Garrett Sorenson



American tenor Garrett Sorenson has been praised as an artist of unique interest, garnering critical acclaim for the beauty and power of his rich lyric voice.

In the 2016-2017 season, Garrett Sorenson returns to the Santa Fe Opera to sing Steve Wozniack in the highly anticipated world premiere of Mason Bates’s The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs. At the Metropolitan Opera, he replaced an ailing colleague as Laca in Janáček’s Jenůfa. Concert appearances include Lensky in a semi-staged performance of Eugene Onegin with the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Phoenix Symphony, and the Mozart Requiem at the Rhode Island Philharmonic.

Last season saw Sorenson with the San Diego Opera as Anthony Candolino in the West Coast premiere of Jake Heggie and Terrence McNally’s opera Great Scott directed by Jack O’Brien, opposite Nathan Gunn and Frederica von Stade. He also appeared with the Nashville Symphony in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra in Rachmaninoff’s The Bells, both conducted by Giancarlo Guerrero, and with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra in the Verdi Requiem under the baton of Asher Fisch.

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“Garrett Sorenson’s Lukas more than held his own against this adamant kiss-denier. He has a boyishly appealing demeanor and a hefty tenor of gleam and thrust. His technique is secure and free, and when he pours out the sound there is ample stentorian power on display. But Mr. Sorenson also did some ravishing, tormented phrases that he underplayed with moving results. Indeed, his overall excellence made me wonder (hope?): is a superb Peter Grimes possibly in our midst?”

Opera Today

“Tenor Garrett Sorenson’s blazing voice projected his lines with the greatest clarity of all cast members.”