Manager: Michael Benchetrit
Management Territory: Worldwide
As Vladimir Vladimirescu in The Impresario and the Fisherman in Rossignol with Santa Fe Opera: “Bruce Sledge sang with appealing lyricism as Vlada’s henpecked husband, then performed to glorious poetic effect as the Fisherman.” Simon Williams, Opera News, November 2014
As the Tenor Solo in Verdi’s Messa da Requiem at the Spoleto USA Festival: “Tenor Bruce Sledge has an especially versatile tenor voice that’s ideal for bel canto roles, but his solid spinto instincts, emotive style, and ringing top end made him a great match for this role.” Lindsay Knoob, Charleston City Paper, June 7, 2013
As Paolo Erisso in Maometto Secondo at Santa Fe Opera: “What tenor shortage? As in the company’s other productions this year Santa Fe Opera served up yet another terrific high-voiced singer. Bruce Sledge sang Erisso with vibrancy, a rich Italianate timbre, and thrilling top notes.” Lawrence A. Johnson, Classical Review, August 3, 2012
Bruce Sledge is one of today’s most in-demand tenori di grazia and sings a wide variety of repertoire with many international houses. His 2016-2017 season includes a return to the Welsh National Opera for performances in two leading roles, Lorenzo in The Merchant of Venice and Macduff in Macbeth, a return to the roster of the Metropolitan Opera, and a performance with the Defiant Requiem in Vienna. Future projects include a return to the Canadian Opera Company, the Deutsche Oper Berlin and the Santa Fe Opera, all in leading roles.
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Recent projects for Mr. Sledge include a return to the Vancouver Opera to sing the Duke in Rigoletto and his debut at the Canadian Opera Company as Paolo Erisso in Maometto Secondo. Prior to that, he had big personal successes in both of those roles with the Santa Fe Opera, and returned to the Metropolitan Opera for Thomas Ades’ The Tempest. In concert, the tenor was heard in Verdi’s Messa da Requiem with the Spoleto USA Festival and with the Radio Television Ireland Orchestra in Dublin, in Mendelssohn’s Elijah with the National Symphony, and in Popera concerts with Opera Tampa. Prior to that, he made debuts with the Welsh National Opera as Leicester in Maria Stuarda, with the Opéra de Bordeaux as Percy in Anna Bolena and as the Duke in Rigoletto with Boston Lyric Opera. Mr. Sledge returned to the Santa Fe Opera as Vladimir Vladimirescu and the Fisherman in the double-bill of Mozart’s The Impresario and Stravinsky’s Rossignol, and appeared in concert with the Risca Male Choir in Wales.
Other recent projects for Mr. Sledge include performances of Tamino in The Magic Flute and Ferrando in Così Fan Tutte with the Metropolitan Opera, Leicester in Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda for his debut with the Minnesota Opera, Tamino with the Manitoba Opera, Count Almaviva in Il Nozze di Figaro in Hamburg and in Grand Rapids, and his debut in Avenches, Switzerland, as the Duke in Rigoletto, as well as performances of Mozart’s Requiem with the San Francisco Symphony and Schubert’s Mass No. 6 with the San Diego Symphony.