Conductor of Opera/Music Theatre
During his distinguished singing career, Mr. Hogan performed with artists such as Renée Fleming, Luciano Pavarotti, Frederica von Stade, Denyce Graves, Thomas Allen, Jerome Hines, Paul Plishka, Samuel Ramey and Dolora Zajic, to name a few. He has been heard live on broadcasts from Lincoln Center, National Public Radio (NPR), and Public Broadcasting System (PBS) Television Specials. He is also on the EMI and APAD recording labels.
Some of his awards and recognitions include a Sullivan Career Grant from the Sullivan Foundation, Richard Tucker Voice Competition Award, International Finalist in the Luciano Pavarotti Competition, San Francisco Opera Merola Program, George London Vocal Competition and the Arturo Giargiari Bel-Canto Voice Competition. During his high school years he was a four-year member of the Texas All-State Choir. He can be seen in Who's Who in American High Schools and Universities and is an active member of the TEXOMA NATS, NOA, and Opera America organizations.
In 2009 he made his Carnegie Hall debut as a stage director in a production entitled, “Opera Shorts." He has served as the Artistic Director of the Natchez Festival of Music, and has served on the voice faculty of the Lutheran Summer Music Academy & Festival for the past three summers. Mr. Hogan is highly respected in his field and continues to enjoy a career outside of academia.
"Thanks to George Hogan's gift of humor, I heard an audience laugh for the first time in many a year during Leporello's catalogue recitation." Opera Magazine
"George Hogan's voice has a clear Cesare Siepi-like resonance and timbre." Opera Canada
"Hogan has oaken weight in his bass. It is also quite flexible and possesses a fetching cantabile warmth." San Francisco Chronicle
"George Hogan was a commanding Bertram." The New Yorker
"The clarity of his lower register was riveting." The Philadelphia Inquirer
"George Hogan's Basilio was full of resonant deviousness." Opera News
“One of the evening’s bright moments was the voice of American bass, George Hogan. His Handel was like dark crystal.” The Australian (Sydney, Australia)
"George Hogan starred in the performance...we loved him and we are star-struck. Moving as the aged knight battling windmills, stirring as the young man trapped by the Spanish Inquisition, he was unabashedly magnificent. When he finished 'The Impossible Dream,' tears actually were glistening in eyes around us." The Natchez (MS) Democrat