Craig Hanson, tenor, is heard widely in recital, oratorio, musical theater, chamber opera, and contemporary music programs. He received a Masters degree from New England Conservatory in 1993. From Longy School of Music he was awarded a performance diploma in Opera in 1997. He was a participant in Tanglewood Music Center’s vocal program in the summer of 1993.
Mr. Hanson has performed with the Neponset Choral Society, the Concord Chorus, the Masterworks Chorale, the Paul Madore Chorale, and the Greater New Bedford Choral Society. In addition, he has been a featured soloist with the Concert Singers of Greater Lynn, Boston Bach Ensemble, the Seraphim Singers, the Longy Chamber Orchestra, the Fine Arts Chorale, Chorus Pro Musica, and the Providence Singers.
In Europe, he has appeared on Italian national television performing with Opera Lirica a Orvieto in Porto Ercole. He has sung various leading roles, including King Kaspar in Amahl and the Night Visitors with the Rhode Island Philharmonic and Granite State Opera, Geoffrey Wilder in Cellier’s Dorothy with the Royal Victorian Opera Company, Tinca in Puccini’s Tabarro with Opera at Longy, Nanki-Poo in The Mikado with Salisbury Lyric Opera and Grosvenor in Patience with MIT’s Gilbert and Sullivan Players.
In January 1999, Mr. Hanson made his debut in the premiere recording of Douglas Allanbrook’s opera Ethan Frome with Eliot House Opera, which will soon be released on the Mapleshade recording label. In Fall 2000, he sang the role of Frederic in Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance with the Savoyard Light Opera Company in Carlisle, Massachusetts. Upcoming appearances include Britten’s Company of Heaven at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Harvard Square and with the Back Bay Chorale. He will be performing with Longwood Opera singing the title role in Mozart’s Impresario.