French tenor Morgan Manifacier has sung under the direction of conductors Mark Shapiro, Daniel Beckwith, Christopher Fecteau, David Lawton, Benoît Renard, and Douglas Martin. A versatile and engaging singer, he is a sought-after interpreter of repertoire spanning from the Renaissance to the newest of contemporary music, and has performed both in the United States and in Europe.
Recent opera credits include the title role in Pigmalion by Rameau, Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, Agenore in Mozart’s Il re pastore, Tamino in Die Zauberflöte, Sultan Soliman in Mozart’s Zaide, Sorcerer in Dido and Æneas, Dr. Blind in Die Fledermaus, and Mozart in Mozart and Salieri by Rimsky-Korsakov. He has also recently created the role of Man in Ed Rosenberg’s Healing, new chamber opera premiered in 2019.
Deeply devoted to art-song repertoire, Morgan is an active recitalist with his collaborative pianist Corinne Penner, with whom he gives recitals in various venues and recital halls across the country. He has performed in masterclasses lead by Thomas Grubb, Roger Vignoles, Jake Heggie, Kevin Murphy, and Frank Daykin. Morgan has also given several lectures and lecture-recitals in Northeastern universities on important French musical figures, such as Gabriel Fauré, Nadia Boulanger, and Lili Boulanger.
An avid performer of early music and Baroque repertoire, Morgan has collaborated with conductors, singers, and directors such as Arthur Haas, 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 Membra Jesu Nostri with the Amherst Early Music Workshop.
Morgan is a 2019 fellowship recipient at the International Baroque Academy and AlpenKammerMusik. He was a Professional Fellow at SongFest 2018, and a 2018 Young Artist for dell’Arte Opera Ensemble. Previously, he was a 2014 and 2015 participant in LeAnn Overton's Respiro Opera NYC, a 2016 participant in Martina Arroyo’s Role Performance Program, and a 2016 participant in Baroque Opera Workshop Young Artist Program. Morgan has received grants from the Anna Sosenko Assist Trust and the Performing Arts Consortium.
Currently, Morgan is pursuing his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Voice Performance at Stony Brook University under the tutelage of Randall Scarlata. He received his Bachelor's of Arts in Music from Holy Names University, and his Master's of Arts in Voice Performance from Long Island University, Post. His major voice teachers include Lee Steward, Neal Harrelson, and Robert C. White Jr., and he has coached intensively with Timothy Long and Roger Malouf.