“relaxed and debonair… with a silky voice and suave confidence” – Claire Seymour, Opera today
“Up-and-coming tenor Blake Morgan gave a rich and expressive performance” and “his phrasing had an almost meditative quality” – The Daily Page, Madison, WI
Blake Morgan enjoys an international career that spans the worlds of early music, oratorio, opera, musical theater, jazz, and contemporary music. Past seasons have included performances as tenor soloist in Bach’s St. John Passion, Handel’s Messiah, Bach’s Magnificat, Janácek’s Diary of One Who Disappeared, and Vaughan Williams’ On Wenlock Edge. Operatic roles include Tamino in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte and Pish-Tush in Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado. Blake’s voice is particularly at home in the early music setting, and he has earned attention for his clarion tone in recent recitals with theorbo and harpsichord, as well as on recordings with the internationally-acclaimed period orchestra The Academy of Ancient Music.
Blake currently tours and records with the chart-topping chamber octet VOCES8, based in London. Prior to his move to the United Kingdom, Blake was a member of the GRAMMY®-award-winning vocal ensemble Chanticleer, also having previously been a member of the Minneapolis-based men’s group Cantus. Mr. Morgan performed with the chamber choir, Conspirare during the group’s 2014/15 GRAMMY® award winning season. Future recording projects include a series of choral discs for the Decca Classics label with VOCES8.
Highlights of past seasons include European performances at the Mito Festival Italy, Thüringer Bachwochen Germany, at the Paris Philharmonie and Brussels Bozar, a Christmas tour to China and Japan (including performances in Oji Hall and Tokyo Opera City), and tours to New Zealand and Australia (Sydney Opera House). With VOCES8, he travels to the USA at least twice a year, with concerts and residencies all across the country.
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