Adjunct Faculty: Applied Voice and Opera Ensemble
Kyle Pfortmiller has employed his unique talent in opera, operetta and musical theatre from the contemporary to the classic. His repertoire includes the title roles in Rigoletto, Don Giovanni and Il barbiere di Siviglia, as well as Valentin (Faust), Eisenstein (Die Fledermaus), Count Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro), Silvio (Pagliacci), Henry Higgins (My Fair Lady), Billy Bigelow (Carousel), Hajj, the Poet (Kismet), and Fred/Petruchio (Kiss Me Kate).
He made his Metropolitan Opera debut as Marquis d'Obigny in the new production of La traviata directed by Willy Decker during the 2010-2011 season. He has also been heard at the Met in roles in Capriccio, Andre Chenier, Faust, and Nico Muhly's Two Boys. Some of his most recent performances include his festival debut with Prototype Festival (NYC) in the World Premiere of Du Yun & Royce Vavrek's Pulitzer Prize winning opera Angel's Bone and his subsequent performances of the piece in Hong Kong He will bring the same work to Beijing, China and Los Angeles Opera in 2019 and 2020. Kyle has appeared with opera companies throughout the United States, including the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, Michigan Opera Theatre, Florida Grand Opera, Opera Carolina, Tulsa Opera, Sarasota Opera and Forth Worth Opera, among many others.
He was born in Elgin, Illinois, and currently resides in New York City with his wife and daughter and their rescue, Annie.