London Opera News calls American tenor ANTHONY PULGRAM “a commanding and charismatic singer, with rich, lyric tone.” The Atlanta native has performed in major opera houses throughout the US and in Europe, including Paris, Vienna, Geneva, Belgrade and Palermo.
Engagements in the 2005-2006 season included Pinkerton in MADAMA BUTTERFLY, Alpheus in LYSISTRATA, and Don Jose in CARMEN with New York City Opera. Mr. Pulgram made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2006, singing works by Mozart and Bassler with Mid America Productions.
He has also sung the Commissioner in Poulenc’s DIALOGUES OF THE CARMELITES and the cover of Apollo in DAPHNE for New York City Opera. Other recent portrayals include Bacchus in Strauss’ ARIADNE AUF NAXOS with Des Moines Metro Opera, Narraboth in Strauss’ SALOME with Orlando Opera, Cavaradossi in TOSCA with Opera North, Florestan in a concert performance of FIDELIO with One World Symphony, Taddie in Mascagni’s GUGLIELMO RATCLIFF with Teatro Grattacielo, Alfredo in LA TRAVIATA and Godvino in Verdi’s AROLDO with New York Grand Opera. Mr. Pulgram has also performed with Santa Fe Opera, Atlanta Repertory Opera, Chautauqua Opera, and North Carolina Opera Tours. He has appeared as Tamino in DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE with Opera in Concert and as Alfred in DIE FLEDERMAUS with the Opera Company of the Hamptons.
Mr. Pulgram has appeared as a soloist with the Temple Symphony in Texas, the New York Philharmonia Virtuosi, the Brooklyn Philharmonic, the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, and the Harrisburg Symphony. His concert repertoire includes Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Handel’s MESSIAH, Mendelssohn’s ELIJAH, and the Mozart and Verdi REQUIEMs. As a recitalist, he has performed in various cities including New York, London, Salzburg, Moscow, and Warsaw.
A champion of contemporary music, he has created the title role in operatic world premieres in New York City, including Sir Gawain in GAWAIN AND THE GREEN KNIGHT with American Opera Projects, and the poet Sean in David Strickland’s PHOENIX PARK (A POET’S JOURNEY) for Theatre for the New City.
An alumnus of Duke University and the Manhattan School of Music, Mr. Pulgram has won awards from the International Belvedere Competition in Vienna, the Licia Albanese Puccini Foundation in New York, the Rosa Ponselle International Vocal Competition in New York, and the Atlanta Pro Mozart Society.
Mr. Pulgram is also an experienced sailor and sailing instructor. He was a member of the Duke University Sailing team, where he qualified for the Intercollegiate National Championships, and he has skippered and crewed in numerous North American Championship regattas.