Professional Fellowship at SongFest 2018.
Morgan received his Bachelor's of Music from Holy Names University, and his Master's of Arts in Voice Performance from LIU Post. His major voice teachers include Lee Steward, Neal Harrelson, and Robert C. White Jr., and he has coached intensively with John Greer, Timothy Long, and Roger Malouf. 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.
Upcoming Performance: Stony Brook Opera Gala Performance
Friday, November 16th 2018 - 7:30PM