“Mr. Tanner left no doubt about his prowess, singing with a firm, generously sized voice and producing clarion top nots….” – The New York Times
Carl Tanner has established an international career performing in the world’s most prestigious opera houses including the Metropolitan Opera, Opera National de Paris, Washington National Opera, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Teatro alla Scala, Teatro Real Madrid, New National Theatre of Tokyo and the Gran Teatre del Liceu de Barcelona, among others. His most recent engagements include the title role in Othello with the Pacific Symphony Orchestra, Florestan in Fidelio with Opera North Carolina, Tucha in Ivan the Terrible with Grange Park, and Manrico in Il Trovatore with the Toledo Opera. Last season he joined the Metropolitan Opera for Tosca (cover), and performed Radames in Aida with Opera Grand Rapids. This coming season he joins The Dallas Symphony as tenor soloist in Franz Liszt’s Faust Symphony, performs Canio in I Pagliacci with Opera Carolina, and sings Cavaradossi in Tosca with the Greek National Opera at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus.
In the 2018 – 2019 season Mr. Tanner performed the title role of Verdi’s Otello at the Metropolitan Opera to great acclaim. The occasion also marked Gustavo Dudamel’s house debut. Immediately prior to this, he performed Otello at the Bolshoi Opera and Savonlinna Opera Festival. Recent engagements at the Metropolitan Opera have included Radames in Aida, Turiddu in Cavaleria Rusticana, Canio in I Pagliacci, Florestan in Beethoven’s Fidelio (canceled due to COVID), Luigi in Il Tabaro (cover), Manrico (cover) in Il Trovatore, and the title role in Samson (cover).
Other notable performances include Luigi in Il Tabarro for the Royal Opera House with Maestro Pappano, Radames with the Washington National Opera, Opera Colorado, San Diego Opera, Opera de Massy, Deutsche Oper Berlin, and the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Canio in I Pagliacci with the Korean National Opera, Opera North Carolina, Otello with the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Opera Hong Kong and with the Royal Opera House (cover), and Calaf in Puccini’s Turandot with San Diego Opera.
Past performances include Tosca at Deutsche Oper Berlin, La Fanciulla del West at the Opéra Royal de Wallonie de Liège, Madama Butterfly at the Opéra National de Paris, Il Trovatore at the Semperoper in Dresden and at the Staatsoper in Hamburg, Turandot in Hamburg, Carmen at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino under the baton of Zubin Mehta, at the Teatro alla Scala and at the Teatro San Carlo, La Gioconda in Berlin and the Teatro Real de Madrid. His Royal Opera House debut was as Cavaradossi in Tosca.