Résumé 

 about me 

Height: 6'2"   |   Eye Color: Blue   |   Hair Color: Blonde

Dennis Shuman, tenor, grew up in a small town in northwest Georgia before attending the University of Minnesota-Duluth and Loyola University New Orleans (Master of Music). He is a recent graduate of the Opera Institute at Boston University, where he sang the title role in Albert Herring, the Tenor in Hydrogen Jukebox (Glass), Matthew Gurney in Emmeline (Picker), Basilio in Le nozze di Figaro, and the Tenor in The War Reporter (Berger). 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. Dennis completed two seasons as an Apprentice Artist with Chautauqua Opera where he was heard as Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, Gastone in La traviata, and the roles of Governor, Ragotksi, and Vanderdendur in Candide. Upcoming performances include the role of the Tamino in The Magic Flute with Toldeo Opera and Opera Grand Rapids as well as Evangelist in St. John Passion (Columbus, OH). Mr. Shuman is currently based in Boston.

 WORK EXPERIENCE 

* indicates upcoming role

Tamino*

Tamino*

Governor

Vanderdender

Ragotski

Don Ottavio

Albert Herring

Honderich

Basilio

Matthew Gurney

Unnamed Tenor

Alfredo (cover)

Gastone

Roméo

Gastone

Rinuccio

Gardener

Ferrando

Bootlegger

Regulator

Die Zauberflöte

Die Zauberflöte

 

Candide

 

Candide

 

Candide

 

Don Giovanni

 

Albert Herring

 

The War Reporter

 

Le nozze di Figaro

 

Emmeline

 

Hydrogen Jukebox

 

La traviata

 

La traviata

 

Roméo et Juliette

 

La traviata

 

Gianni Schicchi

 

The Secret Garden (McNeff)

 

Così fan tutte

 

The Cunning Little Vixen

 

Siren Song (Dove)

Opera Grand Rapids

 

Toledo Opera

 

Chautauqua Opera Company

 

Chautauqua Opera Company

 

Chautauqua Opera Company

 

Chautauqua Opera Company

 

Boston University

 

Boston University

 

Boston University

 

Boston University

 

Boston University

 

Chautauqua Opera Company

 

Chautauqua Opera Company

 

Loyola Opera Theatre

 

New Orleans Opera

 

Loyola Opera Theatre

 

Banff Centre Opera

 

U of M-Duluth Opera

 

Banff Centre Opera

 

Banff Centre Opera

2018

 

2018

 

2018

 

2018

 

2018

 

2018

 

2018

 

2017

 

2017

 

2017

 

2016

 

2016

 

2016

 

2016

 

2015

 

2015

 

2012

 

2011

 

2009

 

2009

 Training 

Chautauqua Opera Company

Boston University

 

Chautauqua Opera Company

 

Loyola University New Orleans

 

Banff Centre

 

University of Minnesota-Duluth

Apprentice Artist

Opera Institute

 

Apprentice Artist

Masters of Voice Performance

Opera as Theatre Program

Bachelors of Art in Voice

2018

2018

 

2016

 

2016

 

2009, 2012

 

2013

Teachers

Lynn Eustis (current)

 

Jerrold Pope

 

Dr. Tyler Smith

 

Dr. Regina Zona

Coaches

Carol Rausch

Dottie Randall

 

Allison Voth

 

Matthew Larson

Conductors

Steven Osgood

 

William Lumpkin

 

Jorge Parodi

Stu Chaftez 

Directors

Crystal Manich

David Paul

 

Keturah Stickann

 

Jay Lessenger

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