NATHAN GRANNER is a 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..."
Nathan has created numerous characters in world premiere operas, including the role of Korey Wise in Anthony Davis' 2020 Pulitzer Prize-winning "The Central Park Five," the title character in Gordon Getty's "Goodbye, Mr. Chips," Stewart Copeland’s "The Invention of Morel" for Chicago Opera Theater and Long Beach Opera and the role of Aubrey Wells in Laura Kaminsky (Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed librettists) newest opera "Today it Rains" with Opera Paralléle.
Not to be undone by Covid19, Mr. Granner used his skills as an award-winning artist to create a multitude of video performances for several organizations, including "Sing Out Loud," a web series for LA Opera’s Connects division (with his wife, soprano Jamie Chamberlin) has led to a passel of new fans (of all ages).
Granner's work as a recording artist (with Sony Classical, as a founding member of The American Tenors) netted top five on the Billboard Classical-Crossover charts, and as a headliner, has sent him touring across the nation and into the EU and Russia.
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Part of Mr. Granner's repertoire includes Nemorino in Tim Ocel’s (L'Elisir D'amore) at Lyric Opera Kansas City; as Rodolfo in Tara Faircloth’s ultra-comic and deeply sensitive (La Bohème) with Tulsa Opera; premiering Doctor Morel for (The Invention of Morel) Chicago Opera Theater by Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Stewart Copeland (The Police) and Jonathan Moore.
Granner’s intense performance style hits all of his characters, such as playing -
Curly in Charlottesville Opera’s (Oklahoma!), with contemporary opera director Mary Birnbaum and critically acclaimed secondary roles like Triquet (in a tumultuously received Spoleto USA Eugene Onegin), directed by Chen Shi-Zheng; at Long Beach Opera playing Nika Maggadoff the Magician (The Consul); touring as Payador from Astor Piazzolla’s “operita” (Maria de Buenos Aires) throughout Poland with guitarist/conductor Krzysztof Meisinger among others.
Nathan has also toured extensively as a solo artist accompanied by classical guitarist/record producer Beau Bledsoe, bringing new arrangements of Lieder and Chanson, Flamenco, Tango, Turkish styles, and new compositions to such remote places as Glendive, Montana, and Perm, Russia, a city of more than a million people held secret until the cold war between the U.S.S.R. and The United States of America ended.
While doing all this, Mr. Granner finds time to give back, teaming up with numerous organizations, including David Foster and Friends, to sing at dozens of charitable fundraisers. Together over just a few years, they have helped raise tens of millions of dollars to end wrongful incarceration, to find the cures for Parkinson’s Disease, Cancer, and aid in Children’s Health, Wildlife Conservation, and Substance Abuse awareness.
As a producer, through cutting-edge collaborations in the medium of live music (opera, broadway, and concert work), recorded media, television, and performance art installation, Nathan works incessantly to help open the door for new audiences to enjoy classical music and opera.
Operatic Tenor, Nathan Granner is world renowned as a solo and collaborative artist. His buoyant, elegant personality and musicality shines from every stage.
Stemming from his early breaks with the venerated Wolf Trap, Glimmerglass Operas and as a Metropolitan Opera National Competition winner, Granner’s career path is blessed with distinction and variety and ...
The big successes as a major label artist (founding member of the Sony Masterworks recording group, The American Tenors) and exciting young tenor sometimes overshadow his independent credits of being the lead artist and face of numerous tours, concerts and classical music inspired art installations, as well as being credited as a visionary artistic director and publisher.
On the opera stage Mr. Granner’s voice fills the space with a beautiful, lyric timbre hearkening back to tenors of the golden age, but his emphasis in contemporary music and post-modern pop art is a bridge leading to great adventures and rare experiences.
His time-demanding and complex process of creating new, modern opera roles, Nathan then carries back to the historical repertoire, making standard characters something new and fresh, as if they had just been written.