Wayne State University

Gordon Finlay

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Biography

 
Gordon Finlay, Lyric tenor, is a graduate of University of Michigan School of Music, where he was an honors student and full scholarship recipient, while also studying with noted soprano, the late Eva Likova. Mr. Finlay has sung leading tenor roles with numerous opera companies, including the Michigan Opera Theater where he performed the leading tenor role of Tamino opposite Kathleen Battle, Opera Grand Rapids, and the Toledo and Indianapolis Operas. His roles have included: Alfredo in La Traviata; Alfred in Die Fledermaus; Tamino in The Magic Flute; Camille in The Merry Widow; Pinkerton in Madame Butterfly; and the Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto. Along with appearing on radio and television, as well as in the Detroit Institute of Art's Brunch with Bach Series, Mr. Finlay has been presented in recital at Detroit's Orchestra Hall, while his most recent performance has been the Tenor Soloist in the Verdi Requiem with the Detroit Masterworks Festival Chorus. Mr. Finlay is an adjunct Instructor of Voice at Wayne State University, teaches General Music at Einstein, Key and Pepper Elementary Schools in the Oak Park District, and in addition, maintains an extensive private studio.