Praised for his "clarion tone" (Ludwig van Toronto) and "impressive vocal colour" (Opera Canada), Canadian-American baritone Geoffrey Schellenberg has recently been seen in productions with Opéra de Montréal, Vancouver Opera, Pacific Opera Victoria, Portland Opera, and Calgary Opera. He is recognized for the roles of Figaro (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Marcello (La bohème), Belcore (L’elisir d’amore), and Papageno (Die Zauberflöte). He has also sung as a soloist in several oratorio concerts, most notably A Sea Symphony and Requiem (Fauré) with the Vancouver Bach Choir, Messiah (Handel) with the Prince George Symphony Orchestra, and Des Knaben Wunderhorn with l’Orchestre de l’Agora.
Geoffrey furthered his vocal training through a number of artist residencies including l’Atelier lyrique de l’Opéra de Montréal (2020-2022), the Portland Opera Resident Artist Program (2018– 2020), the Calgary Opera Emerging Artist Development Program (2017–2018). He also has completed a number of revered training fellowships including Highlands Opera Studio (2019- 2021), where he sang the title role of Don Giovanni and Harlekin in Ariadne auf Naxos, and Music Academy of the West (2017), where he sang the role of Belcore in L’elisir d’amore. He holds master’s degree and a bachelor’s degree from the University of British Columbia, while simultaneously completing international vocal development programs including the European Music Academy (Teplice, Czech Republic), the Centre for Opera Studies in Italy (Sulmona, Italy), and Accademia Europea dell’Opera (Lucca, Italy).