Ms. Geetlein has retired from teaching singing.
Georgyn Geetlein began studies in piano at age 4 and voice lessons at 13. After three summers at Westminster Choir College, she subsequently began study with Madame Gregory of the Curtis School in Philadelphia. Passing up a full scholarship to Julliard, Georgyn began study with renown Metropolitan Opera soprano, Rose Bampton. She attended and graduated from the North Carolina School of the Arts (BM), the prestigious Accademia Musicale Chigiana (Gino Bechi, Deploma Merito), and while acquiring a double masters degree at the Manhattan School of Music, she sang the leading soprano roles in five Mozart operas at the Metropolitan Opera Studio -- George Schick conducting; a contemporary opera at Alice Tully Hall with the American Opera Company with Ransom Wilson, and the title role in Handel's Aggrippina at Opera Barga in Italy with Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
Upon graduation, Miss Geetlein was engaged on Broadway (original cast) in Joseph Papp's Tony Award winning musical, "Two Gentlemen of Verona". Career performances include opera (22 leading roles), oratorio (32 works), and in recital, among others, programs for Italy's President Aminatore Fanfani (Rome), New York City Mayor John Lindsay, and Pennsylvania Governor Richard Thornburgh. Opera companies as leading soprano include: (Italy) Siena D'Antica, Lucca Opera, Peruggia Opera, San Gimmigliano Opera, Trieste Opera, and two appearances at the Teatro la Fenice; (US Eastern Opera Theatre, Connecticut Opera, Piedmont Opera, Long Island Opera, and two concerts at the Metropolitan Opera in 1987.