American Tenor Norman Shankle is currently enjoying worldwide acclaim for his portrayals of Mozart and Rossini’s most famous tenors. The Boston Globe called Shankle “a real find, a singer of elegance, grace and conviction,” and the San Francisco Chronicle praised him equally as “clearly a singer to watch.”
This season, Mr. Shankle will be featured with the National Philharmonic’s performances of Berlioz’s Requiem and Handels’ Messiah, Mozart’s Requiem with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, Messiah with Glacier Symphony Orchestra, and Sanctuary Road with Penn Square Music Festival. Operatic engagements include Baltimore Opera’s The Turn of the Screw in the role of Quint. Last season’s engagements included the tenor solo in Mozart’s Requiem and Adolphus Hailstork’s A Knee On a Neck, as well as Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis, for the National Philharmonic, Sanctuary Road with North Carolina Opera, it all falls down and The Rift for the Washington National Opera, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 for Helena Symphony, Cassio in Otello for Pacific Symphony, and the performance and recording of Damien Geter’s An African American Requiem at the Kennedy Center with the Choral Arts Society of Washington.