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JACK SWANSON FEATURED
Recent seasons have seen Mr. Swanson featured in Opera News, the recipient of a Richard Tucker Career Grant, a Sullivan Foundation winner, and making multiple major international debuts. Read more below.
JACK SWANSON AS EDWARD TULANE
"A native of Stillwater, Minnesota, tenor Jack Swanson has been hailed as one of the most exciting and in-demand new opera stars in the world... To us, he’s not just any young international opera star on the rise; he’s also an alumnus of Project Opera, our premiere training program for talented youth singers and we’re so happy to have him back where it all started. Recently, he sat down with us to talk about the process of creating a new character, how his time in Project Opera has influenced his current career, and what it’s like to finally be back singing on his home turf."
SWANSON RETURNS HOME FOR STILLWATER CONCERT
"This Saturday, Swanson is back in Stillwater again, and the transformation is astonishing. At just 27, he has sung leading roles at major opera companies such as Glyndebourne and Los Angeles Opera, and is being feted as one of the most exciting young tenors on the international circuit. Swanson himself can scarcely believe the speed with which his operatic career has rocketed, in an industry where singers often toil for years without a breakthrough moment."
SWANSON DEBUTS AT DEN
"Claudia Boyle sings Adina to Jack Swanson’s Nemorino in Oliver Mears’ production of L’elisir d’amore at Den Norske Opera opening 24 November. Making their debuts at Den Norske Opera, Claudia Boyle returns to the role of Adina and Jack Swanson debuts as the endearing Nemorino in Donizetti’s bubbling comedy under Daniele Callegari. Performances run until 17 January 2019."
SOUND BITES: JACK SWANSON
"Jack Swanson makes his role debut as the title character in Leonard Bernstein's Candide this month at L.A. Opera. It’s an assignment that the twenty-five-year-old tenor from Stillwater, Minnesota, calls 'a perfect opportunity. I honestly can’t imagine any other thing that L.A. Opera would be doing that I’d be ready to sing at this point. Part of me can’t wait to get there and start work—and part of me is freaking out a little bit!'”
SWANSON NAMED RICHARD TUCKER CAREER GRANT WINNER
Richard Tucker Career Grant winners are selected each year for unrestricted grants of $10,000 each. A Career Grant candidate should have a fair amount of performing experience in professional companies and is generally 36 years of age or under. Mr. Swanson was previously the recipient of a 2017 Sara Tucker Study and is one of the few young singers to receive the foundation’s Study and Career Grants in consecutive years.
RICHARD TUCKER FOUNDATION
YOUNG SINGERS RECIEVE GARSINGTON OPERA AWARDS
"Garsington Opera has named tenor Jack Swanson and soprano Alison Rose as the recipients of this year’s Leonard Ingrams Foundation awards. Named after the company’s founder, the awards support, encourage and nurture the best young artists involved in the creative process of bringing opera to the stage."
SWANSON AWARDED SULLIVAN FOUNDATION CAREER GRANT
The Foundation holds auditions every year in New York, and gives generous cash awards to gifted young singers in the early stages of professional careers. Fifteen 2016-2017 winners received $12,000 awards, and for the next five years may apply for additional Role Preparation Grants to support musical, dramatic, vocal, and language coaching for new professional engagements. Jack Swanson was awarded the Theodor Uppman Award.
THE SULLIVAN FOUNDATION
SWANSON TAKES TOP PRIZE AT YOUNG PATRONESSES OF THE OPERA COMPETITION
Mr. Swanson was awarded the top prize in the Junior category at the 2015 Young Patronesses of the Opera Competition. Since its inception in 1972, YPO has assisted many young opera singers as they pursue their careers by awarding thousands of dollars in prize monies. This financial assistance may be applied by singers to their undergraduate or graduate education for other expenses incurred in the pursuit of an operatic vocal career, such as role preparation, continuing vocal study, language study, publicity photos, or other audition expenses.
YOUNG PATRONESSES OF THE OPERA