Biography

Dichotomy of Devotion
Duncan Recital Hall, Rice UniversityAward-winning countertenor Cody Bowers was a National Semifinalist in the Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition and a George London Foundation Encouragement Award Recipient. Mr. Bowers will perform at Merola Opera Program this summer, and has been engaged by companies like The Metropolitan Opera, Minnesota Opera, The Atlanta Opera, Utah Opera, Tanglewood Music Center, Boston Early Music Festival, Amherst Early Music Festival, Opera Neo, and Cincinnati Opera Fusion in principle roles like Tolomeo in G.F. Handel’s Giulio Cesare in Egitto, Oberon in Benjamin Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Roane Heckle in Jake Heggie’s Great Scott, L’Enfant in Maurice Ravel’s L’Enfant et Les Sortilèges, Ottone in Claudio Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea, Orlando in Handel’s Orlando, and Refugee in Jonathan Dove’s Flight.

On the concert stage, Mr. Bowers has been featured as both an ensemblist and soloist in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Germany, Italy, and Great Britain, and has performed with companies like the Handel & Haydn Society, Boston Camerata, Parthenia Viol Consort, Bach Akademie Charlotte, Bach Society Houston, The Henry Purcell Society of Boston, Vocal Arts Ensemble Cincinnati, Collegium Cincinnati, The Thirteen, The National Cathedral, and Ensemble Altera. Features include repertoire like Mass in G Minor by Ralph Vaughn Williams, Membra Jesu Nostri by Dieterich Buxtehude, St. John Passion, St. Matthew Passion, Easter Oratorio, and Mass in B Minor.

Mr. Bowers is a native of Newnan, Georgia. He earned a Bachelor of Music from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati, and later a Master of Music in Voice Performance at Rice University.

In his spare time, Mr. Bowers enjoys tending to his many houseplants, petting his cats, and cooking for his husband.

Cody Bowers is a student of Lynn Eustis and is represented by Gloria Parker at Insignia Artists Management—gloria@insigniaartists.com

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Listen

Cody Bowers, countertenor
Brendon Shapiro, piano”Dawn…Still Darkness…” from FLIGHT by Jonathan Dove
Cody Bowers, countertenor
Brendon Shapiro, piano”Pena tiranna” from AMADIGI DI GUALA, HWV 11
Cody Bowers, countertenor
Brendon Shapiro, piano
Beau Soir by Claude Debussy
Cody Bowers, countertenor
Regina Krawiec, Soprano
Excerpt from Arianna in Creta HVW 32  
Performed at The Amherst Early Music Festival 2019
Video by Amy Bearden
Cody Bowers, countertenor
Francesco Logozzo, tenor
The Choir of the Church of the Advent
Dr. Mark Dwyer, conductor
Performed in All-Saints Parish, Brookline MA
Cody Bowers, countertenor
Dr. Stephan Griffin, piano
Precious Lord, Take My hand 

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This Season…

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Ensemble Altera • We Remember 

Sunday, July 11, 2021 • Blessed Sacrament Church, Providence, RI

Mr. Bowers will perform with Rhode Island based Ensemble Altera in a program of choral music honoring the many horrors of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Messiah • Handel & Haydn Society 

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, November 26, 27, & 28, 2021 •  Symphony Hall, Boston MA

Mr. Bowers will perform at Boston’s Symphony Hall with H&H in its first live, public performance of Messiah since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic which marks the 145th consecutive season the company has performed the work.

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Bach Christmas • Handel & Haydn Society 

Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, December 3, 4, & 5, 2021 •  St. Cecilia Parish, Boston, & First Church in Cambridge, MA

Mr. Bowers will perform with the Handel & Haydn Society under the direction of guest conductor Raphaël Pichon in a performance of Bach Magnificat, BWV 243, and more.

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Cantos para Hermanar al Mundo 

Thursday & Friday, December 10 & 11, 2021 • Teatro Isauro Martinez, Torreón, Mexico 

Mr. Bowers will perform as a part of the annual Cantos para Hermanar al Mundo festival in Torreòn, Mexico in a gala concert with professional singers from all over the world.

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Flight • Utah Opera 

Friday & Sunday, January 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 2022 • Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre, Salt Lake City, Utah

Mr. Bowers will cover the role of the Refugee in Jonathan Dove’s opera Flight.

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Theresienmesse • Handel & Haydn Society 

Friday & Sunday, January 28 & 30, 2022 • Symphony Hall, Boston MA

Mr. Bowers will perform at Boston’s Symphony Hall as a member of the Handel & Haydn Society Chorus in a performance of Haydn’s Theresienmesse.

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St. Matthew Passion • Handel & Haydn Society

April 7, 2022 • Carnegie Hall, New York City, NY

Mr. Bowers will perform J.S. Bach’s St. Matthew Passion with the Chorus of the Handel & Haydn Society and members of the Canadian Ensemble Chapelle de Quebec on stage at Carnegie Hall in New York City with Bernard Labadie conducting.

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Florilegium 400th  • Bach Academie Charlotte  

Friday & Saturday, April 22 & 23, 2022 • Charlotte, NC

Mr. Bowers will perform with an ensemble of 18 singers and members of the Charlotte Bach Festival orchestra for a 400th Anniversary performance of J.S. Bach’s works from the Florilegium Portense, a collection of motets used by Bach in Leipzig with the Thomanerchor.

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The Creation • Handel & Haydn Society 

April 29 & May 1, 2022 • Symphony Hall, Boston, MA

Mr. Bowers will perform as a member of the chorus with H&H at Boston’s Symphony Hall.

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Parthenia Viol Consort • A Reliquary for William Blake  

Friday, May 6, 2022 • The Church of Saint Luke in the Fields, New York, NY

Mr. Bowers will perform music for countertenor, viols, and recorder by American composer Will Ayton with New York City based American ensemble Parthenia Viol Consort.

 

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Blog

                                                                   Welcome Friends!

Thanks for visiting my brand new page! It’s been a long time coming, but it’s finally here. Now, you can direct all your curiosities about what I’m working on here! Tune in when you can for new production photos, schedule updates, and media. I’m really excited to be launching this page, and hope to have some listenable videos and/or recordings up and running by the end of the summer

Lastly, thanks to everyone who contributed their opinions to the layout of this page. It’s working! Couldn’t have done it without you.
Until next time,
Cody

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Contact

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