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Guhr is terrific with his big warm voice and confident swagger”, raves
Mary Murfin Bayley of The Seattle Times. Other critics agree, Glenn Guhr
is a performer of unique and outstanding ability.
Mr. Guhr is an original member of the Black Box Opera Theater
ensemble with which he appeared in operas by Ned Rorem, Ullmann’s Der
Kaiser von Atlantis, and numerous cabaret performances.
Equally at home in everything from Shakespeare to Sondheim and
Monteverdi to Verdi, Mr. Guhr has always prided himself on his
versatility. He has appeared in operas, operettas, musicals, plays, and
film with the Pacific Northwest Ballet, Seattle Opera, Civic Light
Opera, Tacoma Opera, ACT Inc. (St. Louis), The St. Louis Shakespeare
Company, Theatre Factory St. Louis and others in such roles as Gianni
Schicchi, Papageno (The Magic Flute), Ford (Falstaff),
Germont (La Traviata), Guglielmo (Così fan tutte),
Grosvenor (Patience), and Fred Graham/Petruchio (Kiss Me, Kate).
In addition to his stage roles, Mr. Guhr appears frequently in
recital and concert in the Pacific Northwest, performing with the Walla
Walla Symphony, the Bellevue Philharmonic, Orchestra Seattle/Seattle
Chamber Singers, the Seattle Choral Company, the Everett Symphony, the
Port Angeles Symphony, the Seattle Philharmonic and others.
This last year Mr. Guhr also made his directorial debut with a
highly-successful production of The Magic Flute, which he also
translated. He is currently on the voice faculty at Shoreline Community
Mr. Guhr received a BA in music from Tabor College and an MM in
Music History from Kansas State University. He also completed course
work towards a PhD in Musicology at Washington University in St. Louis
before turning his full attention to performance. In 2002, he finished a
DMA in Vocal Performance at the University of Washington, where he
studied with renowned baritone Julian Patrick.