A native of Miami, Florida, Anthony Offerle is an Associate Professor at the University of Florida - School of Music where he teaches voice and directs the UF Opera Theatre. He recently served as the Artistic Director of the prestigious Operafestival di Roma in Italy. Dr. Offerle holds a Doctor of Arts degree from The University of Northern Colorado and was a Dieterle scholar at The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He is the director of The Golem of Prague a winner of the 2023 National Opera Association Award for large scale opera productions. “Well done!! Dramatically, very tight, clear, and interesting. A very moving production.” - NOA
His voice students have appeared with opera companies around the world including La Scala, San Francisco, Santa Fe, and the Metropolitan Opera houses as well as on Broadway in West Side Story, Sunday in the Park with George, On Your Feet, Pretty Woman, and Spiderman. Offerle has stage directed, produced, and been the musical director of over 60 productions from opera to musical theatre.
Offerle’s solo performance credits include productions with the OperaEstate in Rome, The Cincinnati Opera, Opera Mississippi, International Chamber Orchestra Italy, Dayton Opera, Wyoming Opera, Intermountain Opera, Pacific Opera, and the Spoleto Festival USA. He has sung over 30 leading roles including the title roles in Don Giovanni and Don Pasquale, Scarpia in Tosca, Papageno in Die Zauberflöte, and Bartolo in both Il barbiere di Siviglia and Le nozze di Figaro. Equally at home with musical theater repertoire, he has performed the Major General in The Pirates of Penzance, Sir Despard Murgatroyd in Ruddigore, Riff in West Side Story, and Curly in Oklahoma. He created the role of Muffeo in the world-premiere of Stella Sung’s opera The Red Silk Thread: An Epic Tale of Marco Polo.
An active concert performer, Offerle served as guest baritone soloist in London’s Westminster Abbey and St. Paul’s Cathedral as well as St. Giles Cathedral in Scotland. The Charleston Post and Courier said of his Messiah performance, "Mr. Offerle sang with a rich warm tone and an exciting top." The New York Amsterdam News said of his recent recital debut in Manhattan, "Offerle brought to his selections an exceptionally beautiful baritone, fine technical command and considerable interpretive skill. He proved to be a compelling singing-actor." He is represented by Atwater-Reed Artists Management of New York.
Offerle is a two-time Metropolitan Opera auditions district winner and regional finalist, a national winner of the Federation of Music Clubs vocal competition, and one of only ten Americans selected to compete in the quadrennial Marian Anderson International Vocal Competition. He has studied with such renowned teachers as Italo Tajo and Andrew B. White at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.
He is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing and a former NATS state president. He also is a member of the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA), The American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), and NAfME: The National Association for Music Education.