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Nathan Granner enjoys a unique and diverse performing career which has allowed him to leverage his distinctive timbre and impressive range in a multitude of projects and productions.

Most recently, Mr. Granner has achieved critical success in a challenging and unique mix of roles and works including a debut of Verdi’s Alfredo with both Fort Worth Opera and Opera Santa Barbara, an on-film and studio album recording of the title role in Gordon Getty’s Goodbye, Mr. Chips, and Rob Hall in the award-winning animated film Everest, produced by Opera Parallèle and presented by The Dallas Opera.

"Nathan Granner was a winning, worthy Chips, credible at every age, conveying his emotions with a stirring tenor of equal parts metal and warmth. He projected strength, dignity, compassion and joy."
—Joanne Sydney Lessner | Opera News

"Granner’s poignant tenor expresses Rob’s adventurous spirit, his sense of responsibility for his clients—rather than leaving the ailing Doug behind, he drags him along and finally dies beside him—and his love for Jan."
—Heidi Waleson | Wall Street Journal

G​ranner’s unique versatility and easy command of varying styles of compositions has lead to engagements creating numerous new opera roles for an extensive range of works including Kanye West in Fair Looks and True Obedience, to Aubrey Wells in Today it Rains and the Pulitzer prize-winning Korey Wise in The Central Park Five.
New roles for the upcoming season will include Don Ottavio, Don José, Cavaradossi, and Bill Watson in Paul Moravec’s The Shining.
Mr. Granner is fiercely devoted to various philanthropic efforts, and has performed at dozens of charitable fundraisers with David Foster and Friends, Jamie Chamberlin and countless others. In the process, he has helped to raise tens of millions of dollars to fund the researching of cures for Parkinson’s disease ALS, Cancer, Covid-19 and for aid in the areas of children’s health, wildlife conservation and wrongful incarceration.

Granner’s early studies included training with Utah Festival Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, Tulsa Opera, and Pittsburgh Opera Center. Granner was also a semifinalist at the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in New York City. During one whirlwind period which showcased his varied interests and versatility, Nathan was singing on the stage of the Met, played his first rock performance in a popular Orlando bar, and was signed to a recording contract by Sony Classical. Between it all, he sang Camille in The Merry Widow at Light Opera Oklahoma and Beppe in I Pagliacci with Opera Tampa under the baton of Anton Coppola.

Other early career engagements for Mr. Granner included Nemorino at Lyric Opera Kansas City and Remus at Opera Theater Saint Louis. He also sang with the National Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Irish Radio Orchestra, the Handel/Haydn Society, and Kansas City Symphony performing the tenor parts in the Verdi Requiem, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Mozart’s Requiem, Elijah, Carmina Burana, Handel’s Messiah and a number of Bach Cantatas (collaborating regularly with the Bach Aria Soloists).

In the early 2000s, Nathan was a founding member of The American Tenors, whose Sony Masterworks Classical album reached top five in the classical crossover charts. He has also toured extensively with classical guitarist Beau Bledsoe, singing new arrangements of lieder and chanson, authentic Flamenco, Tango, Turkish music and new compositions.


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Detroit Opera Reveals 2024-25 Season

Detroit Opera has announced its 2024–25 Opera and Dance seasons. Learn more about the full lineup here!
The Verdi Chorus Concludes 40th Anniversary Season With STAR-CROSSED! in April

The Verdi Chorus’ 40th Anniversary season will conclude with its Spring 2024 Concert STAR-CROSSED! for two performances only at the First Presbyterian Church in Santa Monica on April 27 and 28, 2024.
Photos: First Look At TOSCA At Opera Orlando

Opera Orlando opens its 2023-24 All for Art season On the MainStage with Puccini's tragic masterwork Tosca on October 27 at 7:30 p.m. and October 29 at 2 p.m. in Steinmetz Hall at Dr. Phillips Center.
VIDEO: Watch Baritone Daniel Scofield Discuss Playing Scarpia in TOSCA at Opera Orlando

Watch Daniel Scofield discuss playing Scarpia in Opera Orlando's production of Tosca here!
VIDEO: Eleni Calenos Shares Her Passion for Art in Opera Orlando's Production of TOSCA

Watch Greek soprano Eleni Calenos, better known as Tosca in the Opera Orlando production of the same name discuss her passion for art in the video here!
Opera Orlando Announces More Of The MainStage Events For TOSCA

More of the MainStage events for Puccini’s TOSCA. Find out what exciting performances are in store for opera lovers.
VIDEO: Inside Rehearsals for TOSCA at Opera Orlando

Watch Stefan Szkafarowsky (Sacristan) joined by Opera Orlando Youth Company and Chorus at the first sing thru for Opera Orlando's TOSAC.
Tickets for Opera Orlando's TOSCA On Sale Now

Purchase your tickets now for Opera Orlando's TOSCA and experience the captivating opera that has been captivating audiences worldwide. Find out where and when the performances are taking place. Don't miss out on this incredible production!
Opera Parallele to Present THE SHINING in June

Opera Parallèle, San Francisco's leading producer of contemporary opera, will present the West Coast premiere of The Shining, the critically acclaimed opera by the Pulitzer Prize and Grammy Award-winning team of composer Paul Moravec and librettist Mark Campbell, for three performances June 2, 3 and 4 at the Blue Shield of California Theater, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.
Opera Parallele Announces Cast Changes in THE SHINING

Opera Parallèle announced baritone singer Robert Wesley Mason will now sing the role of Jack Torrance and bass-baritone Kevin Deas will sing the role of Dick Hallorann in the company's upcoming West Coast premiere of The Shining, the critically acclaimed opera by Grammy Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning team of composer Paul Moravec and librettist Mark Campbell. Opera Parallèle welcomes both acclaimed singers in their company debut.
Opera Parallèle To Present Benefit Event A NIGHT AT THE OVERLOOK HOTEL

Inspired by the company's upcoming presentation of Paul Moravec and Mark Campbell's opera, The Shining, based on Stephen King's novel, Opera Parallèle will host a benefit evening, A Night at The Overlook Hotel … No Work – All Play, Wednesday, April 26 at the historic Lodge at the Regency Center, 1300 Van Ness Avenue.
Sunstone Winery Brings In Top Talent For New Opera Series VOICES & VINES

Sunstone has announced that world-renowned classical performers Danielle Marcelle Bond, Jamie Chamberlin & Nathan Granner are returning for this romantic performance, accompanied by pianist Milena Gligic.
Opera Parallèle Announces Tickets On Sale For EVEREST: AN IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE

Opera Parallèle (OP), the Bay Area's leading producer of contemporary opera, has announced tickets for the company's upcoming Everest: An Immersive Experience, are now on sale beginning with an initial allotment of nine performances spanning February 3 – 12.
Interview: Anne Marie Ketchum, Founding Artistic Director of the Verdi Chorus, on their Upcoming VERDI PUCCINI FEST

As an early holiday present for opera lovers, On November 12 and 13, the Verdi Chorus’ 39th season culminates with a Verdi Puccini Fest for two performances only at the First Presbyterian Church in Santa Monica. Under the direction of Founding Artistic Director Anne Marie Ketchum, who promises the program will include “some of the most exciting moments from two of the greatest operatic composers who ever lived,” I decided to speak with her on its inception, creation, and what makes the Verdi Chorus such a special part of our city.
The Verdi Chorus Presents A VERDI PUCCINI FEST Next Month

The Verdi Chorus' 39th season culminates with  A Verdi Puccini Fest, for two performances only at the First Presbyterian Church in Santa Monica on November 12 and 13.  Led by Founding Artistic Director Anne Marie Ketchum, the Verdi Chorus is the only choral group in Southern California that focuses primarily on the dramatic and diverse music for opera chorus.
Film Takes Center Stage at Festival O22

On the heels of a successful opening weekend and rave reviews for live productions of Rossini's Otello and Toshio Hosokawa's The Raven, Opera Philadelphia's Festival O continues this week with the first Opera on Film series, featuring more than 30 cinematic operas presented in 12 screenings at the Philadelphia Film Center.
The Verdi Chorus Announces Fall 2022 Concert A VERDI PUCCINI FEST

The Verdi Chorus' 39th season culminates with  A Verdi Puccini Fest, for two performances only at the First Presbyterian Church in Santa Monica on November 12 and 13. 
New York City Opera Presents PRIDE IN THE PARK As Part Of Bryant Park Picnic Performances

New York City Opera will present the annual Pride in the Park concert on Friday, June 17, 2022 at 7pm as part of Bryant Park Picnic Performances presented by Bank of America.
Bryant Park Picnic Performances to Present New York City Opera's PRIDE IN THE PARK

Bryant Park Picnic Performances presented by Bank of America will continue on June 17 with New York City Opera’s annual celebration Pride in the Park. City Opera will also be joined by the LaGuardia High School Choir, directed by Jeanne Cascio.
New York City Opera Presents THE BARBER OF SEVILLE As Part Of Bryant Park's Summer Picnic Performances

New York City Opera will present The Barber of Seville on Friday, May 27, 2022 at 7pm as part of Bryant Park's Picnic Performances presented by Bank of America. The one-night-only performance will be fully staged, costumed, and accompanied by live music.

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