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Aaron Sheehan

Aaron Sheehan
Kevin Day

A first-rate interpreter of Bach, Handel and Mozart, Aaron Sheehan has performed with American Bach Soloists, Boston Baroque, Boston Early Music Festival, Calgary Philharmonic, Charlotte Symphony, Handel and Haydn Society, North Carolina Symphony, New York Collegium, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Pacific Music Works, National Symphony of Peru, Seattle Symphony and Tafelmusik.

His extensive concert repertoire includes Bach Easter Oratorio, St Matthew Passion, St John Passion, Mass in B Minor, Magnificat, Handel Alexander’s Feast, Messiah, Samson and Saul, Monteverdi Vespers, Mozart Mass in C minor and Requiem and Rameau Cantatas.

He made his professional operatic début with Boston Early Music Festival (BEMF) as Ivan in the world première staging of Mattheson’s Boris Gudenow, for which Opera News praised his voice as “sinous and supple”. His further roles for BEMF have included L’Amour and Apollon in Lully’s Psyché, Actéon in Charpentier’s Actéon, Monteverdi’s Orfeo, Eurimaco Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria, Liberto/SoldatoL’incoronazione di Poppea, Acis in Handel’s Acis and Galatea, Orfeo in Campra’s Le Carnaval de Venise and leading roles in operas by Cavalli, Weill and Satie.

Other staged performances have included Apollon and Trajan in Rameau’s Le Temple de la Gloire with Philharmonia Baroque, The Orpheus Project with New Zealand Dance Company, Eumete Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria with Opera Atelier, Dom Pedro and Ottavio in Campra’s L’Europe galante for the Centre de Music Baroque de Versailles at the Musikfestspiele Potsdam Sanssouci, and Mr By-Ends The Pilgrim’s Progress with Gloriae Dei Cantores, and the title role in Gluck’s _Orphée _with Pacific Music Works.

Aaron Sheehan recently made his début at the Handel Festival in Halle in La resurrezione and performed Jonathan Saul with Philharmonia Baroque. His forthcoming performances include Orlando Orlando generoso, ‘Versailles, a royal domain’ and Demetrius Antiochus and Stratonica (Graupner) with Boston Early Music Festival, Glaucus in a staged production of Jean-Marie Leclair’s _Scylla et Glaucus_with Philharmonia Baroque, Mozart Mass in C Minor at the Handel and Haydn Society, Messiah with Les Violons du Roy in Quebec and the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa, and his concert début at the Berlin State Opera in Scarlatti’s Oratorio a Quattro Voci under Fabio Biondi.

A native of Minnesota, Aaron Sheehan holds a BA from Luther College and a MM in Early Voice Performance from Indiana University.

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