Jack Swanson

February 28, 2017

Jack Swanson

February 28, 2017
  • Voice: Tenor
  • From: Stillwater. MN
  • Awards: Winner and recipient of several prestigious awards including first place in Florida Grand Opera’s Young Patroness Competition, The San Antonio Music Club Competition, The National Opera Association Competition and The Hal Leonard Art Song Competition.  Twice recipient of the Richard Tucker Memorial award from the Santa Fe Opera.  Finalist in both Houston Grand Opera’s Eleanor McCollum competition and Fort Worth Opera’s
  • https://www.jackswansontenor.com/

Preview Jack Swanson

“Jack Swanson knocking the socks off the front row patrons with his lyrical tenor lines”

Program:
(please note – programs subject to change)

Liszt’s Petrarch Sonnets:
Pace non trovo
Benedetto sia ‘l giorno
I vidi in terra

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Standchen – Schubert
An Chloe – Mozart
Morgen – Strauss
Adelaide – Beethoven

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Francesco Paolo Tosti:
L’alba separa dalla luce l’ombra
Ideale

Core ‘ngrato – Salvatore Cardillo

Matinee Musicale is fortunate to have an ARAC Arts Project Grant for Jack Swanson.
This activity is made possible in part by the voters of  Minnesota through a grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, thanks to appropriations from the Minnesota State Legislature’s general and arts and cultural heritage funds.

Join Us

7:30 PM
Weber Music Hall, University of Minnesota – Duluth
1151 University Dr, Duluth, MN 55812
Doors open at 7:00 PM. General Admission Seating.
Pre-Concert Talk: 6:30 PM
University of MN – Duluth
Weber Music Hall Building
Singer Music Hall (2nd floor – across from auditorium)

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Community Outreach Performances:

Mr. Swanson will be doing outreach performances. Please check back for updates.
Sunday, Feb 26, 2017, 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Mt. Royal Pines III
Dinning Room “G”Level
50 East St. Marie Street
Duluth, Minnesota 55803

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Mr. Swanson will be doing outreach performances. Please check back for updates.
Monday, Feb 27, 2017, time 1:00 – 3:00 pm,
Master Class
College of St. Scholastica (CSS)
Music Hall, Tower 3625
1200 Kenwood Avenue, Duluth, MN 55812

About Jack Swanson

https://www.jackswansontenor.com/

Stillwater, Minnesota native Jack Swanson is quickly becoming one of the most sought after young tenors in the opera world. His distinctive high lyric voice is known for singing the acrobatic arias of Rossini and the legato melodies of Donizetti.

 Jack earned a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Oklahoma, where he performed the roles of Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni and Nemorino in L’elisir D’amore.  In May of 2016 he received his Masters of Music in Vocal Performance from the highly reputable Shepherd School of Music at Rice University.  While at Rice, Jack performed the roles of il conte d’almaviva in il barbiere di Siviglia and Eurimaco in Monteverdi’s il ritorno d’Ulisses in Patria.  Additional opera roles include Tonio  in La fille du regiment and Count Belfiore in Mozart’s La finta giardiniera, and two years as an apprentice at the Santa Fe Opera. Jack spent two summers as a young artist with The Seagle Music Colony, where he performed the roles of Tobias Ragg in Sweeny Todd and the title role in Britten’s comedic opera Albert Herring.  This summer, Jack will be making his Des Moines Metro Opera debut singing the role of Fenton in Verdi’s Falstaff.

Also known for his concert work, Mr. Swanson’s credits include Handel’s Messiah, Dubois’ The Seven Last Words of Christ, Mozart’s Requiem and Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana. Other engagements include Holiday Favorites with the Arizona Opera and Birmingham Opera, and the Houston Grand Opera’s 60th anniversary gala where Jack performed alongside HGO’s studio artists and world-renowned mezzo-soprano, Joyce DiDonato.  Swanson made his Kennedy Center debut singing selections from Schumann’s Dichterliebe. 

Jack is the competition winner and recipient of several prestigious awards including first place in Florida Grand Opera’s Young Patroness Competition, The San Antonio Music Club Competition, The National Opera Association Competition and The Hal Leonard Art Song Competition.  He twice received the Richard Tucker Memorial award from the Santa Fe Opera.  He was a finalist in both Houston Grand Opera’s Eleanor McCollum competition and Fort Worth Opera’s

Join us February 28, 2017, 7:30 PM at Weber Music Hall

This activity is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, thanks to appropriations from the Minnesota State Legislature’s general and arts and cultural heritage funds.

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