Baritone Anthony Zoeller, a South Florida native, has performed opera, oratorio, and concert works throughout the country and has collaborated with leading companies, composers, and conductors. As a student, Mr. Zoeller earned fellowships to the Tanglewood Music Center and the Aspen Opera Theater Center, and completed young artist programs with Berkshire Opera, Utah Symphony & Opera, and Sarasota Opera, where he was awarded the Sarasota Opera Guild Scholarship as an outstanding Apprentice. He was a finalist for the Rose Palmai-Tenser Competition and the Connecticut Opera Competition, and for the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, he was selected in separate years as a Regional Semi-Finalist and District Winner/Regional Finalist. Mr. Zoeller has had the good fortune to perform in masterclass with some of the leading coaches and singers in the field, including Marcello Giordani, Barbara Bonney, Licia Albanese, Vladimir Chernov, Benjamin Luxon, Pierre Vallet, and Julius Rudel.
On the opera stage, Anthony has performed principal roles with Utah Symphony & Opera, St. Petersburg Opera, Miami Lyric Opera, Palm Beach Opera’s One Opera in One Hour series, Opera Fusion, the Miami Music Festival, and the University of Colorado’s Opera in the Summer festival. In concert, he has sung as a soloist with the Cincinnati May Festival, the Florida Philharmonic, the Berkshire Choral Festival, the Florida Chamber Orchestra, and the Hispanic-American Lyric Theatre. Mr. Zoeller has sung in recital in Boston, Salt Lake City, Cincinnati, Charleston, Saint Petersburg, and throughout South Florida. As a South Florida resident, he has worked with local presenting organizations such as Amici dell’Arte, Opera Benvenuto, the Tutto Puccini Concert Series, and Barry University.
Committed to performing new works, he created the role of Trumpet in the world premiere of Anthony Plog’s opera How The Trumpet Got its Toot with Utah Symphony & Opera, the role of Rev. Fred Phelps in Opera Fusion’s Not in My Town, the role of Ludovico Nota in the world premiere of Daniel Shore’s opera Works of Mercy in Boston, the role of Clayton in Shore’s opera Freedom Ride in New Orleans, the role of Poseidon in Michael Ross’s The Head of Medusa in Miami Beach, and sang the roles of Reporter/Office Voice/Friend in the Midwest premiere of Lowell Liebermann’s opera Miss Lonelyhearts in Cincinnati.
Mr. Zoeller holds degrees from Florida State University, New England Conservatory, and the University of Cincinnati, where his doctoral research focused on American vocal music of the first half of the twentieth century.