Gerald Dolter - Stage Director, Producer, Baritone
has established himself in opera houses and concert halls both in the United States and Europe.
Opern Welt magazine
has described his
performances as "radiant," by the Frankfurter Rundschau as "powerful baritonal presence," and by England's Opera magazine
operatic credits include appearances with the Pittsburgh, New Jersey State, Tulsa, St. Louis, Cincinnati, and Arizona opera companies, as well as the opera companies of Frankfurt, Mannheim
, Hamburg, Karlsruhe, Düsseldorf, Gelsenkirchen, Krefeld, and Montpellier.
From 1985 - 1991, Dolter
was the leading baritone with Germany's Bremen Opera.
repertoire there included such diverse characterizations as Germont in La Traviata, Escamillo in Carmen, and Nick Shadow in The Rake's Progress.
operatic repertoire includes more than 85 characterizations.
joined the voice faculty at the Texas Tech School of Music
in the fall of 1995.
He became the Director of TTU Music Theatre in 1998.
has sought to program a wide variety of works to benefit students and the public interest.
was a National Winner in the Metropolitan Opera Auditions in 1984.
a frequent adjudicator for that competition at both the district and regional levels.
latest venture has been the creation of a musical theatre production company, Lubbock Moonlight Musicals
Since its inception in summer of 2006, the company has produced many, grand-scale musicals in the outdoor setting of Lubbock's Wells Fargo Amphitheatre.
High school and college students have benefited from this new company.
In addition to valuable, professional stage experience, these students are paid stipends as administrators, stage performers, pit musicians and stage technicians.
As a result of the company's success, a new dinner-theatre series, Moonlight Dinner Theatre, has spun off from summer operations.
In addition, tour performances of LMM musicals have been given throughout Texas and New Mexico.