Geoffrey Sirett

Baritone Geoffrey Sirett continues to impress musicians and audiences in debut performances in opera, concert and recital repertoire. A native of Kingston, Geoffrey is emerging as one of Canada’s leading young baritones, highly sought-after across the country for concert repertoire.  His 2014-15 season included over 70 performances across Canada, highlights of which include John Adam’s THE WOUND DRESSER (Victoria Symphony), Beethoven’s 9TH SYMPHONY (Orchestre Symphonique de Drummondville), Brahms’ REQUIEM (Ottawa Bach Choir), Purcell’s DIDO AND AENEAS (Theatre of Early Music), as well as performances with the Talisker Players, Canadian Art Song Project, Orchestra London, Winnipeg Symphony, Victoria Symphony, and Nota Bene Baroque Orchestra. Appearances on the opera stage included Opera de Montreal’s production of Kevin Puts’ SILENT NIGHT, Wolf-Ferrari’s IL SEGRETO DI SUSANNA with Opera5, and the world-premiere of Dean Burry’s THE BELLS OF BADDECK.

Geoffrey’s 2013/14 season began with the premiere James Rolfe’s OPEN ROAD for Soundstreams and appeared later with in that company’s production of Brian Current’s AIRLINE ICARUS.  This season also included the Canadian Opera Company tour of Pergolesi’s LA SERVA PARDONA and Dean Burry’s THE BROTHERS GRIMM, Bach’s JOHANNES PASSION for Kitchener’s Grand Philharmonic Choir, Mozart’s KRÖNUNGSMESSE for the Ottawa Choral Society, Stankar in Verid’s STIFELLIO for Opera in Concert, as well as Bach’s WEIHNACHTSORATORIUM for Choeur St. Laurent, and Against The Grain’s acclaimed staged production of MESSIAH.


Geoffrey is a graduate of the University of Toronto where he completed a Master’s in Music (Opera). He holds a Bachelor of Music and Artist Diploma from the University of Western Ontario, where he received the Gold Medal. He is the winner of awards and prizes from a number of competitions including the Canadian Conservatory Vocal Competition, Ottawa Choral Society Competition, Czech and Slovak International Voice Competition, Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, and received 2nd place and the “Best Performance of a Canadian Work” Award in the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal Competition. He is a five-time grant recipient of the Jacqueline Desmarais Foundation, and winner of the Vancouver Opera Guild Career Development Grant.

As the winner of the Norcop Song Prize, Geoffrey presented a recital with Martin Katz.  Further recital appearances include performances for the Aldeburgh Connection and Bayfield Festival of Song with pianist Stephen Ralls, Van Cliburn Foundation with composer/pianist Ricky Ian Gordon, and the Chautauqua Institution with pianists Craig Rutenberg and Mikael Eliasen. Collaborating with pianist Stephen Ralls, his first solo album VAGABOND is a disc devoted to the works of Vaughan Williams, Butterworth, and Britten as well as premiere recordings of Canadian compositions by Ivan Barbotin and Jocelyn Morlock.



Carmen (Morales/Dancaire) – Edmonton Opera 2015
Prince Igor (Prince Igor) – Opera in Concert 2015
Le damnation de Faust (Brander) – Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra 2015
The Merry Widow (Kromov) – Edmonton Opera 2015
The Bells of Baddeck (A.G. Bell) – Alexander Graham Bell Historic Site 2015
Silent Night (William Dale) – Opera de Montréal 2015
Il segreto di Susanna (Count Gil) – Opera5 2015
Dido and Aeneas (Aeneas) – Theatre of Early Music 2014
Stiffelio (Count Stankar) – Opera in Concert 2014
Airline Icarus (Business Man) – Soundstreams 2014
La Traviata (Germont) – Highlands Opera Studio 2013
La Serva Padrona (Uberto) – Canadian Opera Company 2013
The Brothers Grimm (Brentano) – Canadian Opera Company 2013
Orlando (Zaroastro) – Opera in Concert 2013
The Great Gatsby (Nick Carraway) – Aspen Opera Theater Center 2012
From the House of Mirth (Dorset) – Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie 2012
A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Snug) – Aspen Opera Theater Center 2011
Don Giovanni (Don Giovanni) – University of Toronto 2011
Hansel and Gretel (Father) – University of Toronto 2010
Lucia di Lammermoor (Enrico) – University of Toronto 2010
Le Nozze di Figaro (Il Conte) – Aspen Opera Theater Center 2010


Bach’s B Minor Mass Chorus Niagara 2016
Candlelight Concert – Thirteen Strings Chamber Orchestra 2015
Moussorgsky’s Songs and Dances of DeathOffcentre Music Salon 2015
Purcell’s Odes Theater of Early Music 2015
Handel’s Messiah Nota Bene Baroque Players 2015
Recital Canadian Art Song Project 2015
Handel’s Messiah Victoria Symphony, Winnipeg Symphony, Orchestra London 2014
Adam’s The Wound Dresser Victoria Symphony 2014
Vaughan William’s Songs of TravelTalisker Players 2014
Brahms’ RequiemOttawa Bach Choir 2014
Bach’s Johannes-PassionGrand Philharmonic Chorus 2014
Mozart’s KronungmesseOttawa Choral Society 2014
Bach’s WeihnachtsoratoriumKingston Symphony 2013
Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem – Buffalo Philharmonic 2012


Winner – Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions (Four City District) – 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Grant – Jacqueline Desmarais Foundation for Young Canadian Opera Singers – 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013
Grand Prize – Ottawa Choral Society Competition – 2012
2nd Place – Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal Competition – 2011
Winner – Best Performance of a Canadian Work Award (Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal Competition) – 2011
Grant – Vancouver Opera Guild Career Development Grant – 2010
Prize Winner – Czech and Slovak International Voice Competition – 2010
Winner – Kingston Symphony Volunteer Committee – Musician of the Year Award – 2008


Aspen Opera Theater Center 2010, 2011, 2012
University of Toronto (MMus in Opera) – 2011
Chautauqua Institute Voice Program2007, 2008, 2009
University of Western Ontario (BMus in Voice) 2007


The Vale of Tears (Schutz, Bach, Praetorius) – Daniel Taylor, conductor [Analekta – AN 2 9144]
Airline Icarus
(Opera by Brian Current) – Brian Current, conductor [Naxos 8660356]
The Heart’s Refuge (Buxtehude, J.C. Bach, Kuhnau, Bruhns) – Daniel Taylor, conductor [Analekta – AN 2 9143]
Vagabond (Vaughan Williams, Butterworth, Britten, Morlock, Barbotin) –Stephen Ralls, piano

Bicycle Opera Project

As an active advocate for contemporary Canadian music, Geoffrey is the co-producer of The Bicycle Opera Project.  Combining two of his passions, the cycle-touring opera company aims to give opera a new spin, introducing Canadian audiences to a wealth of high-quality contemporary opera created in the country.

After only 4 seasons the company’s unique combination of art and environmentalism has garnered global media attention, including coverage by Al Jazeera, CBC’s The National, CTV, TFO, CityTV, Toronto Star, Globe and Mail, and even a Cyrillic newspaper in Russia.

Over the 2015 season’s 5-week tour, the company (8 members strong, complete with bicycle trailers filled with sets, costumes, props, and instruments) covered over 1000km, performing for audiences across Nova Scotia and Ontario.

Upcoming Engagements


  • This is the powerful sound of an operatic contender, one that Sirett manages to tame into a golden vehicle for the expressive nuances of art song.

  • Geoffrey Sirett just about brought the house down singing the “Tosca” excerpt with a muscular, powerhouse baritone that held its own in contest with the orchestra’s playing at full throttle.

  • Zoroastro is Orlando’s resident heavyweight. Part puppet master, part dues ex machine, the role demands a commanding vocal presence with deep dramatic undertones. Mr. Sirett has it covered. His is a big, full-bodied voice but one capable of surprising finesse. Bass baritones do not typically sing Baroque trills. Sirett does.

  • …baritone Geoffrey Sirett gave insightful and beautifully nuanced performances.  Sirett’s deep, clear baritone traced somber but elegant phrases against the piano’s cloudy jangle of tonal chords.

  • John Terauds

    CD Review: Vagabond
  • Buffalo News

    Puccini Concert – Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Opera Going Toronto

    Opera in Concert production of "Orlando"
  • Fort Worth Star-Telegram

    Recital – Songs of Ricky Ian Gordon, Van Cliburn Foundation 2010


Songs of Travel (Vaughan Williams)
Stephen Ralls, piano
© Geoffrey Sirett 2011

Six Songs from A Shropshire Lad (Butterworth)
Stephen Ralls, piano
© Geoffrey Sirett 2011



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Carrol Anne Curry
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Henry Ingram
Director, Concerts Division