Kirk Eichelberger

Guest Artist

Bass Kirk Eichelberger has been praised for “commanding the stage at every turn” (San Francisco Chronicle) and for his “resonant bass and riveting stage presence.” (Dayton City Paper) Recent engagements have included The Emperor in Tan Dun’s Tea: A Mirror of the Soul with Opera Company of Philadelphia, Mephistopheles in Faust with Opera Grand Rapids, Sparafucile in Rigoletto with Vancouver Opera, and Ferrando in Il Trovatore with Opera Manitoba.

Highlights of past performances include Fernando in Fidelio with the Opera Company of Philadelphia, The Four Villains in The Tales of Hoffman with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, the title role in Le Nozze di Figaro for Opera Memphis, and Alidoro in La Cenerentola with Sacramento Opera. On stage with the Festival Opera of Walnut Creek he has performed Timur in Turandot, Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Ferrando in Il Trovatore.

On the concert stage, Eichelberger has performed the title role in Mendelssohn’s Elijah, as well as performed as a soloist in presentations of Verdi's Requiem, Mozart’s Requiem, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Handel’s Messiah, Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem, Bach’s B-minor Mass, Haydn’s Creation, Pärt’s Litany, Rossini’s Stabat Mater, Kodály’s Budavári Te Deum and Einhorn’s Voices of Light.

Eichelberger was a national finalist in the 1999 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and the 1999 MacAllister Awards for Opera Singers. He holds a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, Ohio and a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois.

Kirk Eichelberger