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“So does Trevor Scheunemann, whose hearty baritone and delectably colorful phrasing fleshed out the role of the pompous Belcore. A classy performance all around.” Tim Smith, Baltimore Sun – Belcore in 'L'elisir d'amore' with Baltimore Concert Opera
“Trevor Scheunemann, last seen in 2010 as Jake Wallace (La Fanciulla del West) and as Count Almaviva (Le Nozze di Figaro) was a total standout in the supporting role of Moralès.” Sean Martinfield, San Francisco Sentinel – Morales in 'Carmen' at San Francisco Opera
“As Figaro and Susanna's aristocratic employers, baritone Trevor Scheunemann and soprano Ellie Dehn were every bit as good, and no less wanting for romantic turmoil…Scheunemann's Count Almaviva, the target of much of this subterfuge, deployed a resonant, commanding voice…” Emily Hilligoss, SF Weekly – Count Almaviva in 'Le nozze di Figaro' at San Francisco Opera
“Rich” and “gleaming” (Washington Post) are a few words used to describe the voice of American baritone Trevor Scheunemann.
In the 2015-2016 season, Trevor Scheunemann makes his Atlanta Opera debut as Marcello in La bohème. He will also be seen with the Metropolitan Opera in their Rising Stars Tour in concert across the United States. Last season he was seen at the Washington National Opera as Marcello in a new production of La bohème. He also returned to the Metropolitan Opera as Morales in Carmen and Silvano in un ballo in maschera . . . . In the summer of 2015, Mr. Scheunemann debuted at Teatro Municipal de Santiago as Sharpless in Madama Butterfly. He also debuted the Montreal Symphony and Kent Nagano in Orff’s Carmina Burana and in Bernstein’s A Quiet Place.
In recent seasons, he appeared at Opéra de Monte Carlo in his role debut as Donner in Das Rheingold, Belcore in L’elisir d’amore with Baltimore Concert Opera, and the Metropolitan Opera as Silvano in the new production of Un ballo in maschera under Fabio Luisi, which was also an HD simulcast. He was seen at 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.
Additional performances include Schaunard in La bohème and Sid in La fanciulla del West at the Metropolitan Opera; Count in Le nozze di Figaro at San Francisco Opera under Nicola Luisotti; the world premiere of Die Marquise von O by René Koering at Opéra de Monte Carlo; Zurga in Les pêcheurs des perles and Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro at Washington National Opera; Morales in the new production of Carmen conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin at the Metropolitan Opera; Guglielmo in Così fan tutte at Oper Frankfurt; Rameau’s Dardanus with Emmanuelle Haïm at Opéra de Lille; his San Francisco Opera debut as Jake Wallace in La fanciulla del West conducted by Nicola Luisotti; Melot in Tristan und Isolde and Robert Carsen’s L’incoronazione di Poppea conducted by Emmanuelle Haïm at the Glyndebourne Festival; and his MET debut as Curio in Giulio Cesare.
Trevor Scheunemann is an alumnus of the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program at the Washington National Opera where he was seen as Schaunard in La bohème and Masetto in Don Giovanni 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. Further appearances include 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.
His orchestral engagements included a performance of Dvořák's Stabat Mater, 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). He has also sung with the Kansas City Symphony in the Old American Songs of Aaron Copland. 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 2015)