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Carl Tanner

American tenor Carl Tanner begins the 2014-15 season in the title role Otello at Pittsburgh Opera, a role in which he has previously won great reviews in Europe.  He travels to New York to sing performances of Radames Aida and Canio/Tiriddu Cavalleria Rusticana/I Pagliacci at The Metropolitan Opera, and makes his role and house debut as Hagenbach La Wally in a specially-staged presentation at Dallas Opera. He joins Colorado Symphony to sing Cavaradossi Tosca, and returns to the UK for the role of Samson Samson et Dalilia at Grange Park Opera, the scene of several great successes in recent seasons.

Last season’s highlights included his signature role, Radames Aida at Pittsburg Opera--opening the season--a role he previously sang at the Metropolitan Opera of New York, Staatsoper Hamburg, Bayerische Staatsoper Munich, Edmonton Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Semperoper Dresden and with the Minnesota Orchestra. He made his debut in the role of Captain Ahab Moby-Dick at Washington National Opera and returned to England’s Grange Park Opera to appear in the title role Peter Grimes in a new production, and also to revive the role of Hermann Pique Dame, a role he inaugurated with great acclaim in 2012.

Recent successes include Dick Johnson La Fanciulla del West at Opéra Royal de Wallonie in Liege and Cavaradossi Tosca at Deutsche Oper Berlin, a role he previously sang at the New National Theatre in Tokyo, Greek National Opera and in his debut at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. He opened the Metropolitan Opera’s Aida to great public and critical acclaim, and travelled to the UK to make his debut as Hermann at Grange Park Opera.  The artist joined the roster of the Bolshoi Theatre as Calaf Turandot, a signature role and one he has sung at Gran Theatre del Liceu Barcelona, Semperoper Dresden, Staatsoper Hamburg, in both Florence and Tokyo with Zubin Mehta, and before an audience of 100,000 at the Metropolitan Opera’s Opera in the Park in Central Park.

Carl Tanner made his debut as Canio I pagliacci at Teatro San Carlo Napoli, a role he went on to sing at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, and in Hamburg (in a double-bill alongside Tiriddu Cavalleria Rusticana), Dresden, La Monnaie and at New York City Opera.  Dresden’s Semperoper was also the scene of the artist’s debut in 2010 in the title role Otello and Manrico Il Trovatore (a role he also sang at Washington National Opera, and at Bregenz Festival recorded for DVD), while in Buenos Aires at Teatro Colon he debuted as Luigi Il Tabarro.  Season 2010-11 saw his Metropolitan Opera house debut as Dick

Johnson Fanciulla del West, a role he also sang at the Edinburgh Festival, Deutsche Oper Berlin, and at Carnegie Hall. 

In 2009 the artist appeared for the first time as Des Grieux Manon at Opera de Las Palmas.  In the same season, he debuted at the Paris Opera as Pinkerton Madama Butterfly.  He appeared as Don Jose Carmen with Zubin Mehta in Florence, at Rome Opera, in Hamburg and for his La Scala Milan debut, and as Enzo Grimaldo La Gioconda at Deutsche Oper Berlin and at Teatro Real Madrid. Other highlights of the artist’s career include his appearance in the title role Samson et Dalila with Olga Borodina in Amsterdam at the Concertgebouw, a role he later sang at Washington National Opera with Placido Domingo on the podium; the title role Andrea Chenier in Tokyo, the role of Rodrigo Luisa Miller at De Vlaamse Opera, and the title role Edgar with Orchestre de Radio France in Paris. 

On the concert stage Mr Tanner has performed as soloist with many symphony orchestras including the St. Louis and Atlanta Symphonies, and the Roanoke and West Virginia Symphony orchestras in Verdi's Requiem. He has recorded Puccini's Edgar (title role) and the role of Menalaeus in Richard StraussDie ägyptische Helena with Deborah Voigt. In November 2006 the artist released his CD of Christmas songs entitled Hear the Angel Voices.

Future engagements include the role of Luigi Il Tabarro at Covent Garden, and Radames at Opera Colorado.