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Horch die lercheNORMAN SHANKLE
00:00 / 04:45
Every Valley - MessiahNORMAN SHANKLE
00:00 / 03:16




American Tenor Norman Shankle is currently enjoying worldwide acclaim for his portrayals of Mozart and Rossini’s most famous tenors. The Boston Globe called Shankle “a real find, a singer of elegance, grace and conviction,” and the San Francisco Chroniclepraised him equally as “clearly a singer to watch.”

Last season Mr. Shankle was featured in the National Philharmonic’s performances of Berlioz’s Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, and Adolphus Hailstork’s Symphony No. 5; Mozart’s Requiem with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra; Messiah with Glacier Symphony Orchestra; Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra’s Classical Christmas concert; and Sanctuary Road with Penn Square Music Festival. Operatic engagements included Quint in Baltimore Opera’s The Turn of the Screw. This season, he’ll return to Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra for Saint-Saëns’ Oratorio de Noël and Handel’s Messiah and the National Philharmonic for their Messiah; and he’ll sing Elijah with the Washington Chorus. [read more...]


“…few singers will ever match Norman Shankle’s Ferrando..." – Concerto Net

Così fan tutte – “…few singers will ever match Norman Shankle’s Ferrando. “Un aura amorosa” is one of tenors’ greatest challenges. Not only was Shankle fearless, he offered a phrasing that exposed just how in love this poor young man is and how very dangerous this game has become for him.”


"...lovely and charming..." – Broadway World

La rondine – “Norman Shankle is lovely and charming as Madga’s poet friend and Lisette’s secret lover”


" uncommonly warm and liquescent tenor..." – Dallas Morning News

Don Pasquale – “The other happy discovery is Norman Shankle, an Ernesto with an uncommonly warm and liquescent tenor. His last-act ‘Com’è gentil’ was gorgeous, as was the ensuing duet with Kucerova"


"...sufficient power..." – Zaide

Zaide – “Norman Shankle brought an attractive if at first slightly dry tenor to Gomatz’s arias. He had sufficient power to make himself heard in his opening piece, the melodrama “Unerforschlich Fügung,” which Mr. Sellars had him sing with his back to the audience. ”


"...a real find..." – The Boston Globe

Alceste – “Shankle is a real find, a singer of elegance, grace, and conviction.”


"...rang clear without strain...exciting shading to his voice..." – Boston Baroque

Messiah – “Tenor Shankle’s foreshadowing narrative entrance in “Comfort ye” followed by “Every valley” rang clear without strain. Shankle has exciting shading to his voice and sings with ease.”


"...handsome, and when he opens his mouth, great tenor music comes out..." – The Boston Musical Intelligencer

– “Norman Shankle sang count Almaviva, who eventually won the heart of Rosina. He is handsome, and when he opens his mouth great tenor music comes out. What a voice he is blessed with! I think he is easy to get along with, an unusual trait among tenors. He proves tenors can be un-egotistic good guys, too”


Adrienne Boris

Agent | Classical & Concert

Lisa Bremer 

Operations & Finance Manager

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