Sean Clark is quickly becoming established as one of Canada’s most promising young tenors. A graduate of the Opera Diploma program at the University of Toronto, Sean holds an Undergraduate degree from Ithaca College and a Masters degree from Arizona State University.
Sean’s operatic repertoire spans a broad range of roles, including Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni), Male Chorus (The Rape of Lucretia), Remendado (Carmen) King Kaspar (Amahl and the Night Visitors), Chevalier de la Force (Dialogues of the Carmelites), Lurcanio (Ariodante) and Alfred (Die Fledermaus).
In 2008 Sean sang the Canadian premiere of Doreen Rao’s new arrangement of Bernstein’s Mass and the next year he starred in Lance Horne’s one-man opera The Tell-Tale Heart at the Luminato Festival, Toronto’s summer celebration of arts and creativity. The following summer he had the honour of taking part in Rufus Wainwright’s opera Prima Donna, again with Luminato Festival.
Continuing his focus on contemporary repertoire, Sean recently sang in the Ensemble for Airline Icarus, the critically acclaimed new opera by Brian Current for Soundstreams Canada, directed by Tim Albery and looks forward to presenting Canadian works in his recital “Canucks a la Carte: 21st Century Virtuoso” for the Canadian Music Centre.
Sean joins the Opera Lyra Ottawa Studio in September 2014, singing the role of Tamino in their English-language production of The Magic Flute for young audiences followed by guest appearances with Pax Christi Chorale as tenor soloist in Bach’s Nun komm der Heiden Heiland and Stephanie Martin’s secular cantata Winter Nights.
In December 2014, Sean debuted as Ottavio in Against the Grain’s critically acclaimed production of #UncleJohn, Joel Ivany’s updated version of Mozart’s Don Giovanni.