Cody Monta is a native of the Washington, DC metropolitan area. He's a recent graduate of the Professional Artist Certificate program at the A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. His roles there included Emilio in Nino Rota's Il cappello di paglia di Firenze, Escamillo in Peter Brook's La Tragédie de Carmen and Figaro in their touring children's opera, Siggy's Fantastic Plan.
This 17/18 season, Cody will debut with The Colour of Music Festival in Charleston, SC as the bass soloist in Haydn's Missa in Angustiis.
In the 16/17 season, Cody debuted the newly composed role of Douglas Freeman in the world premiere of Stomping Grounds, a piece by Victor Simonson and Paige Hernandez that blends hip-hop, spoken word, and opera at the Glimmerglass Festival. He was also featured as the baritone voice in Missy Mazzoli’s Song from the Uproar with Chicago Fringe Opera. And joined Opera Philadelphia as a chorister in their production of Puccini’s Turandot.
During the 15/16 season, Cody made his professional stage debut as Marullo in Verdi’s Rigoletto with Piedmont Opera. In the 2016 summer season, he sang the role of Randolph in William Bolcom’s A Wedding, and covered the role of Marcello in La Boheme at the Aspen Music Festival.
In the 14/15 season, Cody made his role debut as Marcello in Puccini's La Boheme at The Bay View Music Festival and performed the role of Mr. Gobineau in Menotti's The Medium with Chicago Summer Opera. The previous summer (2014), Cody attended the Aspen Music Festival as a New Horizon’s fellow where he covered the role of James Vane in Lowell Liebermann's The Picture of Dorian Gray. He was also featured as the bass soloist in Mozart’s Requiem with Prince George's Philharmonic.
During his time at Northwestern University, Cody sang the role of Mr. Gideon March in their production of Mark Adamo's Little Women, and Simon in Handel's Judas Maccabeus with Northwestern’s Baroque Music Ensemble.
Cody earned his Master's in Voice from Northwestern University and Bachelor’s from New England Conservatory of Music. When Cody isn't performing, he enjoys reading and training in crossfit. He is currently freelancing in Chicago where he lives with his wife, Brandi and dog, Thriller.