Shawn Bartels, Tenor
    Shawn Bartels, Tenor, is a native of Gillette, Wyoming.  Mr. Bartels has performed the roles of The Snake and The Vain Man in Rachel Portman's "The Little Prince" with Skylight Opera, directed by Francesca Zambello. He performed the roles of Prologue/Peter Quint in Britten's "The Turn of the Screw" with Broomhill Opera (in London), in an acclaimed production directed by Elijah Moshinsky and conducted by Charles Hazlewood.  Previously, he had performed the same roles with Broomhill Opera (in 1996) and with Skylight Opera (in 2000).  In 1999, he sang the role of Don Ottavio in "Don Giovanni" with the Ensemble D'Opera European in Marseille, France.

as the Vain Man and the Snake (with Andrew Riehle) in "The Little Prince" at Skylight Opera Theatre (2004)

     His other roles include Count Almaviva in "
Il Barbiere di Siviglia", Alfred in "Die Fledermaus", Nanki-Poo in "The Mikado", Fenton in "The Merry Wives of Windsor", Il Podesta in "La Finta Giardiniera", the Ballad Singer in "Of Mice and Men"  and Tonio in "The Daughter of the Regiment", appearing with companies such as Glimmerglass Opera, Sarasota Opera, Regina Opera, Delaware Valley Opera, Nevada Opera Studio, Inwood Opera, The Brevard Music Center, Mannes College of Music Opera Theatre and Little Theatre of the Rockies.

     In 1998, Mr. Bartels made his solo
Carnegie Hall debut, appearing in Mozart's "Vesperae de Dominica K.321", and returning to sing Mozart's "Coronation Mass K. 317."  He sang the role of Uriel in Haydn's "The Creation" under the baton of the late Robert Shaw in 1994.  His other oratorio roles include Nicholas in Britten's "St. Nicholas", the Roasting Swan in Orff's "Carmina Burana", the tenor solos in Bach's "St. John Passion", Handel's "The Messiah", Honneger's "Le Roi David", Bach's "Magnificat" and Dubois' "Seven Last Words of Christ".

     Mr. Bartels received his Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the
University of Northern Colorado and his Master of Music in Vocal Performance from Florida State University.   
As Peter Quint (w/ Jonathan Darbourne  as Miles) Broomhill Opera, 2000
As Nanki-Poo with the Brevard Music Center, 1994
I currently live outside of New York City with my wife, Jean, and our cat, Henry.  I work at Morgan Stanley Investment Management (I knew that Master's Degree (in Music) would be good for something!) to support my "singing habit".  In addition to my day job, I am a soloist with Musica Viva at The Unitarian Church of All Souls, and I sing with a professional quartet at Congregation Habonim. 
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