Revered for “a divine and natural voice,” (von Otter Masterclass) Sergio Manzo, baritone, most recently performed the titular character in Mozart’s Don Giovanni with Texas Tech University (TTU) Opera Theater. Graduating with a Master of Music in Voice, his other roles with TTU Opera include Publio in La clemenza di Tito and Dr. Falke in Die Fledermaus. He has also performed internationally in Berlin Opera Academy’s production of Gianni Schicchi as Betto, Ser Amantio, and Dr. Spinelloccio. Mr. Manzo has also joined Portland Opera as Schaunard in Puccini’s La bohème and Dr. Bartolo in Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia. Native to Phoenix, Arizona he received a Bachelor of Arts in Voice Performance from Northern Arizona University (NAU) where he performed with NAU Lyric Opera as Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro, Sam in Trouble in Tahiti, and Enrico in Donizetti’s short opera Il campanello. His repertoire displays a variety of roles such as The Vicar in Albert Herring, Harlequin in Ariadne auf Naxos, and The Earl of Dunmow in Berkley’s A Dinner Engagement. In addition to his staged engagements, Mr. Manzo has also performed as the baritone soloist in Dubois’ Seven Last Words of Christ, Brahms’ Eine deutsche Requiem, and Handel’s Messiah. His accolades include second place in the Texoma NATS Eduard Baird Singer of the Year competition and three encouragement awards with the Metropolitan Opera National Council; additionally, he was a finalist in the Southwest Vocal Competition.