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Glenn Siebert (Tenor)

Born: USA

The American tenor, Glenn Siebert, is a graduate of Indiana University.

Glenn Siebert, has proven his versatility as a concert and opera singer in a wide variety of repertoire from Baroque to 20th century literature, and has been praised for his "fresh tenor voice and vivid stage presence" (St. Louis Globe-Democrat).

Glenn Siebert has appeared with many of the worldís most acclaimed symphony orchestras He made his New York Philharmonic debut in 1996 in Carmina Burana, conducted by Kurt Masur. He has also performed the W.A. Mozart's Requiem and J.S. Bach's Magnificat (BWV 243) with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and Nicholas McGegan; Schubert's Mass in E-flat with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Charles Dutoit; Rossini's Stabat Mater with the Royal Flanders Philharmonic Orchestra; George Frideric Handel's Acis and Galatea with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra; and Haydn's Harmoniemesse with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. He has performed Messiah with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Houston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Baroque, Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, and Oratorio Society of New York. He has also appeared with the Cleveland Orchestra, Royal Flanders Philharmonic Orchestra, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Boston Pops Orchestra, American Symphony and many others.

Glenn Siebertís operatic appearances include leading roles in the operas of W.A. Mozart, Benjamin Britten, Donizetti, Rossini and others with the Hamburgische Staatsoper, San Francisco Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Washington Opera, Opera Theater of St. Louis, Denver Opera, Asturias Festival in Oviedo, Spain, Baltimore Opera, Cleveland Opera, Minnesota Opera, Hawaii Opera and others. He has participated as soloist in summer festivals and chamber music festivals, appearing with the Ravinia Festival in Chicago, the Blossom Festival in Cleveland, the Baldwin-Wallace College Bach Festival in Berea (Ohio), Blair Music Festival in Scotland, the Newport Music Festival, and the New York Festival of Song. His operatic credits include Count Almaviva in Il Barbiere di Siviglia with the Hamburg Oper; Baron Lummer in Intermezzo and Merkur in Die Liebe der Danae with Santa Fe Opera; Ramiro in La Cenerentola with both Washington Opera and Florentine Opera; Rossini's Otello with the Flanders Festival in Belgium; Don Ottavio with both Opera Theatre of St. Louis and Minnesota Opera; Ferrando in Così fan tutte with Opera Colorado; Tonio in La Fille du régiment in Oviedo, Spain; and Nemorino in L'Elisir d'Amore with Atlanta Opera.

In the summer of 1997 Glenn Siebert sang Carmina Burana with the Detroit and Pacific Symphonies, and appeared at the Bard Festival in Haydn's L'anima del filosofo and The Seasons. In the summer of 1999 he performed Rossini's La Gazza ladra at the Caramoor Festival. He sang Berlioz' Lelio with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra; Da-Ud in Strauss' Die ägyptische Helena with the American Symphony Orchestra at Avery Fisher Hall; Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni with Cleveland Opera; Ramiro in La Cenerentola with Opera Omaha; The Creation with the Oratorio Society of Washington; and Messiah with the Des Moines Symphony. He also sang Carmina Burana with the Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra and the ballet companies of Cleveland and San Jose. His 1999-2000 season included Messiah with the University Musical Society of Ann Arbor; Elijah with the Richmond Symphony; Carmina Burana with the Pasadena Symphony; and Ernesto in Don Pasquale with Greensboro Opera. During the summer of 2000, he performed Béla Bartókís Cantata Profana at the Grant Park Music Festival.

Glenn Siebert's 2000-2001 season included performances of Felix Mendelssohnís Lobgesang with the Charlotte Symphony; Elijah with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra; the Evangelist in J.S. Bach's St. John Passion (BWV 245) with the Carolina Chamber Symphony; Messiah with the Chattanooga Symphony and with the Handel Choir of Baltimore; Richard Einhornís Voices of Light with the National Symphony Orchestra; G.F. Handelís LíAllegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato with the Mark Morris Dance Group at the Brooklyn Academy of Music; and L.v. Beethovenís Symphony No. 9 with the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra. His 2001-2002 season included performances as the tenor soloist in L.v. Beethovenís Symphony No. 9 with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and Oklahoma City Philharmonic; Messiah with the Richmond Symphony; Carmina Burana with the Oregon Symphony; and W.A. Mozart's Requiem with the Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra and San Antonio Symphony Orchestras.

In the 2002-2003 season Glenn Siebert performed as the tenor soloist in Carmina Burana with the Haddenfield Symphony; Messiah with the Richmond Symphony and at the Midland Center for the Arts, Michigan; and the W.A. Mozart's Requiem with the Eugene and Flint Symphony Orchestras. In the 2003-2004 season he performed Carmina Burana and the Cantata Profana with the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia. Other recent seasons past included performances of Messiah with both the Pacific Symphony and the Virginia Symphony; The Creation with the Canton Symphony; the Evangelist in J.S. Bach's St. Matthew Passion (BWV 244) with the Charlotte Symphony; and L.v. Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 with Anima Aeterna in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany.

Glenn Siebert's recordings include Schubert's Mass in E-flat with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Robert Shaw (Telarc); G.F. Handel's Acis and Galatea with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra and Gerard Schwarz (Delos); Berlioz' Lelio with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (Koss); a CD of Virgil Thomson songs entitled "Nothing Divine is Mundane" (Albany Records), and L.v. Beethovenís 9th Symphony with Brusselís Anema Eterna, and the recently released recording on Arabesque of F. Mendelssohn's Paulus with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

Glenn Siebert is currently on the faculty of the North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Source: Carolina Baroque Website; Herbert Barrett Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (August 2005)

Glenn Siebert: Short Biography | Recordings of Vocal Works

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BWV 232 [1st]

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