Born in Liberal, Kansas, Cody’s 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”. His recent appearances include Pinkerton Madama Butterfly (Pittsburgh, Colorado, North Carolina, Opera på Skäret, Sweden and Gulf Coast Symphony & Opera), Alfredo Traviata (Pittsburgh and New Jersey Festival), Don Jose Carmen (Sarasota Opera). In concert he made his Carnegie Hall début with Mid America Productions in Requiem by Michael Glasgow and Verdi’s Requiem with Symphoria in New York.
Cody told us about his life away from the 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”.