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School of Fine ArtsMusic Department

Gregory Zavracky

Instructor of Voice     860-486-4781

Praised for his fine musicality and “clarion” voice, Gregory Zavracky maintains an active performance schedule on concert and opera stages alike. Recent engagements include Count Almaviva in The Barber of Seville with Townsend Opera, Tamino in Boston Lyric Opera’s family production of The Magic Flute, Prince Dauntless in Once Upon a Mattress and Schmidt in Werther with Chautauqua Opera, Gherardo in Gianni Schicchi and Buoso’s Ghost with Lake George Opera, Ferrando inCosì Fan Tutte and Camille in The Merry Widow with Cape Cod Operaand Ernesto inDon Pasquale with Opera in the Heights in Houston. Recent concert experience includes the Messiah with the Rhode Island Philharmonic, Bach’s Magnificat with Back Bay Chorale, Les Illuminations with the Aurea Ensemble, the Dvorak Mass in D Majorand the Janácek Otcenás with Chorus Pro Musica, Haydn’s Creation and Mendelssohn’s Elijah with Nashoba Valley Chorale, the Bach B Minor Mass with the Connecticut Virtuosi, and opera and pops concerts with both the Chautauqua and Utah Symphony.

Gregory has recently sung leading roles in the world premieres of Dan Shore’s Works of Mercy, Ketty Nez’s The Fiddler and the Old Woman of Rumelia with the Xanthos Ensemble and James Yannatos’ Rocket’s Red Blare with Intermezzo Opera. Other premieres include Three American Songs by Anthony DeRitis – soon to be released on CDand the Five Borough Songbook with Five Boroughs Music Festival.

Currently writing his dissertation on contemporary American composer Libby Larsen, Gregory teaches class voice at Boston University as well as private voice lessons and music theory at the prestigious Boston University Tanglewood Institute. He received his Bachelor of Arts in music from Emory University, followed by Master of Music degrees from New England Conservatory in voice performance and opera studies. He has taught private lessons for Norwood High School’s celebrated music program since 2001 and maintains a small private studio.