Tenor Oliver Sewell has been praised by Philadelphia magazine for “his lovely, burnished tone color, natural sense of line, and unstinting generosity”. He has performed as a soloist at the Lincoln Centre’s Alice Tully Hall and the Rose Theatre, and in Carnegie Hall. Other highlights include performing Giannetto in La Gazza Ladra with Will Crutchfield's Teatro Nuovo, Fernand in La Favorite, Ferrando in Così fan tutte and Alfredo in La Traviata at the Academy of Vocal Arts, Handel's Messiah with the Columbus Symphony, Mozart’s Mass in C Minor with Kent Tritle, with George Manahan performing Danceny in The Dangerous Liaisons and Tamino in Die Zauberflöte. He discovered his love for singing by being involved in school choirs from age six. He went on to study music at the University of Canterbury and the New Zealand School of Music before moving to New York to complete a Masters at Manhattan School of Music. For the last three years he has been a Resident Artist at the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia. He has recently been named one of the Circle100 Scholars for 2020.
Oliver Sewell gratefully acknowledges the support of the Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation.
Oliver Sewell's performance in The Trust Community Foundations Opera in Concert: Beethoven's Fidelio is supported by Noel Vautier and Kerrin Vautier CMG.
You can see Oliver Sewell in action on Friday 10 December and Saturday 11 December at Celebrate Christmas.