Tenor

Tenor Nathan Granner has enjoyed a unique and diverse performing career which has allowed him to leverage his distinctive timbre and impressive range in a multitude of projects and productions.

Granner’s early studies included training with Utah Festival OperaGlimmerglass OperaWolf Trap OperaTulsa Opera, and Pittsburgh Opera Center. Granner was also a semifinalist at the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in New York City. During one whirlwind period which showcased his varied interests and versatility, Nathan was singing on the stage of the Met, played his first rock performance in a popular Orlando bar, and was signed to a recording contract by Sony Classical. Between it all, he sang Camille in The Merry Widow at Light Opera Oklahoma and Beppe in I Pagliacci with Opera Tampa under the baton of Anton Coppola.

Other early career engagements for Mr. Granner included Nemorino at Lyric Opera Kansas City and Remus at Opera Theater Saint Louis. He also sang with the National Symphony OrchestraBaltimore Symphony OrchestraIrish Radio Orchestra, the Handel/Haydn Society, and Kansas City Symphony performing the tenor parts in the Verdi RequiemBeethoven’s 9th Symphony, Mozart’s RequiemElijahCarmina Burana, Handel’s Messiah and a number of Bach Cantatas (collaborating regularly with the Bach Aria Soloists).

In the early 2000s, Nathan was a founding member of The American Tenors, whose Sony Masterworks Classical album reached top five in the classical crossover charts. He has also toured extensively with classical guitarist Beau Bledsoe, singing new arrangements of lieder and chanson, authentic Flamenco, Tango, Turkish music and new compositions.

Granner’s unique versatility and easy command of varying styles of compositions has lead to engagements creating numerous new opera roles for an extensive range of works including Kanye West in Fair Looks and True Obedience, to Aubrey Wells in Today it Rains and the Pulitzer prize-winning Korey Wise in The Central Park Five.

Most recently, Mr. Granner has achieved critical success in a challenging and unique mix of roles and works including a debut of Verdi’s Alfredo with both Fort Worth Opera and Opera Santa Barbara, an on-film and studio soundtrack recording of the title role in Gordon Getty’s Goodbye, Mr. Chips, and Rob Hall in the award-winning animated film Everest, produced by Opera Parallèle and presented by The Dallas Opera.

New roles for the upcoming season will include Don Ottavio, Don José, Cavaradossi, and Bill Watson in Paul Moravec’s The Shining.

Mr. Granner is fiercely devoted to various philanthropic efforts, and has performed at dozens of charitable fundraisers with David Foster and Friends. In the process, he has helped to raise tens of millions of dollars to fund the researching of cures for Parkinson’s disease and cancer, and for aid in the areas of children’s health, wildlife conservation and substance abuse.

Nathan is also an avid karaoke devotee and a certified Bohemian.

GRAMMY winner and Author Jay Hunter Morris first stepped into the national spotlight when he created the role of Tony in Terrence McNally’s Tony Award-winning play Master Class on Broadway in 1995. And then, as documented in Susan Froemke’s Wagner’s Dream, he made shockwaves throughout the opera world in 2011 after stepping in at the eleventh hour to sing the title role in Siegfried at The Metropolitan Opera as part of their new production of Wagner’s Ring Cycle, directed by Robert Lepage. That production was broadcast live to cinemas worldwide and earned a GRAMMY award for Best Opera Recording.

Firmly established as one of the world’s leading heldentenors, Jay went on to sing Siegfried in Budapest at the Wagner Days Festival, and again with Houston Grand Opera and San Francisco Opera(with Sir Donald Runnicles conducting). Ensuing successes included his first Tristan in Valencia (under the baton of Zubin Mehta), and Schoenberg’s Guerre-Lieder at the Vienna Konzerthaus with Kent Nagano. His portrayal of Teague in Higdon’s Cold Mountain has also earned him an additional two GRAMMY nominations, and he has created roles in eight world premiere operas.

Other notable roles and appearances for Mr. Morris have included a PBS Great Performances broadcast of Ahab in Moby Dick (a role that he also repeated with both Dallas Opera and LA Opera); performances of John Adams’ The Gospel According to the Other Mary with the San Francisco SymphonySt. Louis Symphony (at Carnegie Hall), and in Rome with the composer conducting; Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde with the Taiwan Philharmonic; Tristan under the direction of Mariusz Treliński in Beijing; Erik in Der fliegende Holländer with the Dallas OperaCincinnati Opera and Atlanta Opera, and Aegisth in Elektra with The Metropolitan Opera. Most recently, he was seen as Macheath in Atlanta Opera’s production of The Threepenny Opera (2021) and a role that has become his calling card—Herod in Strauss’ Salome—at Bard Conservatory’s Fisher Center (2022) and with Tulsa Opera (2022).

Marc Sala is a lyric tenor born in Barcelona, specializing in the works of Mozart and the belcanto repertoire.

He studied at the Conservatori Superior de Música del Liceu in Barcelona with the tenor Eduard Giménez and at the Conservatorio Superior Música Valencia “Joaquín Rodrigo” with Ana Luisa Chova. He has participated in several masterclasses with great artists such as Montserrat Caballé, Raúl Giménez, Leyla Gencer, Luciana Serra, Dolora Zajick and Jaume Aragall.

Marc has performed at the Gran Teatre del Liceu, the Palau de la Música Catalana, the Auditori de Barcelona, the Teatro Campoamor in Oviedo, the Las Palmas Opera House, the Teatro Mario del Monaco in Treviso, the Teatro Comunale di Ferrara, and at the Rossini Festival in Wildbad, Germany. He has worked under the direction of conductors such as Gustavo Dudamel, Riccardo Frizza, Pinchas Steinberg, Corrado Rovaris, and Gustav Kuhn.

He has participated in several contemporary works such as Alba Eterna by Albert Guinovart, Ainadamar by Osvaldo Golijov, and The Monster in the Maze by Jonathan Dove (Festival Grec 2018).

Marc was the winner of the Ferrer Salat prize at the prestigious Concurso Viñas in Barcelona and a finalist in the Montserrat Caballé international singing contest. His discography includes Rossini’s Le Siège de Corinthe (Naxos) and the opera Gaziel by E. Granados (Tritó).

Quintana Artist Management proudly represents Mr. Sala in the North American region.

Most recently, Noah Stewart enjoyed tremendous successes during the 2021-2022 season with performances of Don José in Carmen and Tony in West Side Story with Opera San Jose. The San Francisco Chronicle reported on his performance in the latter with, “Tenor Noah Stewart delivered an ardent, expressively fluid performance as Tony, bringing an air of eager anticipation to the jouncy phrases of “Something’s Coming” and caressing the melody of “Maria” with sensuous abandon.” Other appearances of note that season included Don José in Carmen with Opera Orlando, Rodolfo in La bohème with Northern Ireland Opera, and Cavaradossi in Tosca with Portland Opera.

Mr. Stewart made his professional debut with San Francisco Opera as Macduff and since then has performed widely across the US. His roles include, among others, Cavaradossi (Opera New OrleansBirmingham OperaMichigan Opera Theater), Rodolfo (Opera ColumbusNashville OperaFlorentineOperaNew Orleans OperaMichigan Opera Theater, Orlando Philharmonic), Luigi in Il Tabarro (Castleton Festival), Pinkerton (New Jersey Festival OperaMichigan Opera Theater), Radames (Glimmerglass Festival, Berks Opera), Manrico (Festival Opera, North Carolina Opera), Ismaele and Nadir (both with Michigan Opera Theater), Don José (Syracuse Opera, Chicago Opera Theater), the title role in Gounod’s Faust (Atlanta Opera), Tamino (Florentine OperaNew Orleans Opera) as well as contemporary repertoire such as Greenhorn in Moby Dick (Opera San José) and the Prince in A Flowering Tree(Chicago Opera Theater).

In Europe, he most recently sang Cavaradossi with the Nederlandse Reisopera, Don José at Göteborg Opera, the Llangollen Festival in Wales and Scottish Opera, Samson at the Festival Internacional de Teatro Clásico de Méridain Spain and Osaka in Iris with Opera Holland Park.

In spring 2012, he made his debut at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden as Hassan in Judith Weir’s Miss Fortune, a role he premiered at the Bregenzer Festspiele (Austria) the year beforeHe then returned to Covent Garden for Pinkerton and sang Don Pedro de Alvarado in Peter Sellars’ acclaimed new version of Purcell’s The Indian Queen, a co-production of Teatro Real MadridOpera Perm and English National Opera (DVD release by SONY) with extra performances at the Bolshoi Opera. Further European career highlights include Pinkerton with Opera North, Rodolfo with Wexford Opera Festival and Don José at the Royal Albert Hall.

On the concert stage, Noah Stewart has appeared with notable orchestras such as the Hallé Orchestra, London Philharmonic, BBC Concert Orchestra, Birmingham Symphony, Scottish Symphony, Royal Philharmonic,Manchester Philharmonic, Gulbenkian Symphony Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, John Wilson Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra, Berkeley Symphony and San Francisco Chorale. He has performed on three BBC Proms concerts and was named a “BBC Music Ambassador”. He made his broadcasting debut at The Cardiff Singer of the World on the BBC and in 2012 became the first black musician ever to top the UK Classical Album Charts, when his album “Noah” (DECCA) reached number one and remained there for 7 weeks.

Upon recommendation of his mentor, Leontyne Price, Noah Stewart studied at The Juilliard School, where he was awarded a full scholarship. Subsequently, he was accepted into San Francisco Opera’s prestigious Merola Program, where he would also be named an Adler fellow, and continued his studies at the Academy of Vocal Arts. He won numerous prizes at international competitions, including the Palm Beach Opera Vocal Competition, the Leontyne Price Vocal Arts Competition, the George London Foundation Awards, the Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation Awards, the Opera Index Competitions, and the Mario Lanza Competition for Tenors (First Prize).