The performances of baritone Limual Forgey have been received with critical acclaim in the genres of opera, oratorio and musical theatre. Recently Mr. Forgey has performed with Opera Romania Craiova in Gianni Schicchi in the role of Marco. Other notable work includes extensive opera and musical theatre roles: The Count and the title role in Le nozze di Figaro (VOCE and Fresno Sequoia Opera) Sharpless in Madama Butterfly (California Opera, Golden Gate Opera) Escamillo in Carmen (CSU Fresno, Visalia Opera Company, California Opera Association) Germont in La Traviata (California Opera ). Other notable roles include Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor, Aeneas in Dido and Aeneas, Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus Peter in Hansel und Gretel, Javert and Bishop in Les Miserables with Theater Arts Alliance and Fresno Grand Opera; Piangi in The Phantom of the Opera with COS Sequoia Theatre; Johnson in Cepelak's Lincoln and Booth-A New Opera with Golden Gate Opera, Petrovitch in Crime and Punishment-The Opera with John Rainbow Productions Visalia; Chillingworth in The Scarlet Letter and Emile in South Pacific.
In 2020, Mr. Forgey was scheduled to perform as baritone soloist in Mollicone's Beatitude Mass for the Homeless with Fresno Master Chorale; Carmina Burana with CSU Fresno Orchestra and Master Chorus; and with Fresno Philharmonic in their "Arias and Opera Choruses". These concerts and collaborations are currently awaiting a time of reschedule when we are safely past the COVID pandemic.
In his large performance career, Mr. Forgey has had the pleasure of working with some of opera and musical theater’s most prominent directors and conductors, including Peter Lockyer, Brad Haak and Metropolitan Opera star Patrice Munsel, who was a personal mentor and guide for Mr. Forgey, helping him shape his early career. Prominent coaches include Howard Watkins and Jonathan Kuhner of The Metropolitan Opera. International opera star mezzo-soprano Edna Garabedian is perhaps Mr. Forgey’s most influential teacher. He is also privileged to have studied under Dr. Antony Radford of Canada and the United States. Mr Forgey recently performed throughout southern Germany in lieder concerts and has collaborated with a number of symphony orchestras as guest artist and soloist, including Fresno Philharmonic, Fresno Master Chorale, Sequoia Symphony Orchestra and Kings Symphony Orchestra.
Radio, Television and Film credits include Crime and Punishment-The Opera Film DVD, NPR Valley Public Radio Soloist in selections from Saint-Saens' Oratorio de Noel, “Suddenly with the Angels” Television Broadcast by KNXT in Fresno and the role of Bandleader of Aventura!, an Independent Feature Film.
Mr. Forgey holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Washington State University in Vocal Performance, a Masters of Arts in Music (Vocal Performance) from California State University, Fresno, and is currently working on a Doctorate of Musical Arts in voice at the University of Washington.
Mr. Forgey and his amazing wife, Chavaleh, are blessed with three wonderful children. He is managed by Vocal Artist Management Services (VMAS)
MUSAP 139 A Class Voice
MUSIP 300 A Voice for non-majors
MUSIP 320 A Voice for Majors
MUSIC 307 A Italian Diction for Singers