Minnesota native Geoffrey Schellenberg joins the Portland Opera Resident Artist Program for the 2018-19 season. Praised for his "clarion tone" (Musical Toronto) and "impressive vocal colour" (Opera Canada), he was recently engaged with Calgary Opera as part of their Emerging Artist Development Program, singing the roles of Sergeant in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Captain in Eugene Onegin, and Sciarrone in Tosca. He also performed the role of Belcore in L'elisir d'amore for Music Academy of the West's 70th anniversary season under the baton of Speranza Scappucci and directed by James Darrah, as well as Marcello in La boheme with White Rock Concerts in Vancouver.  He will sing Morales in Opera Kelowna’s upcoming production of Carmen in August 2018.