In recent years, Mr. Packer has performed the roles of Pinkerton MADAMA BUTTERFLY, Steuermann DER FLIEGENDE HÖLLANDER with New Orleans Opera, Amon AKHNATEN with Atlanta Opera, Alfredo LA TRAVIATA with Pensacola Opera, and Rodolfo LA BOHÈME with Mobile Opera. This young tenor is highly in-demand for his captivating portrayal of Sportin' Life PORGY AND BESS. In 2011 he sang the role inder the baton of Maestro Lorin Maazel to rave reviews. He has also performed the role with San Francisco Opera, New Orleans Opera, Atlanta Opera, Opera Birmingham, Mobile Opera, Opera Grand Rapid, Pensacola Opera, Tulsa Opera and in many major European cities with the Munich-based New York Harlem Productions tour.
He has performed PORGY AND BESS in Japan and with an additional tour with Opéra Comique where he sang Mingo and covered Sportin' Life in Paris, Caen, Granada and Luxembourg. He is also featured on the PORGY AND BESS recording conducted by John Mauceri with Nashville Symphony, released in 2006 on Decca.
In addition to the companies aforementioned, Mr. Packer has also performed with the Utah Festival Opera, Opera Grand Rapids, Shreveport Opera, Nashville Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera and LSU Opera in such roles as Pinkerton MADAMA BUTTERFLY, the title role in WERTHER, Pong TURANDOT, Sam SUSANNAH, Ruggero LA RONDINE, Dr. Blind DIE FLEDERMAUS, Revival Singer ELMER GANTRY, Tamino DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE, Edmondo MANON LESCAUT, Larry/Matt THE FACE ON THE BARROOM FLOOR, Arturo LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR, Remendado CARMEN, and Beppe PAGLIACCI.
He has also performed concerts with Boston Symphony Orchestra, Corpus Christi Symphony, Arkansas Symphony, Edmonton Opera, Opera Noire of New York, Baton Rouge Symphony, Mobile Symphony, Gulf Coast Opera, New River Valley Symphony, Grand Rapid Symphony, and Pensacola Symphony, in such works as Haydn PAUKENMESSE, Bruckner TE DEUM, Schubert MASS IN G MAJOR, Handel MESSIAH, Beethoven MASS IN C MAJOR and NINTH SYMPHONY.
Mr. Packer is featured on New World Record's TREEMONISHA recording in the role of Remus with Paragon Ragtime Orchestra. This recently released recording is receiving top critical acclaim by The New Yorker, BBC Music Magazine and countless others.
Mr. Packer's future engagements include among others a concert at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées in Paris and his debut as Sportin'Life PORGY AND BESS at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan.