French tenor Morgan Manifacier has sung under the direction of conductors Mark Shapiro, Daniel Beckwith, Christopher Fecteau, David Lawton, Avi Stein, Benoît Renard, and Douglas Martin. A versatile and engaging singer, he is a highly 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.
Morgan is a fellowship recipient from SongFest, the International Baroque Academy, and the AlpenKammerMusik Festival, where he has worked with leading scholars, performers, and composers of both art-song and opera repertoire, such as Roger Vignoles, Kevin Murphy, Alan Smith, Lydia Brown, Dimitri Dover, Libby Larsen, and Jake Heggie. He has performed with dell’Arte Opera Ensemble, Amherst Music Festival, Manhattan Opera Studio, Stony Brook Opera, Respiro Opera NYC, Martina Arroyo’s Role Performance Program, and the Baroque Opera Workshop at Queens College. He has received career 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. Other major voice teachers include Lee Steward, Neal Harrelson, and Robert C. White Jr. Morgan has also coached intensively with Timothy Long and Roger Malouf.