John Carpenter studied singing at Pennsylvania State University, graduating in May 2014. His teachers included Mitchell Cirker, Eric Malson, Kathy Olsen, Graham Sanders and Henri Venanzi. He gained early experience in a production of DER ROSENKAVALIER at the Cincinnati Opera. For the 2014/15 to 2015/2016 seasons, John Carpenter was a member of the Opera Studio of Bavarian State Opera, where he played Oscar Wisting in the premiere of SOUTH POLE at the side of Thomas Hampson and Rolando Villazón under the direction of Kirill Petrenko; his roles also included Sid (ALBERT HERRING), Raimbaud (LE COMTE ORY), Journalist (LULU), Wig-Maker (ARIADNE AUF NAXOS), Court Usher (RIGOLETTO) and Imperial Commissioner (MADAMA BUTTERFLY). In the season 2016/2017 John Carpenter was an ensemble member of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, where he sang roles as Ping (TURANDOT), Moralès (CARMEN), Wagner (FAUST) and Marullo (RIGOLETTO).
He was making guest appearances at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, at the Staatstheater Darmstadt and at the Nationaltheater and the Cuvilliés Theater in Munich.
At the season 2017/2018 John Carpenter is an ensemble member of the Theater Freiburg.
|Meyerbeer||LES HUGUENOTS||Méru / 2. Mönch|
|MADAMA BUTTERFLY||Imperial commissioner|
|Rossini||IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA||Offizier|
|LE COMTE ORY||Raimbaud|
|Srnka||SOUTH POLE||Oscar Wisting|
|Strauss||ARIADNE AUF NAXOS||Perückenmacher|
|Verdi||DON CARLO||Flandrischer Deputierter|
|UN BALLO IN MASCHERA||Cristiano|