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Praised for his “smooth, copper-hued baritone” (Opera News), Erik Grendahl recently completed his Master of Music degree at The Juilliard School, where he studied with Darrell Babidge. While at Juilliard, he appeared as Herr Fluth and Endimione/Caronte in the Juilliard Opera productions of Nicolai’s The Merry Wives of Windsor and Rossi’s L’Orfeo. He graduated from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA with a Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance and a Bachelor of Science in Statistics. While at JMU, he studied with Kevin McMillan and performed the roles of Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Captain Corcoran in H.M.S. Pinafore, Schaunard in La Bohème, Danilo in The Merry Widow, and Pangloss/Voltaire in Candide.

Erik’s other roles include Escamillo in IN Series Opera’s adaptation of Carmen, the Count in Bel Cantanti Opera’s production of Le nozze di Figaro and Joseph De Rocher in James Madison University Opera’s production of Dead Man Walking.

Erik recently appeareed as an apprentice singer with the Santa Fe Opera singing Steuermann in Tristan und Isolde and covering René Gallimard in the world premiere of Huang Ruo and David Henry Hwang's M. Butterfly. He is a 2022 George London Award Winner and a National Semifinalist in the 2022 Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition. He is also a winner of the 2022 Juilliard Vocal Arts Honors Recital where he performed his program at Alice Tully Hall.

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