Heath Huberg, tenor
Rising tenor Heath Huberg, praised for his “sweet-toned lyricism” (San Francisco Chronicle), is thrilled to be singing on some of America’s premier opera stages. His recent engagements have included some of the finest young artist training programs in the world, such as the Merola Opera Program in San Francisco, where he sang Almaviva in Il barbiere di Sivigla; the Santa Fe Opera, in world premiere performances of Life is a Dream; Sarasota Opera, Utah Symphony and Opera, and Des Moines Metro Opera.
Mr. Huberg has been fortunate to sing with Sarasota Opera since 2010. As a studio artist, his roles included Beppe in Pagliacci, Delil in Giovanna D'Arco, the Prior of Milan in I Lombardi alla prima crociata, and Giles Corey in The Crucible. As a replacement, he sang performances of Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, where he “won long and rapturous applause” (Palm Beach Arts Paper) for his performance. Huberg was last seen as a principal artist on Sarasota Opera’s stage in 2012 as Cassio in Otello and Remendado in Carmen.
Some of Mr. Huberg’s other recent engagements include tenor soloist in Handel’s Messiah (Utah Symphony & Simpson College Concert Series), Leonard Bernstein’s Mass (Utah Symphony), and Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly (Dubuque Symphony Orchestra).
Mr. Huberg’s upcoming 2012 artistic ventures will include his debuts with Opera Southwest as Iago in Rossini’s Otello, and as a featured soloist with Opera Omaha and the Omaha Symphony in their annual Choral Collaborative. In 2013, Mr. Huberg will rejoin Sarasota Opera to perform Nadir in Les pêcheurs de perles.
Huberg holds a Bachelor of Music from Simpson College in Iowa and Master of Music from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, where he graduated with honors. He was a 2008 Metropolitan Opera National Council Rocky Mountain Regional Finalist, and 2010 recipient of the Gunther & Ilsa Kern Artist Grant at Sarasota Opera.