Welcome to the Official website of character tenor Marc Schapman!
Character tenor Marc Schapman completed a Doctor of Music in Voice Performance at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. A native of Iowa, Mr. Schapman received his Bachelor of Arts from Luther College and his Master of Music from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. His operatic credits include Loge in Das Rheingold, Goro in Madama Butterfly, George Gibbs in the world premiere of Ned Rorem's Our Town, Pheron in the Opera Circle of Cleveland world premiere of Thamos, King of Egypt, Spoletta in Tosca, Bardolfo in Falstaff, Kaspar in Amahl and the Night Visitors, Gastone in La Traviata, Don Basilio in Le Nozze di Figaro, Ralph Rackstraw in HMS Pinafore, Nanki Poo in The Mikado, Nelson Deadly in Too Many Sopranos, A Grand Night for Singing, the Tanzmeister in Ariadne auf Naxos, Harry Easter in Street Scene, and many others. Upcoming performances include Bardolfo in Falstaff and Normanno in Lucia di Lammermoor with Winter Opera St. Louis.
Concert appearances include Handel’s Messiah, Gounod’s St. Cecelia Mass, Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis, Rossini’s Stabat Mater, Mozart’s Coronation Mass, Mozart’s Requiem, and Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. He made his Carnegie Hall debut singing the world-premiere of Edwin Penhorwood’s An American Requiem.
Currently, Mr. Schapman serves as Associate Professor of Voice and Director of Graduate Studies in Music at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville where he teaches Opera Literature, Song Literature, Opera and Musical Theatre Workshop, and Applied Voice. In addition to his SIUE duties, Mr. Schapman serves as a voice teacher for Opera Theater of St. Louis' Artists-in-Training and is the Program Coordinator for the Opera Theatre of St. Louis Spring Training program. He was the 2012 recipient of the National Association of Teachers of Singing Emerging Leaders Award, an award given to a teacher within their first 10 ten years of instruction who display outstanding teaching and service to the national organization. In addition, Mr. Schapman received the 2012 SIUE College of Arts and Sciences William and Margaret Going Award Endowed Professorship. Awarded to one faculty member in the College of Arts and Sciences, this award recognizes a faculty member for outstanding teaching and accomplishments in creative activity.
This page was last updated: October 8, 2013
Marc Schapman as the Tanzmeister in Ariadne auf Naxos