A mix of classic masculinity and charm, George DeMott captures the essence of the great singers of days gone by with his unique contemporary style. Singing opera to pop and everything in between, his performances have captured the hearts of listeners around the world. Classically trained, he holds degrees from UC Santa Barbara and the prestigious Eastman School of Music. In the opera world, he has performed several classic Tenor roles with Orlando, Glimmerglass, Virginia, Illinois, Peoria, and others. Additionally, George has also been the winner of several awards and competitions that include the 1993 Metropolitan Opera National Council Audition’s regional finals in Los Angeles and he was also a recipient of the National Italian-American Foundation’s Luciano Pavarotti Scholarship.
George has also been a featured guest entertainer aboard several cruise ships, namely Crystal Cruises, bringing his love of Pop-Opera to audiences all over the world. His shows have been well received and praised by celebrities such as Patrick Swayze, Barbara Walters, Regis Philbin, Debbie Reynolds, Donald O’Connor, and even Mario Lanza’s daughter Ellisa Lanza-Bregman who said, “…George is very talented. His grace and ease with the audience reminded me of my father Mario Lanza. He too was from a very large Italian family and, like George, was very proud of his Italian American heritage…”
Although his heart and voice shine in the new Pop-Opera genre, he feels equally comfortable and enjoys singing such styles as Broadway, swing, jazz, and pop. Although being born and raised in Rochester, NY, George currently lives in Las Vegas where he is putting his talents to work performing at resorts and casinos as well as corporate venues.
George has two CDs he has produced. The first being SERENADE, a collection of Mario Lanza’s signature songs and classic tenor serenades; and most recently TWO FOR MY BABY which showcases several pop-opera favorites as well as Broadway and jazz classics. Find out more about George at his new website: www.GeorgeDeMott.com.