GEOFFREY SCHELLENBERG 26, born in Saint Paul, Minnesota, recently completed his master's degree in opera performance at the University of British Columbia studying under baritone Peter Barcza. Recent performances with UBC Opera include Eugene Onegin in Eugene Onegin, Papageno in Die Zauberflöte, Demetrius in A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Lescaut in Manon. Mr. Schellenberg was selected as a winner of the Western Canada District for the 2015 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and won Third Prize at the 2016 Canadian Opera Company Centre Stage Competition. Mr. Schellenberg will be joining Calgary Opera's Emerging Artist Development Program for their 2017-18 season. This is his first summer at the Music Academy of the West.