AARON ENGEBRETH enjoys a varied solo career in opera, oratorio, recital and devotes considerable energy to the performance of established music and contemporary premieres, frequently collaborating with many of today’s preeminent composers. He made his Kennedy Center debut in 2012, and has been a guest of the Tanglewood, Ravinia and Monadnock Music Festivals as well as many fine symphony orchestras: this season he performs Carmina Burana with the Columbus Symphony. Recent appearances include concerts and commercial recordings with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Lexington, Bangor and Boston Landmarks’ Symphony Orchestras, Vancouver International Song Institute, and the Firebird Ensemble. This past concert season featured a New York City Opera debut as monodrama soloist in Argento’s A Waterbird Talk, a Bernstein Centenary recital in collaboration with Boston Symphony Orchestra and Museum of Fine Arts, performances with Le Central de Lyon, Concert de l’Hostel Dieu, Rutter’s Messe des enfants with Écully Musical, and as Bunthorne in Patience with Odyssey Opera.
As a recording artist, Mr. Engebreth is featured with the Boston Early Music Festival and Radio Bremen, both nominated for Grammy Awards for Best Operatic Recording: Thésée and Psyché, by Lully. He produced and recorded The Complete Songs of Virgil Thomson with Florestan Recital Project and New World Records, which is garnering international acclaim. Other releases: the world premiere of Six Early Songs of Samuel Barber and Larsen’s The Peculiar Case of Dr. H. H. Holmes, both for Florestan Records; Jon Deak’s The Passion of Scrooge with the Firebird Ensemble; The Complete Songs of Daniel Pinkham with Florestan Recital Project, the first volume of which was named one of the five best contemporary music releases of the year by NPR and American Public Media. With Gil Rose and BMOP, Mr. Engebreth is featured in Thomson’s Four Saints in Three Acts and Argento’s A Waterbird Talk.
This season he performs Broadway Revues both in France and the U.S, a return to Odyssey Opera in Boston, solo appearances with the Columbus (GA) Symphony and the Bangor Symphony, concerts with Boston’s Coro Allegro, a world premiere musical with Snowlion Repertory Theatre, as well as solo recitals in Buffalo, NY, Portland and Paris.