Dennis Shuman, tenor, grew up in a small town in northwest Georgia. Recent engagements include performances of Tamino in The Magic Flute with Toledo Opera and Opera Grand Rapids. Mr. Shuman completed two seasons as an Apprentice Artist with Chautauqua Opera Company where he was heard as Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, the roles of Governor, Ragotski, and Vanderdendur in Candide, and Gastone in La traviata--while covering Alfredo. He also sang the role of Gastone in La traviata with New Orleans Opera. Equally at home in concert repertoire, Mr. Shuman has performed the role of the Celebrant in Bernstein’s MASS with Brandeis University, Wellesley College, and the Salisbury Singers of Worcester, MA. He received his undergraduate degree at the University of Minnesota-Duluth, a Master of Music degree from Loyola University New Orleans, and is a graduate of the Opera Institute at Boston University. Favorite past roles include: Albert in Albert Herring, Tenor in Hydrogen Jukebox (Glass), Matthew Gurney in Emmeline (Picker), Basilio in Le Nozze di Figaro, Tenor in The War Reporter (Berger), Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi, and Ferrando in Cosí fan tutte. Upcoming engagements include the Evangelist in Bach's Johannes-Passion Mr. Shuman is currently based in Boston.