Aaron Sheppard

Born and raised in St. John’s, Newfoundland, tenor Aaron Sheppard studied opera at McGill University in Montreal, where he received a bachelor of music. He is a past member of the Atelier lyrique, Opéra de Montréal’s young artists training program, and in the fall of 2015, he joins the Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio.

Since discovering opera, Aaron already has several roles to his credit, including Hadji in Lakmé, Pong in Turandot, First Philistine in Samson et Dalila, Kronprinz in Silent Night and Joe’s Brother in Dead Man Walking (Opéra de Montréal); Tamino in Die Zauberflöte and Bonario in Volpone (Opera McGill); Pedrillo in Die Entführung aus dem Serail and Monostatos in Die Zauberflöte (Salzburg Festival Young Singers Project); Ferrando in Così fan tutte (Jeunesses Musicales du Canada ); the title role in Albert Herring and Prince in Rusalka (Opera NUOVA); and Brooklyn Boy in Lillian Alling (Banff Centre). He is also a recent winner of the Western Canada Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.