Eric Schlossberg

Eric Schlossberg

Deep Countertenor

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«Eric Schlossberg in the comic role of Elviro [is] a model of the new wave of counter-tenor singing and [brought] life and vigour to [his] role.»
Opera magazine (2018)
«Mr. Schlossberg's ridiculously extended and repetitive ode to Whiskers was a highlight»
Arts Louisville (2018)
2018Cavalli: XerseElviro
2018Purcell: Dido And AeneasSorceress
2017Monteverdi: L'incoronazione Di PoppeaOttone
2014Handel: Giulio Cesare In EgittoTolomeo
2013Monteverdi: L'incoronazione Di PoppeaArnalta / Nutrice / Famigliari i
2013Handel: AdmetoAdmeto (admetus)
2010Monteverdi: Il Ritorno D'ulisse In PatriaL'umana Fragilità


New Jersey-born countertenor Eric Schlossberg was recently praised by Opera Magazine for his "Sorcerer of strong vocal and dramatic character" in Ensemble OrQuesta's production of Dido and Aeneas. He also recently debuted the role of Elviro (Cavalli's Xerse) in the London Grimeborn Festival. Other roles include Nerone, Ottone, & Arnalta (L'incoronazione di Poppea), Tolomeo (Giulio Cesare), L'umana fragilità/Pisandro (Il ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria), Damon (Acis and Galatea), the title roles in Handel's Admeto and L'enfant et les sortilèges, and the man who fell in love with his cat in the US premiere of Robin Haigh's The Man Who Woke Up. 

While a young artist with the iSING International Young Artists Festival, he was a featured soloist with the Shanghai Symphony and Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestras. Upcoming season highlights include his debut with the Hastings Philharmonic and reprising The Man Who Woke Up with Thompson Street Opera in Chicago in 2019. 

Eric is also an experienced software engineer having received a Bachelor of Science and Engineering in Computer Science from Princeton University. He collaborates frequently on research with the MIT Media Lab and Harvard University. 
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Monteverdi: L'incoronazione di Poppea La Virtù / Ottavia / Drusilla Ensemble OrQuesta 2019
Cavalli: Xerse Elviro 1 week Grimeborn Festival 2018
Purcell: Dido And Aeneas Sorceress 24 hours Ensemble OrQuesta 2018
Monteverdi: L'incoronazione Di Poppea Ottone 1 week Greek Opera Festival 2017
Handel: Giulio Cesare In Egitto Tolomeo 1 week Hawaii Performing Arts Festival 2014