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Nathan Granner - Tenor

Nathan Granner  -  Tenor

One of the original The American Tenors (Sony Classical), Nathan Granner is known for his “vibrant and flexible” voice (The Boston Globe) and for possessing “utter control of a ravishing mixed head sound” (Opera News). Using his voice in a variety of artistic and expressive styles, ranging from opera to Broadway, jazz to world music, and classical-crossover performances, Granner is the prototypical tenor who can perform across all genres.

During the 2017-18 season, Mr. Granner is heard as Curly in Oklahoma with Charlottesville Opera (formerly Ashlawn Opera), Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor with Pacific Opera Project, and both the Magician in Menotti’s The Consul and reprising Dr. Morel in The Invention of Dr. Morel (following its 2017 world-premiere) with Long Beach Opera. Engagements during the 2016-17 season included principal bows with Spoleto Festival USA, Chicago Opera Theater and Opera San Luis Obispo, as well as singing on Artsploitation Film’s Counter-Clockwise.

Mr. Granner has performed as Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore, Ferrando in Cosí fan tutte, and Rodolfo in La bohème in performances with Lyric Opera Kansas City, Opera Theater of St. Louis, Tulsa Opera, Wolf Trap, and Glimmerglass Operas, as well as playing Payador in Astor Piazzolla’s Maria de Buenos Aires throughout Poland. An avid supporter of new music, he has created seven new opera roles in three years, including portraying Kanye West in composer Hunter S. Long’s short opera Fair Looks and True Obedience.

He is a founding member of The American Tenors, whose Sony Masterworks album reached the top five in the classical crossover charts. His varied touring schedule includes engagements with classical guitarist Beau Bledsoe, with composers Jeffrey Rukaman and Bradley Cox constructing post-modern classical and jazz shows for avant-garde audiences, with producer David Foster, and alongside fellow tenor Ben Gulley.

Comfortable across so many genres, it is Mr. Granner’s love of opera and classical music, however, that is the theme throughout all of his performances. He believes his commitment to learning different musical styles is what helps to open the door for new audiences to enjoy classical music.