Donald George


Donald George has performed at La Scala, Paris Opera Bastille, Kennedy Center, the State Operas of Berlin, Hamburg and Vienna, the Festivals of Salzburg, Buenos Aires, Jerusalem, Istanbul, Perth and Blossom USA. He has sung with the Rhode Island Philharmonic, the Grand Rapids Symphony and with Larry Rachleff, Leonard Bernstein, Kurt Masur, Vladimir Jurowski, Simone Young and recorded for Sony, Naxos, Phillips Classic, Teldec, Delos, and Bavarian Radio, among others.  Reviews of Donald George speak of his “pleasing tenor sound, vocally reliable in all challenges” (Metropolitan Opera News), His recordings of the songs of Margaret Ruthven Lang (1868-1972) Love is Everywhere & Volume II Love Also Rises were nominated for Grammys.  The review, by Music Web International, of the recording of Return to Old Ireland described his singing as “splendid.”  The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reviewed his recording of Schubert’s Schöne Müllerin, praising Donald George with “a splendid visiting card of his artistry…. An absolute must.”  His books Master Singers: Advice from the Stage and Celebrity for the Curious are available on Amazon.  Currently he is writing an essay for the Library of Congress on Renée Fleming’s CD “Signatures”, which CD has been deemed “vital for the history of America-aesthetically, culturally or historically.”