Jeffrey Strand is an American-Canadian tenor currently in his second season at Calgary Opera as an Emerging Artist. In the 2020-2021 season Jeffrey will appear with Calgary Opera in recorded performances including The Yuletide Sessions, Samy Moussa’s Vastation, Kellie-Marie Murphy’s Arriving at the Fire, John Estacio’s The Cipher Clerk, and an abbreviated version of Hansel and Gretel, among other projects. Jeffrey recently sang Kaspar in Amahl and the Night Visitors and he was scheduled to sing Bénédict in Béatrice et Bénédict and Scaramuccio in Ariadne auf Naxos with Calgary Opera prior to the COVID-19 outbreak. Other recent engagements include Don José in Carmen with Mercury Opera, covering Tamino in Die Zauberflöte at Sarasota Opera as a Studio Artist, covering Manrico in Il trovatore as a Bonfils-Stanton Apprentice Artist at Central City Opera, and recording excerpts of Don Dillworth’s opera Rostam with Phoenix Opera. Jeffrey previously won First Prize in the Southwest Vocal Competition, covered Don José in Carmen at the Brott Opera Festival and performed Beethoven’s An die ferne Geliebte as a Young Artist at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. Jeffrey was a Young Artist with Tulsa Opera, covering the role of Lennie in Carlisle Floyd’s Of Mice and Men, and performs frequently with Phoenix Opera.
Jeffrey also frequently performs oratorio and concert music, recently appearing as the Tenor Soloist in Haydn’s Die Schöpfung with the Westchester Oratorio Society in New York, Gounod’s Messe solennelle de Sante-Cécile, Beethoven’s Mass in C with the Canyon Symphony Orchestra, in Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with the Chandler Symphony and as the Evangelist in Bach’s St. John Passion with the Canyon Symphony Orchestra. He has sung as the Tenor Soloist in Puccini’s Messa di Gloria with the San Tan Orchestra and Chorale and in Handel’s Messiah with the Phoenix Opera Orchestra, the Canyon Symphony Orchestra, with members of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, and with the Master Chorale of Flagstaff. Jeffrey performed as the Tenor Soloist in Vaughan Williams’ Hodie with the Tulsa Oratorio Chorus, and as the Tenor Soloist in Schütz’s Symphoniae Sacrae with Collegium Musicum of Norman. He has also sung in recital with the Voices of Vienna, and with the Soirees series at the Marshall Fine Art Gallery in Scottsdale, AZ. Jeffrey has appeared in Masterclass with Russell Braun, Vittorio Grigolo, and twice with the great Marilyn Horne. Jeffrey placed as a Finalist at the 2016 Phoenix Opera Southwest Vocal Competition, and as a Finalist at the Benton-Schmidt Vocal Competition.