Geoffrey Schmelzer · baritone

AVA First-year Resident Artist


Skokie, IL


Master of Music from Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music and a Bachelor of Music from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 

Recent roles:

Grégorio in Roméo et Juliette with Central City Opera; Guglielmo in Così fan tutte with Finger Lakes Opera; Boatswain in H.M.S. Pinafore with the Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Co. of Chicago; Schaunard in La bohème; Mr. Gobineau in The Medium with Northwestern Opera Theater.


Encouragement Award at the 2023 Laffont Competition Iowa District; Winner of the 2023 Northwestern University Concerto Competition.