Tenor Nathan Granner, a renowned solo and collaborative artist, has a “vibrant and flexible” voice (The Boston Globe) and "possesses utter control of a ravishing mixed head sound.” (Opera News)Mr. Granner uses his voice in a variety of artistic and expressive styles, ranging from opera to jazz to world music and classical cross-over performances.
During the 2017 season, engagements include performing as Dr. Morel in Stewart Copeland (of the band The Police) world premiere "The Invention of Morel," Triquet in "Eugene Onegin" with Spoleto Festival USA, Curly in "Oklahoma!" with Ash Lawn Opera and features in the closing credits of award winning independent film, "Counter-Clockwise."
As an opera singer, Mr. Granner has performed as Nemorino in L'elisir d'amore, Ferrando in Cosí fan tutte, and Rodolfo in La Bohéme in performances with Lyric Opera Kansas City, Opera Theater of St. Louis, Tulsa Opera, Wolf Trap and Glimmerglass Opera.
An avid supporter of new music, he has also created six new opera roles in three years, including his most interesting role to-date, that of portraying Kanye West.
He is a founding member of The American Tenors, whose Sony Masterworks album reached the top five in the classical crossover charts. His varied touring schedule includes engagements with classical guitarist Beau Bledsoe, with composers Jeffrey Rukaman and Bradley Cox constructing Post-Modern classical and jazz shows for avant-garde audiences, with producer David Foster, and alongside fellow tenor Ben Gulley in performances that borrow from Bob Hope and Bing Crosby’s humor - set alongside beautiful singing.
Comfortable across so many genres, it is Mr. Granner’s love of opera and classical music, however, that is the theme throughout all of his performances. He believes his commitment to learning different musical styles is what helps to open the door for new audiences to enjoy classical music.
Browse around the nathangranner.com website to learn more about this inspiring artist.