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Garrett Sorenson Biography

 
Bio:
American tenor Garrett Sorenson has been praised as an artist of unique promise, drawing critical interest for a rich lyric voice of beauty and power. Of his recent portrayal of Lensky in Yevygeny Onegin, Richard Dyer of the Boston Globe wrote: 'The poet Lensky['s]...aria is one of Tchaikovsky's ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
American tenor Garrett Sorenson has been praised as an artist of unique promise, drawing critical interest for a rich lyric voice of beauty and power. Of his recent portrayal of Lensky in Yevygeny Onegin, Richard Dyer of the Boston Globe wrote: 'The poet Lensky['s]...aria is one of Tchaikovsky's ... (read complete bio)

American tenor Garrett Sorenson has been praised as an artist of unique promise, drawing critical interest for a rich lyric voice of beauty and power. Of his recent portrayal of Lensky in Yevygeny Onegin, Richard Dyer of the Boston Globe wrote: 'The poet Lensky['s]...aria is one of Tchaikovsky's greatest inspirations, and the young American tenor Garrett Sorenson delivered it with beautiful, warm tone and heartfelt emotion...his lyric tenor voice is the real deal, and his musical and dramatic instincts are strong and true.'

Garrett Sorenson has appeared on the most important operatic stages around the world. At the Metropolitan Opera he has been heard as Froh in Wagner's Das Rheingold, Cassio in Otello at the Metropolitan Opera, Da-Ud in Die Agyptische Helena, Alfred in Die Fledermaus, Scaramuccio in Ariadne auf Naxos, Arturo in Lucia di Lammermoor, Shepherd in Tristan und Isolde, The Young Man in Die Frau ohne Schatten and The Youth in Moses und Aaron also under Levine. His debut there was in the role of Itulbo in Il Pirata opposite Renée Fleming. He is a graduate of their Lindemann Young Artist Development Program and has performed leading roles with the San Francisco Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Houston Grand Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Canadian Opera Company, West Australian Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Arizona Opera, Opera Colorado, Kentucky Opera, New Orleans Opera, Gotham Chamber Opera and many more.

Garrett Sorenson's symphonic appearances include engagements with the New York Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Verbier Festival Orchestra, Grand Rapids Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Alabama Symphony, Pacific Symphony and Houston Symphony.

Among his honours and awards, Garrett Sorenson was the winner of the Opera Birmingham Young Singer Contest and the Sorantin Young Artist Award. He was also a finalist in the Loren L Zachary Society Contest for Young Opera Singers and the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Southwest Region and was named a winner at the George London Foundation Competition and a Sara Tucker Study Grant winner. This was followed by a Richard Tucker Foundation Career Grant.

He is a graduate of Texas Tech University and resides in Kentucky with his wife Elizabeth Batton and his sons.