AARON SHEEHAN (Jonathan) performed the title role in La déscente d’Orphée aux enfers by M.A. Charpentier with Boston Early Music Festival, which won the 2015 Grammy Award for Best Opera Recording.
A first-rate interpreter of the works of Bach, Handel and Mozart, he has performed at Tanglewood, at Lincoln Center, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Washington National Cathedral, the early music festivals of Boston, San Francisco, Vancouver, Washington, D.C., Carmel, and Regensburg, and with Seattle Symphony, American Bach Soloists, Handel and Haydn Society, Boston Baroque, Tafelmusik, Calgary Philharmonic, North Carolina Symphony, Charlotte Symphony, and Pacific Music Works.
A regular soloist with Boston Early Music Festival and Boston Baroque, his many roles have included L’Amour and Apollon in Psyché, the title roles in Actéon and Orfeo, Acis in Acis and Galatea, Orphée in Le Carnaval de Venise, Liberto/Soldato in L’incoronazione di Poppea and Telemaco/Eurimaco in Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria.
Recent stage engagements have included Apollon and Trajan in Rameau’s Le Temple de la Gloire (Philharmonia Baroque), the title role in Gluck’s Orphée (Pacific Music Works), The Orpheus Project (New Zealand Dance Company), Eumete in Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria (Opera Atelier) and Dom Pedro and Ottavio in Campra’s L’Europe galante (Centre de music baroque de Versailles at the Musikfestspiele Potsdam Sanssouci).
In 2019, he makes his debuts with the National Symphony of Peru (Evangelist in St Matthew Passion), at the Handel Festival in Halle (Handel’s La Resurrezione), and at the Berlin State Opera (Scarlatti’s Oratorio a quattro voci). Other engagements include Jonathan in Saul and Glaucus in Scylla e Glaucus (Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra); Orlando in Orlando generoso (Boston Early Music Festival), and further performances of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, St. John Passion, Mass in B Minor, and Magnificat; and Mozart’s Mass in C minor and Requiem.
His many recordings for BEMF include the Grammy-nominated operas Thésée and Psyché, Steffani’s Niobe, and Acis and Galatea.