Andrew Stenson is making his HGO debut. He is a graduate of the Metropolitan Opera's Lindemann Young Artists Program. In addition to singing many of the standard lyric tenor roles, Stenson has created leading characters in two important world premieres. He left an indelible impression as Danny Chen in An American Soldier with Opera Theater of St. Louis and as Gen Watanabe in Bel Canto with Lyric Opera of Chicago, where he returned to sing Ferrando in Così fan tutte. Stenson has sung such roles as Candide, Tamino in The Magic Flute, Ernesto in Don Pasquale, Tonio in La fille du régiment, Almaviva in The Barber of Seville, and Sprink in Silent Night with the opera companies of Seattle, Minnesota, Dallas, Utah, Palm Beach, Arizona, and Washington National Opera. In Europe, he has sung with the Glyndebourne Festival, Wexford Festival, and the opera companies of Toulouse and Bordeaux. Stenson is in demand as a soloist in the concert and oratorio repertoires, having appeared with the symphonies of San Francisco, Philadelphia, Seattle, Kansas City, and the Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival. He has won top prizes in several major vocal competitions. During the pandemic, he participated in several virtual productions with Seattle Opera, including The Elixir of Love, Don Giovanni, and Tosca, as well as in a solo recital.