Mr. Offenbach’s signature roles have earned him raves reviews for his defining character portrayals and vocal strength in a career spanning over thirty years. He is a frequent guest artist with companies that have included Los Angeles Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Baltimore Opera, Austin Lyric Opera, Nashville Opera, Hawaii Opera, Michigan Opera, San Diego Opera, Opera Pacific, Arizona Opera, Opera Carolina, Florentine Opera, Dallas Opera, Colorado Opera Festival, Opera Colorado, Pittsburgh Opera, Toledo Opera, Kentucky Opera, Santa Barbara Grand Opera, and Savonlinna Finland Music Festival.
His performance as T.J.Rigg in Florentine Opera’s production of Elmer Gantry earned two Grammys for the 54th annual Grammy Awards in 2012. The recording was also #1 pick on Opera News’ Top 10 List of complete opera recordings for 2011.
Recent engagements have included Mephistopheles in Faust with Hawaii Opera Theater, Austin Lyric Opera, Toledo Opera, Beijing China, and Michigan Opera Theatre. Upcoming 2016 engagements include Mephistopheles in Faust with Annapolis Opera, Theseus in A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Hawaii Opera Theater, and Don Basilio in Il Barbiere di Siviglia with Austin Lyric.
Mr. Offenbach has appeared as a featured soloist in concert with the Beijing China Winland Christmas Gala Concert, Pacific Symphony, Honolulu Symphony, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Colorado Springs Orchestra, National Repertory Orchestra, New York Festival of Song, and the Joseph Papp NY Public Theater.
A native of Honolulu, Mr. Offenbach holds a Bachelor of Music and has studied at the University of Hawaii, New York University, and the Juilliard School of Music. In addition to his background in Opera, Mr. Offenbach has performed extensively in musical theater as a dancer and singer in regional, summer stock, Off-Broadway, and National tours. He may be heard on Angel Records’ recording of Gershwin’s Blue Monday and on the 2012 Grammy nominated Naxos Label recording of Aldridge’s Elmer Gantry.