Rich” and “gleaming” (Washington Post) are a few words used to describe the voice of American baritone Trevor Scheunemann.
Trevor Scheunemann American baritone
Trevor Scheunemann begins the 2014 – 2015 season at the Washington National Opera as Marcello in a new production of La bohème. He also returns to the Metropolitan Opera as Morales in Carmen and Silvano in un ballo in maschera. In the summer of 2015, Mr. Scheunemann debuts at Teatro Municipal de Santiago as Sharpless in Madama Butterfly. He recently debuted the Montreal Symphony and Kent Nagano in Orff’s Carmina Burana and in Bernstein’s A Quiet Place. Mr. Scheunemann returned to the Metropolitan Opera in productions of The Enchanted Island, Andrea Chenier, and La bohème in the 2013 – 2014 season. He was also seen at Opéra de Monte Carlo in his role debut as Donner in Das Rheingold and as Belcore in L’elisir d’amore with Baltimore Concert Opera.
In the 2012 – 2013 season, Trevor Scheunemann returned to the Metropolitan Opera as Silvano in the new production of Un ballo in maschera under Fabio Luisi, which was also an HD simulcast. Also at the MET, he reprised his role of Morales in Carmen and covered Marullo in the new production of Rigoletto. Last season, Mr. Scheunemann returned to the San Francisco Opera as Joe in the world premiere of Heart of a Soldier and Opéra National de Bordeaux as Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro. Additionally, he debuted at Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse as Sharpless in Madama Butterfly to great acclaim.
Mr. Scheunemann returned to the San Francisco Opera as Joe in the world premiere of Heart of a Soldier and Opéra National de Bordeaux as Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro. Additionally, he debuted at Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse as Sharpless in Madama Butterfly to great acclaim. He was also recently seen at Metropolitan Opera as Schaunard in La bohème and Sid in La fanciulla del West, as well as the Count in Le nozze di Figaro at San Francisco Opera under Nicola Luisotti. He also premiered a new opera at Opéra de Monte Carlo entitled Die Marquise von O by René Koering. He made his Kansas City Symphony debut singing the “Old American Songs” of Aaron Copland. Mr. Scheunemann has been seen recently at Washington National Opera as Zurga in Les pêcheurs des perles and Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro. He returned to the Metropolitan Opera as Morales in the new production of Carmen conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, debuted at Oper Frankfurt as Guglielmo in Così fan tutte, and Opéra de Lille with Emmanuelle Haïm in Rameau’s Dardanus. He also made his San Francisco Opera debut as Jake Wallace in La fanciulla del West conducted by Nicola Luisotti. In the summer of 2009, he returned to the Glyndebourne Festival to sing Melot in Tristan und Isolde and made his debut at Opéra National de Bordeaux in Robert Carsen’s L’incoronazione di Poppea. In concert, he performed Vaughan Williams’s Dona nobis pacem, Britten’s Cantata Misericordium, and Purcell’s Come, Ye Sons of Art with the Choral Arts Society of Washington (DC).
Other recent opera credits include Schaunard in La bohème and Masetto in Don Giovanni at Washington National Opera conducted by Plácido Domingo. He also sang the title role in Don Giovanni with Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists under the baton of Maestro Domingo in performances at the Kennedy Center and in Monte Carlo. He also made his Glyndebourne Festival debut in productions of Robert Carsen’s L’incoronazione di Poppea conducted by Emmanuelle Haïm and Graham Vick’s Eugene Onegin conducted by Vladimir Jurowski. His orchestral engagements included a performance of Dvořák’s Stabat Mater with the Choral Society of Washington (DC). He made an acclaimed Metropolitan Opera debut as Curio in Giulio Cesare during the 2006 – 2007 season.
As a member of the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program at the Washington National Opera, he appeared in several mainstage performances which included Marco in Gianni Schicchi, Larry Landau in Sophie’s Choice, and Prince Yamadori in Madama Butterfly. As well as performances of Guglielmo in Così fan tutte and Belcore in L’elisir d’amore with members of the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program, Mr. Scheunemann also performed in a commissioned work by Marvin Hamlisch with Plácido Domingo and Kristin Chenoweth at the Washington National Opera Golden Gala.
Awards to Mr. Scheunemann’s credit include the Washington National Opera 2007 Artist of the Year, the third place winner in Plácido Domingo’s Operalia 2006, and Sara Tucker Study Grant
from the Richard Tucker Foundation in 2006.
(Updated September 2014)
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