Dean Murphy


Dean Murphy

(he/him) American baritone Dean Murphy is currently a member of the ensemble at Deutsche Oper Berlin. Roles performed include: Figaro (IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA), Guglielmo (COSÌ FAN TUTTE), Belcore (L’ELISIR D’AMORE), Schaunard/Marcello (LA BOHÈME)

Deutsche Oper Berlin
Fest, 2020-present
Opernhaus Zürich
Studio, 2018-2020
Yale School of Music
Master of Music, 2015-2017
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American baritone Dean Murphy is currently a member of the ensemble at Deutsche Oper Berlin. This season, Dean was slated to sing Figaro in Il Barbiere di Siviglia at both Deutsche Oper Berlin & Opernhaus Zürich. Other roles in Berlin include Dancaïro in Carmen, Il Giullare in Francesca da Rimini in a new production by Christof Loy, and Crébillon in La Rondine. Dean was also supposed to sing Don Alvaro in Il Viaggio a Reims at Opernhaus Zürich in December & January but both productions were cancelled due to Covid-19.

Dean was a member of the International Opera Studio at Opernhaus Zürich from 2018 to 2020. In Zürich, he appeared as Figaro in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Schaunard in La Bohème, as well as in Barrie Kosky’s new production of Die Gezeichneten, Andreas Homoki’s new production of Sweeney Todd, Christof Loy's new production of Don Pasquale and Tatjana Gürbaca’s new production of Le Grand Macabre.

Recent successes include being a finalist in the Tenor Viñas Competition, Don Alvaro & Lord Sidney in Il Viaggio a Reims at Rossini Opera Festival, Moralès in Carmen at Gstaad Menuhin Festival and numerous roles at Deutsche Oper Berlin (Schaunard in La Bohème, Le Dancaïre in Carmen, Cristiano in Un ballo in maschera, Fiorello in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, and Wagner in Faust), in which he was a Stipendiat in the 2017/18 season.

Dean Murphy obtained his Master of Music degree from Yale School of Music and holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the Hartt School of Music. In future seasons, Dean will make debuts in France, Belgium, and Austria.