Manager: Damon Bristo
Management Territory: Worldwide
“AJ Glueckert, a member of the ensemble since this season, is thrilling as Lyonel with a bright lyric tenor, which has long been absent at the Frankfurt Opera. Wonderfully even, free and easy, he shapes the aria “Ach so fromm” and exudes in full strength with a round, soft intensity.” Christiane Francke, Opernnetz, October 18, 2016 - Lyonel in 'Martha' at Oper Frankfurt
“AJ Glueckert’s gleaming, meaty tenor was an ideal fit for the grueling demands of Bacchus (and the Tenor). We are so used to be being happy enough with anyone who can bray his manageable way through the role, that is was a delight to revel in Mr. Glueckert’s sturdy, secure and attractive rendition.” James Sohre, Opera Today, June 27, 2016 - Bacchus in 'Ariadne auf Naxos' at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis
“A.J. Glueckert, another debut artist, displayed a gleaming, effortless tenor sound and he did not shy away from the high lying vocal writing that Dvořák gives to the Prince.” George Dansker, Opera News, February 2015 - Prince in 'Rusalka' at New Orleans Opera
“His fine rendition of Walther von Stolzing’s Prize Song from Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg evidenced his potential as a Wagnerian lyric tenor.” Jason Victor Serinus, San Francisco Classical Voice, November 29, 2013 - Adler Concert at San Francisco Opera
“There were strong showings by Adler Fellows A.J. Glueckert - superb and bright toned as the Steersman…” Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle, October 23, 2013 - Steuermann in 'Der fliegende Holländer' at San Francisco Opera
Tenor AJ Glueckert has been praised by the San Francisco Chronicle for his “superb,” “soaring” voice with “polished high notes.”
In the 2016-2017 season, AJ Glueckert joins the ensemble at Oper Frankfurt. He will be seen as Lyonel in a new production of Flotow’s Martha conducted by Sebastian Weigle, Don José in Barrie Kosky’s acclaimed production of Carmen, Raffaele in Stiffelio, and Erik in Der fliegende Holländer, again conducted by Weigle. He also debuts at the Glyndebourne Festival as Bacchus in Ariadne auf Naxos.
. . . Recently, Mr. Glueckert was seen as Beadle Bamford in Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd, Normanno in Lucia di Lammermoor, and Vogelsang in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, all at San Francsico Opera. He made a successful Opera Theatre of Saint Louis debut in the summer of 2016 as Bacchus in Ariadne auf Naxos. Mr. Glueckert made his European debut at Oper Frankfurt as the Prince in Rusalka, a role he also sang at Minnesota Opera and New Orleans Opera. He also made his role debut as Don José in Carmen at Pittsburgh Opera. In his final year as an Adler Fellow at the San Francisco Opera, he was seen in productions of Norma as Flavio, Susannah and Un ballo in maschera.
Mr. Glueckert made his San Francisco Opera debut in the world premiere production of Mark Adamo's The Gospel of Mary Magdalene in the summer of 2013 and appeared as Steuermann in Der fliegende Holländer to great acclaim. He created the role of the Crown Prince in the world premiere of Kevin Puts' Silent Night at Minnesota Opera and Opera Philadelphia. He also recently was featured singing Walther’s Prize Song from Die Meistersinger on Nürnberg where he “evidenced his potential as a Wagnerian lyric tenor” (San Francisco Classical Voice) and an excerpt of Pylade from Gluck’s Iphigénie en Tauride at the War Memorial Opera House in the Adler Fellow’s Gala Concert.
Mr. Glueckert is an alumnus of the 2012 Merola Opera Program, where he performed Mr. Owen in Argento’s Postcard from Morocco. As a resident artist with Minnesota Opera, he was heard as Arturo in Lucia di Lammermoor, as well as covering the title role in Werther and Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly. He is also a graduate of the young artists programs at Santa Fe Opera and Utah Opera, singing the Simpleton in Boris Godunov with Utah Opera. In concert, Mr. Glueckert has been heard in Handel’s Messiah with the Utah Symphony and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Santa Clara and Sacramento Symphony Orchestras.
A two-time winner of the regional Metropolitan Opera National Auditions, he holds a degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he appeared as the Drum Major in Wozzeck with San Francisco’s Opera Parallèle.
(Updated August 2016)