Operatic Tenor, Nathan Granner is recognized throughout the world as a generative, solo and collaborative artist and as one of The American Tenors, from the Odyssey/Sony Masterworks imprint. More than that, his buoyant yet elegant personality shines from the stage.
Through collaborations with multiple artists and producers through the medium of Opera, Concerts, Recorded Audio, Musical Theater and Performance Installation, Nathan has received critical acclaim from The Boston Globe, The London Times, The New York Times, Opera News, Washington Post, USA Today, Kansas City Star and KCMETROPOLIS.org among others.
Granner is a uniquely gifted artist. With leading operatic characters such as Nemorino, Ferrando, Fenton and Tamino under his belt, his voice fits that rare timbre of heroic, vulnerable, refined quality that defines the classic lyric tenor.
A graduate of University of Missouri Kansas City Conservatory of Music and a Metropolitan Opera National Council Semi-Finalist, Mr. Granner has concertized with the Diaghilev Seasons Festival in Perm, Russia, with the National Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Irish Radio Orchestra, and the Handel/Haydn Society. He has performed leading roles at Opera Theatre Saint Louis, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Wolf Trap Opera, as well as having been a featured artist with Opera Tampa and Tulsa Opera.
The intense exploration of his voice and the elements of vocal music has taken Nathan from creating Pop adventures with composer Jeffrey Rukaman, to singing Classical Repertoire, authentic Flamenco & classic Turkish styles with Beau Bledsoe, Jazz and new compositions of Brad Cox and others and has even led him further to study Kargyraa style (Throat or Overtone singing) with a Tibetan Monk. For some, this may seem a bit exotic, but for the contemporary artist, it is basic that one must travel a thousand miles to take one step.
He currently is working with fellow operatic tenor Ben Gulley on a duo act called Gulley/Granner – Real Tenors, Real Singing, Real Fun! and recently artistic directed and sang in the first National PBS taping at the new Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.
His latest endeavors are creating the Multi-Course Performance, an immersive installation experience of Classical Music, Cuisine and Light and Facilitating Artist Inc 2.o.