Tyler Putnam

Commissioner/Bonze

Bass Tyler Putnam is quickly gaining international recognition as a young artist of great promise. 2017 engagements include Zuniga CARMEN with Central City Opera and Masetto DON GIOVANNI with Opera Orlando. In 2016 Putnam portrayed José Castro LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST with Opera Omaha, Don Magnifico LA CENERENTOLA with Salt Marsh Opera, Luther Billis SOUTH PACIFIC with St Petersburg Opera and Pistola FALSTAFF with Manitoba Opera.
In 2015 he returned to Santa Fe Opera as an apprentice where he sang the role of Thomas COLD MOUNTAIN and appeared in RIGOLETTO and SALOME. “Tyler Putnam sang with knowing power as the Second Soldier” – Opera Today. He also created the role of Kobun for the workshop of THE (R)EVOLUTION OF STEVE JOBS by Mason Bates which will debut at Santa Fe Opera in 2017. Other roles that season included Bartolo FIGARO 90210 with Dartmouth College, Sarastro THE MAGIC FLUTE with both Raylynmor and Salt Marsh Operas, The Imperial Commissioner MADAMA BUTTERFLY with Salt Marsh Opera, the Monk DON CARLOS with Sarasota Opera and a debut with the Omaha Symphony as the bass soloist in Dvořák’s Stabat Mater and Handel’s Messiah.
In 2014 he covered the role of Rocco FIDELIO at Santa Fe and sang Ceprano RIGOLETTO with Opera Omaha.  He garnered critical reviews as the title role in Carlisle Floyd’s MARKHEIM with Little Opera Theatre of NY.  “Bass Tyler Putnam gave a superb performance in the title role, alternately self-serving, malevolent and tragic.  MARKHEIM is something of a tour de force for bass and Putnam proved more than up to the task” – Opera News. Mr. Putnam also joined Sarasota Opera as a Studio Artist covering Ferrando IL TROVATORE, Don Basilio THE BARBER OF SEVILLE and the Papal Legate in Verdi’s JERUSALEM.  Mr. Putnam ventured into the New York “indie opera” scene singing the role of Mr. B in Yoav Gal’s new opera THE DWARF directed by Doug Fitch.

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