Photo of Roderick GeorgeRoderick George, Tenor

Tenor Roderick George has garnered acclaim in performances on the concert and operatic stages throughout the United States and abroad.  Regularly engaged as a soloist in major concert and oratorio works, his repertoire spans from Handel's Messiah and Mozart’s Requiem, through Beethoven's Ninth Symphony and Rossini's Stabat Mater, to Carl Orff's Carmina Burana and contemporary works by Adolphus Hailstork and H. Leslie Adams.  An international performing artist, he has performed throughout Russia, including appearances with the Orpheus Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Symphony Orchestra of the Krasnoyarsk State Opera and Ballet Theatre and on multiple concert tours of Spain and in South American as a featured soloist with the internationally acclaimed American Spiritual Ensemble. He has also made appearances at several international music festivals and venues including Festival Internacional de Musica Sacra in Ecuador, La Folle Journée Festival in France, Festival Internacional de la Porta Ferrada in Spain, Festival Internacional de Santander, the Cayman Arts Festival of the Grand Cayman Islands, the American Cathedral in Paris, Lensoveta Palace of Culture in St. Petersburg, Wexford Opera House in Ireland and the Spaso House of the United States Embassy in Moscow.  On the operatic stage, he has performed a diversity of leading lyric tenor roles and will make his role debut as Nemorino in Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore this season with Opera Birmingham.  In addition to his active performance career, Dr. George is Professor of Music and Voice Area Coordinator at the University of Montevallo in Alabama, where he was named the recipient of the 2013-14 College of Fine Arts Distinguished Teacher Award. Among his credentials are the Doctor of Music degree in voice performance from The Florida State University and the Master of Music degree in opera and musical theater from Southern Illinois University. He received advanced training in opera at the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria.