The biker who sings opera
Upcoming & Recent
Lakewood Arts Fest
Hear Shaun perform alongside Dr. Amy Yekel and Ben Malkevitch at Lakewood Arts Fest, Aug 6, 2022. Join us between 1:00-2:00pm to hear their set of opera favorites! Located on the Beck Center stage on Detroit Ave between St. Charles & Belle.
Shaun McGrath (tenor), who has been described as being a true dramatic Heldentenor with the richness of Melchior (Jon Fredric West 4/10/2022) made his stage debut in the Portland Opera Chorus’ production of Wagner’s Der Fliegende Holländer in 2007.
Since then, he has kindled a love of Wagner and was even invited to perform the work again with the Seattle Opera Chorus. While in Seattle, he sang in Verdi’s Aida and also performed as a soloist under the baton of Marvin Hamlisch in Seattle Symphony’s 2010 production of The Music Man. His most memorable time on stage in Seattle was in a performance of Star Wars in Concert directed by Dirk Brossé.
Mr. McGrath’s most recent engagements include an upcoming Siegfried Act 1 concert with Juneau Lyric Opera, but have included a Cover performance of Tristan in Tundi Production’s Tristan und Isolde in 2019, (Vermont) as well as an Act study performance of Tristan und Isolde in Mentor, OH.
In 2018 he was also seen performing in the 2018 Chicago Columbus Day Parade, the Tenor Solos in the Messiah with the Marietta College Choir, scenes from Tannhäuser, Lohengrin, and Die Walküre in Reno in the American Wagner Project, a concert in Chicago with Sarah Heitman (mezzo-soprano) and Pedro Yanez (piano), Kaspar in Amahl and the Night Visitors with Cleveland Opera Theater, Peter, the Father (cover/apprentice) in Hänsel and Gretel with Nightingale Opera Theatre, Dottore Grenville in La Traviata with The Cleveland Opera, Uscire in The Cleveland Opera’s Rigoletto, and in 2013, he was also seen on stage in Italy helping to pilot a new summer program, Lingua e Canto.