Hailed by The New York Times as “ardent and mellifluous” as well as a “clear-voiced tenor”,
John Tiranno’s recent engagements include the role of Man 1 in Robert Xavier Rodriguez’s
opera Frida with Opera Southwest as well as El Paso Opera, performances of Mahler’s Songs
of a Wayfarer and Schumann’s Dichterliebe with ChatterABQ, as well as opera concerts with the
New Mexico Performing Arts Society. He had numerous performances canceled or postponed
in 2020 due to COVID-19, including Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with Music in the Mountains
in Durango, CO and Dvorak’s Stabat Mater with the Santa Fe Community Orchestra.
Notable past engagements include Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 (Oratorio Society of New York &
Brott Music Festival), Handel’s Messiah (Santa Fe Symphony, Dayton Philharmonic,
Masterwork Chorus, & Worcester Chorus), Berlioz’s Requiem (La Jolla Symphony & Chorus),
Mozart’s Requiem, Bach’s B minor Mass, and U.S. premiere of Juraj Filas’ Oratio Spei –
Requiem (Sacred Music in a Sacred Space), Paul Moravec’s The Blizzard Voices (Oratorio
Society of New York), multiple performances of Mahler’s song cycle Das Lied von der Erde with
ChatterAQB, the world premiere of Gisle Kverndokk’s opera Upon this handful of Earth (a
co-production between Sacred Music in a Sacred Space and the New York Opera Society), his
European debut in Rome singing the Saint Saëns Requiem (Festival Internazionale di Musica e
Arte Sacra), his South American debut in São Paulo singing Mozart’s Missa in C (at Auditório
Ibirapuera), and recitals at King Abdullah University of Science & Technology in Jedda, Saudi