Shawn Bartels, tenor
Shawn Bartels, Tenor, is a native of Gillette, Wyoming. Roles include Count Almaviva (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), Lindoro (L'Italiana in Algieri), Il Podestà (La finta giardiniera), Nanki-Poo (The Mikado), The Vain Man/The Snake (The Little Prince), Alfred (Die Fledermaus), the Roasting Swan (Carmina Burana) and St. Nicolas in Britten's Saint Nicolas. He appeared as the Ballad Singer (Of Mice and Men) with Glimmerglass Opera. Mr. Bartels sang Uriel (The Creation) under the baton of Robert Shaw, appeared at Carnegie Hall in both Mozart's Vesperae de Dominica and Coronation Mass and appeared in Jonathan Miller's stagings of Bach's St. Matthew Passion and Monteverdi's L'Incoronazione di Poppea at The Brooklyn Academy of Music. He performed The Prologue/Quint (The Turn of the Screw) with Broomhill Opera (London) and Skylight Opera, and sang Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni) with Ensemble D'Opera European (Marseille, France). Most recently, Shawn has appeared with the Victoria Bach Festival, the Society of Musical Arts and the State Repertory Opera of New Jersey. He has been a soloist with Musica Viva of New York since 1996. He received his Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Northern Colorado and his Master in Music in Vocal Performance from Florida State University. Shawn is a member of the New York guitar-pop band Portraiture, who released their new EP, “Cruel Yellow” in 2017.