Luke Harnish (Bass-baritone) – Praised for his “luxuriant baritone,” Luke Harnish is quickly establishing himself as a nuanced performer of opera, oratorio, and recital repertoire. Upcoming engagements include Raphael in a performance of Haydn’s The Creation with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. Later in the year, Mr. Harnish joins Santa Fe Opera as an Apprentice Artist, where he will cover the roles of Angelotti (Tosca) and Apollo (L’Orfeo). A current Resident Artist at Lyric Opera of Kansas City, his roles there have included Zuniga in Carmen, Dottore Grenvil in La Traviata, and King Melchior in Amahl and the Night Visitors.
This past summer, Harnish was a studio artist with Chautauqua Opera, singing the roles of Jailer in Tosca and Henry B in The Mother of Us All. Previous repertoire highlights include Papageno in Die Zauberflöte and the title role in Eugene Onegin, both with Opera Neo. Mr. Harnish has also performed on the stages of Nashville Opera and Opera Kansas, the latter with which he created the roles of Walter Beech and Roy McPhetridge in the World Premiere of Staggerwing. Concert credits include Jesus in Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, the title role in Elijah, and the Baritone Soloist in Serenade to Music. In recital, he has presented full performances of Dichterliebe and Schwanengesang.
Harnish earned degrees from Vanderbilt University and Wichita State University. He is a district winner of the 2022 Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition.