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American tenor Andrew Stenson, praised by The Wall Street Journal for his “vivid tenor that is both beautiful and full of raw feeling,” is a graduate of The Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artists Program. In addition to singing many of the standard lyric tenor roles, Mr. Stenson has created leading characters in two important world premieres. He left an indelible impression in An American Soldier (Danny Chen) with Opera Theater of St. Louis, had a big personal success in Bel Canto (Gen Watanabe) with Lyric Opera of Chicago, and returned to sing in Così fan tutte (Ferrando) with Lyrics Opera of Chicago. Mr. Stenson has sung the title role in Candide, The Magic Flute (Tamino), Don Pasquale (Ernesto), Daughter of the Regiment (Tonio), The Barber of Seville (Almaviva), and Silent Night (Sprink) with the opera companies of Seattle, Minnesota, Dallas, Utah, Palm Beach, Arizona, and Washington D.C. In Europe, he sang with the Glyndebourne Festival, Wexford Festival, and the opera companies of Toulouse and Bordeaux. Mr. Stenson is very much in demand as a soloist in the concert and oratorio repertoires, having appeared with the symphonies of San Francisco, Philadelphia, Seattle, Kansas City, and Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival. He has also won top prizes in several major vocal competitions. During the pandemic years, Mr, Stenson participated in several virtual productions produced by Seattle Opera. He appeared in their staging of The Elixir of Love, Don Giovanni, and Tosca, as well as a solo recital. In the 2023-24 Season, Andrew returns to the opera companies of Minnesota, Seattle, and the Metropolitan Opera.