Cast spotlight: Cody Austin
American tenor Cody Austin makes his house début with us next summer as Rodolfo in La Bohème.
His professional debut was with the Opera Company of Philadelphia as Roderigo Otello in 2009, where he was invited to return the following season to perform Edmondo Manon Lescaut.
His voice has been described as “warm, rich quality… produced with an evenness that’s rare” and it recently sang Pinkerton Madama Butterfly at Pittsburgh, Colorado and North Carolina and Alfred in Die Fledermaus at Opera Tampa.
Cody told us what he gets up to off stage:
“When I’m not performing, my time is occupied with my three young daughters and my wife. We enjoy going to the pool and the beach here in Florida. I like to play tennis and golf, when I get the opportunity. I’m also a big sports fan – baseball, basketball, NFL football, even WWE wrestling! I teach voice lessons to young musicians when I’m home, too”.