Aaron Blake, Tenor

The recipient of a 2017 George London Foundation Award, tenor Aaron Blake has earned international recognition for his stylistically diverse performances of repertoire ranging from Martinů to Rossini. He has been praised for his “endearing sweet sound as well as his youthful fervor and stamina” by The New York Times. This season, Mr. Blake makes his Canadian debut with Vancouver Opera in Les pêcheurs de perles and his Italian debut in recital with pianist Maria Nikitin in Rome. He returns to Walt Disney Concert Hall with the Los Angeles Symphony, and to The Metropolitan Opera for Don Giovanni. He appears with the Haifa Symphony as Tamino, a role he has performed with The Israeli Opera, Komische Oper Berlin, and Cincinnati Opera, among others. This summer, he returns to Bard SummerScape for Henry VIII. In 2022, Mr. Blake was recognized for his role as the High Priest of Amon on The Metropolitan Opera’s GRAMMY Award-winning recording of Akhnaten. His creation of the role of Timothy Laughlin in the world premiere of Fellow Travelers (Spears/Pierce) brought critical and international acclaim: in 2017, The New Yorker named the live recording of these performances one of the top 10 classical recordings of the year.

Photo by Dario Acosta