Upcoming & Recent
TRISTAN UND ISOLDE: ACT ii STUDY
May 28 - June 15, 2018
Resonanz Opera: Big Voices Program
June 12, 7:00pm Lawrence Upper, Northfield, Ohio
June 15, 7:00pm Mentor Civic Amphitheater, Mentor, Ohio
Classically trained, road-tested tough
Shaun McGrath, who has been described as having a “rich, resonant voice and a commanding presence,” (Ann Griffin, Mesa, AZ) made his stage debut in the Portland Opera Chorus’ production of Wagner’s Der Fliegende Hollander 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.
Now residing in Cleveland, Ohio, Mr. McGrath performs regularly with Cleveland Opera Theater as well as with other local companies. His most recent engagements have included 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 Hansel and Gretel with Nightingale Opera Theatre, Dottore Grenville in La Traviata with Opera Circle, Uscire in Opera Circle’s Rigoletto, and last year he was seen on stage in Italy helping to pilot a new summer program, Lingua e Canto. After his apprenticeship with Nightingale Opera Theatre in 2014, Mr. McGrath began the process of transitioning to Heldentenor.