Writer Jeremy Hirsch is a regular contributor to the opera blog Schmopera. He studied English literature at Johns Hopkins University as a member of the institutions’ double degree program and earned a bachelor’s degree from Peabody Conservatory, and a master’s in vocal performance from Bard’s Graduate Vocal Arts Program.
Formerly a professional bass-baritone, Hirsch was described as “a compelling actor and singer” by the Los Angeles Times. he was a vocal fellow at various festivals including Music Academy of the West, Songfest, Toronto Summer Music Festival, and Opera on the Avalon, and a guest soloist with companies including the Albany Symphony, America Symphony Orchestra, Washington DC Embassy Series, Fire Island Opera Festival, American Opera Projects, Anonymous Ensemble, Ars Musica, and Opera on Tap NYC.
Hirsch currently lives in Frankfurt am Main, where he teaches English, writes about opera, and eats Grüne Soße.