Aaron Sheehan (USA) Octavio, Dom Pedro


Described as “one of the finest Baroque tenors on the circuit” (The Boston Globe), Grammy award-winning American tenor Aaron Sheehan is equally at home on the concert platform and the opera stage. He sang the title role in Boston Early Music Festival’s recording of Charpentier’s La Descente d’Orphée aux Enfers which won Best Opera Recording at the 2015 Grammy Awards.


Engagements have taken him to many major venues including Tanglewood Festival, the Lincoln Center, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Washington National Cathedral, the Early Music festivals of Boston, San Francisco, Vancouver, Houston, Tucson, Washington DC, and Madison, as well as the Regensburg Tage Alter Musik.


Aaron Sheehan also enjoys a reputation as a first-rate interpreter of the oratorios and cantatas of Bach and Handel and the oratorios and masses of Mozart. He has performed concerts with Seattle Symphony, American Bach Soloists, Boston Early Music Festival, Boston Baroque, Tafelmusik, North Carolina Symphony, New York Collegium, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Charlotte Symphony, Boston Cecilia, Charleston Bach Festival, Baltimore Handel Choir, Les Voix Baroque, Pacific Chorale, Tempesta di Mare, Aston Magna Festival, Bach Collegium San Diego, Pacific Music Works, Boston Museum Trio, Magnificat, Tragicomedia, the Folger Consort, and Concerto Palatino.


Aaron Sheehan’s forthcoming performances include Orlando Orlando generoso with Boston Early Music Festival, The Orpheus Project with New Zealand Dance Company, Eumete Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria with Opera Atelier, and further performances of Bach’s St Matthew Passion, St John Passion, B Minor Mass and Magnificat.