Aaron Sheehan

Tenor

Aaron Sheehan

Known especially for his Baroque interpretations, Aaron Sheehan has a voice that’s been described by the Boston Globe as "superb: his tone classy, clear, and refined, encompassing fluid lyricism and ringing force," and praised by the Washington Post for its "polished, lovely tone." His singing has taken him to many festivals and venues, including Tanglewood, Concertgebouw, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Washington National Cathedral, and the early music festivals of Boston, San Francisco, Vancouver, Houston, Tucson, Washington DC, and Madison, as well as the Regensburg Tage Alter Musik.

Aaron Sheehan made his professional operatic début with the Boston Early Music Festival as Ivan in the world-premiere staging of Mattheson's Boris Goudenow. He has since performed with BEMF in such leading roles as Orphée in Charpentier’s La descente d’Orphée aux enfers (Best Opera Recording at the 2015 Grammy Awards), L’Amour and Apollon in Lully's Psyché, Actéon in Charpentier's Actéon, and Acis in Handel's Acis and Galatea. He has also performed with Opera Lafayette, Boston Baroque, the American Opera Theater, and the Intermezzo Chamber Opera in leading roles of operas by Cavalli, Rameau, Monteverdi, Handel, Weill, and Satie.

On the concert stage, Aaron Sheehan enjoys a reputation as a first-rate interpreter of the oratorios and cantatas of Bach and Handel and the oratorios and masses of Mozart. He has performed concerts with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, American Bach Soloists, Seattle Symphony, Nova Scotia Symphony, Handel and Haydn Society, San Juan Symphony, Boston Baroque, North Carolina Symphony, New York Collegium, Charlotte Symphony, Boston Cecilia, Carmel Bach Festival, Baltimore Handel Choir, Les Voix Baroque, Pacific Chorale, Boston Early Music Festival, Ars Lyrica Houston, Tempesta di Mare, Aston Magna Festival, Bach Collegium San Diego, Washington National Cathedral, Pacific Music Works, Boston Museum Trio, Magnificat, Tragicomedia, the Folger Consort, and Concerto Palatino.