Andrew Stenson is quickly building a reputation as one of the United States’ most exciting young tenors, with a brilliant tone, artistic intellect, and superb portrayals of a variety of roles. He is the recipient of a 2011 Sara Tucker Study Grant from the Richard Tucker Foundation.
The summer of 2012 found him with San Francisco Opera’s Merola Program for Argento's Postcard from Morocco. Mr. Stenson joins the Metropolitan Opera's Lindemann Young Artist Development Program during the 2012-2013 season. His assignments at the Metropolitan Opera that season will include Esquire #3 in the company's new production of Parsifal. The season will also find his debuts with the San Francisco Symphony, for Handel's Messiah, and with the Glyndebourne Festival Opera, as Brighella in a new production of Ariadne auf Naxos. Future seasons include engagements with the Metropolitan Opera, Seattle Symphony, Seattle Opera, Utah Opera, and The Glimmerglass Festival.
Mr. Stenson began the 2011-2012 season with the Seattle Opera as Le Remendado in the mainstage production of Carmen, and later made his role debut as Orphée in Orphée et Euridice. Additionally, he performed the title role in Werther and Ernesto in Don Pasquale in the company’s Young Artist Productions. Also in 2011-2012, Mr. Stenson made his Metropolitan Opera debut as a Quartet Singer in the company's production of The Enchanted Island, and made his role debut as Cassio in Knoxville Opera’s production of Otello.
Andrew Stenson joined the Seattle Opera as a Young Artist for the 2010-2011 season, where his roles included Arturo in Lucia di Lammermoor on the mainstage, and Don Ottavio in the Young Artist production of Don Giovanni. In the summer of 2011, he returned to Glimmerglass Opera as a Young American Artist, performing Jimmy O’Keefe in John Musto’s Later the Same Evening.
In previous seasons, the tenor appeared as Martin in The Tender Land with Glimmerglass Opera, and as the First Jew in Salome with Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre. Mr. Stenson was a Young Artist with the Santa Fe Opera in 2009, where he covered Head Man in The Letter and received the D. Gramm Memorial Award. He was a Regional Finalist in the 2010 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.
Andrew Stenson completed his Master’s Degree in Music at Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), where roles included the Male Chorus in The Rape of Lucretia and Curley in Of Mice and Men. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Music from Luther College, where he performed Tamino in Die Zauberflöte and Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore.