Arnold Geis


"Tenor Arnold Geis, singing 'Vieni fra queste braccia' from Rossini’s La gazza ladra showed a real gift for Rossini style.

-Arts Beat LA

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"Ah! mes amis" from La fille du regiment

"Serenade" from The Student Prince

A native of Chehalis, Washington, tenor Arnold Livingston Geis joins WNO's Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program in the 2017–2018 season. In the summer of 2017, he made his Chautauqua Opera debut performing the roles of Ernesto in Don Pasquale and Apollo in L'Orfeo. In the 2017–2018 season with WNO, he will sing Oronte in Alcina (Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Performance), Snake and Vain Man in The Little Prince, Miles in the world premiere of Proving Up, and Count Almaviva in The Barber of Seville (Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Performance).

In the 2016–2017 season, he made his mainstage debut with LA Opera under the baton of Plácido Domingo and closed its season singing Parpignol in La bohème with conductor Gustavo Dudamel. In 2016, he made his company debut at New York City Opera as Corpsman Harris in the East Coast premiere of Fallujah. He also debuted as a guest soloist for Beethoven's Missa Solemnis with the LA Master Chorale in January and Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 with Pasadena Symphony in April.

Other performances include Candide and Fallujah with Long Beach Opera and recent debuts include numerous solo performances at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, and Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center. He made his national television debut on America's Got Talent in 2015 and has since sung for television and blockbuster film soundtracks including Family Guy, Sing, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and Star Wars: Rogue One. Winner of the 2016 LA District of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, he graduated with a Master of Music in Vocal arts from the University of Southern California in May 2014.