Operatic Tenor Nathan Granner enjoys a unique and diverse performing career, allowing him to leverage his distinctive golden age timbre and impressive range in many projects and productions.
This past season (2022-23) was bright with highlights. Mr. Granner performed four highly acclaimed debut roles, including Don Ottavio in Mozart's Don Giovanni at the new Charleston Opera Theatre, Lloyd / Watson in Paul Moravec and Mark Campbell's The Shining with long-time collaborator Opera Parallele, Don Jose in Carmen at Opera Santa Barbara and Mario Cavaradossi in Puccini's Tosca at Orlando Opera. In addition, he recorded a new album of Classical Epoch arias for the venerable Pentatone label, called Shadows in the Daybreak with Opera Marseille conducted by Clelia Caffiero, even more, he learned and sang Prince Hal/Henry the Fifth in a new version of Gordon Getty's hilarious and poignant opera "Plumpjack" with Rork Music.
In the recent past, Mr. Granner achieved critical success in a challenging and unique of roles and works including a reprise of his role of Korey Wise in Pulitzer Prize-winning The Central Park Five by Anthony Davis, a debut of Alfredo (La Traviata) 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 (now being turned into an Immersive Experience).
Soprano Jamie Chamberlin, Esther the Opera Dog, & Nathan Granner on scene filming Sing Out Loud for LA Opera
Nathan Granner as Chips in Gordon Getty's new opera "Goodbye, Mr. Chips"
Nathan was slated to sing another role for the staged premiere of the new Gordon Getty opera, but when covid closed the production down, rather than put it on ice, Mr. Getty and the producers of the show asked Nathan to sing the role of Chips. It's one of the longest roles in the repertoire (for anyone) and Nathan was up for the task. The film premiered at a special Mill Valley Film screening and has now been shown across the USA and has also played to 150 million homes in China. There is a new album being recorded, a new version, just for audio this summer 2023 and will be released on Pentatone Records in late 2023 or early 2024.
American tenor NATHAN GRANNER is a producing artist, world-renowned leading tenor, headliner, solo and collaborative artist, specializing in Contemporary Opera and late Bel-Canto repertoire.
The San Francisco Chronicle recently described Mr. Granner’s singing as possessing a "sinewy, ringing tone; splendidly flexible" and the San Francisco Classical Voice extolled "tons of squillo on his top notes, his honeyed tone, and his sensitive dynamic choices..."
Currently starring as the quintessential teacher, Mr. Chipping in Gordon Getty's newest opera feature film "Goodbye, Mr. Chips," and as Rob Hall in Opera Parallèle / Dallas Opera's new film adaptation of "EVEREST," Nathan is on the forefront of opera across the USA.
Mr. Granner's intense performance style hits all of his characters, singing lyric tenor parts like Puccini's Rodolfo, Mozart's Ferrando, Verdi's Jacopo Foscari, and originating numerous roles in world premieres; Korey Wise in Anthony Davis' 2020 Pulitzer Prize-winning opera "The Central Park Five." and Aubrey Wells in Opera Parallèle's beautiful work "Today it Rains," by the Laura Kaminsky, Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reid team.
Our wonderful Everest--A Graphic Novel Opera was selected by the Arizona International Film Festival @azfilmfest! and won the Jury Prize for achievement! There are So Many GREAT films out there and only so many slots available in these top festivals. Getting through to this step is its own journey.
Normally this scene from Rossini's 1816 opera "Otello" is two guys (Otello and Rodrigo) arguing over the love of Desdemona, but in this scene, the two man are seated in a hospital room, waiting to get their vaccine administered. They bicker about their own macho ways, but when it comes time to get the vaccine shot, both at first, chicken out. All’s well that ends well, however, when the two finally take their medicine ... and sing really great high notes.
About the Production: As we look to the road to recovery during this pandemic, one known obstacle is building vaccine trust. Many communities distrust the medical community and we wanted to create a project that reflected the honest and genuine concerns of communities but that ultimately illustrates the trust in science and our medical communities required to achieve large scale immunity that allows us to put this pandemic behind us.
Opera Santa Barbara, La Boheme--
Nathan Granner’s electrifying Rodolfo occupied the center of the show’s Parisian universe --
A gorgeous and beautifully sung production featuring some of the most exciting performances we’ve seen from the company ...
Utilizing the knowledge he'd gained by being a pioneer in
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