Aaron Sheehan has quickly established himself as one of the leading tenors of his generation. His voice is heard regularly in the U.S. and Europe, and he is equally comfortable in repertoire ranging from oratorio and chamber music, to the opera stage. His singing has taken him to many festivals and venues including; Tanglewood, Lincoln Center, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Washington National Cathedral, the early music festivals of Boston, San Francisco, Houston, and Washington DC, as well as the Regensburg Tage Alter Musik. Known especially for his Baroque interpretations, the Washington Post praised his “Polished, lovely tone.”
In the concert world, Aaron has made a name as a first rate interpreter of the oratorios and cantatas of Bach and Handel. He has appeared in Concert with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, American Bach Soloists, Handel and Haydn Society, Boston Baroque, North Carolina Symphony, New York Collegium, Charlotte Symphony, Boston Cecilia, Charleston Bach Festival, Baltimore Handel Choir, Pacific Chorale, Boston Early Music Festival, Tempesta di Mare, Aston Magna Festival, Washington National Cathedral, Boston Museum Trio, Tragicomedia, and Concerto Palatino. Aaron also continues to work extensively in the chamber music world. He has sung with Theater of Voices, Blue Heron Choir, Fortune’s Wheel, La Donna Musicale, Newberry Consort, Dünya, The Rose Ensemble, and the Pro Arte Singers. Aaron has appeared on many recordings, including the Grammy nominated operas Thésée and Psyché of Lully, recorded with BEMF on the CPO label. A native of Minnesota, Aaron holds a BA from Luther College and a MM in Early Voice Performance from Indiana University. He is currently on the voice faculties of Wellesley College and Towson University.