A native of Winter Park, Florida, bass-baritone and stage director Vincent Connor holds a bachelor’s degree and performance certificate from The College of Music at Florida State University as well as a Master’s Degree in voice with emphasis in stage direction from The University of Arizona.
An experienced stage performer, Mr. Connor has also established himself in the directing world. This past year he made his television debut with WGN’s hit series Manhattan as a singing actor and director. He has been praised by Living at the Opera for his “…remarkable directorial touches.” and others for his productions containing “dynamic energy” and “nuance and balance.”
Mr. Connor is a passionate believer in opera outreach and education, and has continually directed full productions and scenes throughout his career working with universities and companies such as The University of Delaware, where he was Director of Opera Workshop, The University of Arizona, UMKC Conservatory, The University of Pennsylvania, Opera in the Ozarks, Marble City Opera, Brevard Music Festival; Janiec Opera, Arizona Onstage productions, and Opera North.
Aside from his operatic endeavors, Mr. Connor has a passion for fusing music and business as an active entrepreneur. He is the co-founder and managing director of the online publicationMotivate! Educate! Resonate!, Sexi Soprano.
As a performer, Mr. Conner is at home both on the operatic and musical theater stages, He has mastered the roles of Pooh-bah in The Mikado, Dentist in Little Shop of Horrors, Thomas Putnam in The Crucible, Geronimo in Il Matrimonio Segreto, Superintendent Budd in Albert Herring,Leporello in Don Giovanni, Dulcamara in L’elisir d’amore, and Figaro in Le Nozze di Figaro, among others. As an apprentice artist, Mr. Connor has appeared with Asolo Opera Festival, College Light Opera Company, Wichita Grand Opera, Opera in the Ozarks and Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre.