AZO Cast Members & Creatives
Described as “vocally superb” with an “ample” and “rich” baritone voice, Shea Owens is quickly establishing himself as an emerging artist. A versatile performer with “canny stage presence,” he is well-suited for a wide variety of music and roles. This year he has performed with the New York Festival of Song in their "NYFOS Next" concert series and was privileged to appear as a Schwab Rising Vocal Star in their Emerging Artists performances. He was also a featured singer in the Santa Fe Opera 2015 spring tour. He will perform with the New York Festival of Song and Utah Opera later this year.
Mr. Owens has made past appearances at the Santa Fe Opera, Tanglewood Music Center, Wolf Trap Opera, Utah Festival Opera, Utah Lyric Opera, Phoenix Opera, Central City Opera, Utah Opera, and the Utah Symphony. He earned his Bachelor of Music degree from Brigham Young University and his Master of Music degree from Rice University. Awards received include career grants from the Schuyler Foundation for Career Bridges, the Oscarson Discovery Grant Endowment, the Pasadena Opera Guild, and a Second Prize Award in the Gerda Lissner International Vocal Competition.