Bass-baritone James Wordsworth has performed extensively both regionally and in New York City with companies such as New York City Opera in association with the Harlem School of the Arts, The OK Mozart Festival, Amato Opera, Regina Opera, Empire Opera, Opera of the Hamptons, Quisisana Music Festival, and Teatro Felice. He has also been engaged as a guest artist at Amherst College and Jersey City University.

Performed operatic roles include the title role in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Guglielmo in Mozart’s Così fan Tutte, Il Conte in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, Il Marchese di Calatrava in Verdi's La Forza del Destino, Marcello in Puccini’s La Bohème, Marco in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, Betto in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, Monterone in Verdi’s Rigoletto, Marchese in Verdi’s La Traviata, El Dancaïro in Bizet’s Carmen, and High Priest in Waundell Saavedra’s Passion.

Recent crossover engagements have included ensemble in Evita at Northern Stage, ensemble bass in David Chesky's Juliet & Romeo performed at Lincoln Center Jazz, and the role of Sam in Bark! The Musical at Key City Public Theatre.

International concert credits include baritone soloist in Finzi’s In Terra Pax, op.39 and Stephen Montague’s arrangement of Adolphe Adam’s Cantique de Noël, both with The Addison Group of Singers in London.

Concert performances in the United States include the role of Pizarro in Beethoven’s Fidelio with Empire Opera, baritone soloist in A. Scott Parry’s On the Impracticality and Sure Impossibility of Perpetually Uncomplicated and Everlasting Love at NYC’s Singer’s Forum, bass soloist in selections from Handel’s Messiah with Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra, and featured ensemble in Orff’s Carmina Burana with The Collegiate Chorale at Carnegie Hall.

Mr. Wordsworth attended Northern Arizona University on a full Opera Theatre Scholarship and received a Bachelor of Music Degree in Vocal Performance. There, he studied voice privately with Mary Scheibe, Dr. Judith Cloud, and Paul Kiesgen. He has also worked extensively with the internationally acclaimed tenor and protégé of Mario Del Monaco, Arturo Spinetti. Mr. Wordsworth currently studies with former leading Metropolitan Opera baritone, Mark Oswald, who has selected him to be one of his Teaching Assistants.