Dennis Rupp

Los Angeles

A California native, Dennis Rupp’s repertoire of operatic roles and soloist performances includes such highlights as his portrayal of Méfistofélès in Gounod’s Faust, which received an L.A. Emmy Award for Best Entertainment Feature and the role of Colline in La Bohème at the renowned Shanghai International Arts Festival in the People’s Republic of China. Mr. Rupp created the role of Heinrch Skuller in Alva Henderson’s widely acclaimed Nosferatu in a joint production with Opera Idaho and Rimrock Opera. He also created the role of Captain Bedoya in Enrique Gonzalez-Medina’s Seafina y Arcangela for Conaculta-Cecut in Tijuana, Mexico. In 2005, Mr. Rupp toured Austria, Hungary and the Czech Republic as bass soloist for the Mozart Requiem with the Santa Barbara Choral Society. In 2007 he toured with the same company to Italy and Germany where he assayed the bass solos in Haydn’s St. Theresa Mass with the Nova Amadeus Orchestra and the Suddeutsche Kammer Philharmonie.

Elsewhere in the United States, Mr. Rupp has bowed with (among others) Anchorage Opera, Sacramento Opera, Long Beach Opera, Pacific Repertory Opera, Opera San Jose, Opera Nova, Bay Shore Lyric Opera and The Bear Valley Music Festival. His engagements have included the roles of Prince Gremin, Don Alfonso, Leporello, Don Basilio, Sarastro, Hoffman’s Four Villains and Figaro, to name but a few.

In the summer of 2009, Mr. Rupp made his directorial debut at Rimrock Opera’s One Act Festival. Not only did he guide Puccini’s masterpiece Sister Angelica but he put his comic touch on Mozart’s The Impresario.

His performance of Nosferatu is available on CD (released by Albany Records).

  • Work
    • Opera Singer
  • Education
    • CSU Northridge