SHEA OWENS BARITONE
"His vocal quality is stunning, with all the richness of a well-rounded baritone voice but with a striking brightness that thrills, particularly in his upper range."
Baritone Shea Owens was recently a member of the ensemble at Theater St. Gallen in Switzerland, at which his roles included Belcore in L’elisir d’amore, Marcello in La bohème, Valentin in Faust, and Alvaro in Catán’s Florencia en el Amazonas, among others. On the concert stage he sang Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen and Cimarosa’s Il maestro di cappella with the Sinfonieorchester St. Gallen. He sang Colonel Ricci in Sondheim’s Passion at the Théâtre du Chátelet and joined the orchestra of the Grand Théatre de Genève in concerts of popular repertoire.
Mr. Owens is now the Director of Opera at Brigham Young University and recently sang his first performances of the title role of Mendelssohn’s Elijah with the university’s choirs at the Cathedral of the Madeleine. Also this season he returned to Utah Opera as Samuel in The Pirates of Penzance after previously joining the company as a member of its Young Artist Program. Along with traditional operatic and concert work, he especially enjoys the challenge and novelty of interpreting the works of living composers and has sung Charlie in Jake Heggie’s Three Decembers alongside legendary mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade.