John Aler, tenor
The American singer John Aler has been singled out as one of the most acclaimed lyric tenors on the international stage. A consummate soloist, he performs often with such orchestras as the New York Philharmonic, Cleveland and Philadelphia Orchestras, the Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco Symphonies, as well as major orchestras in Europe, with such conductors as Barenboim, Dutoit, Masur, Melita, Norrington, Ozawa, Previn, Rattle, Salonen, Slatkin and Zinman. He has performed with most of the major opera companies and opera houses in Europe including the Royal Opera at Covent Garden, Glyndebourne, Deutsche Oper, Vienna, Munich, Salzburg, Hamburg, Geneva, Madrid, Lyon and Brussels, as well as New York City Opera and the opera houses of St Louis, Santa Fe, Washington DC and Baltimore in the United States. He has made over fifty recordings for many major recording labels, and is featured on two 1994 GRAMMY®®-winning recordings: Handel’s Semele, with the English Chamber Orchestra, John Nelson and an all-star cast for DGG, winner of the GRAMMY® Award for Best Opera Recording; and Bartók’s The Wooden Prince and Cantata Profana, with Pierre Boulez and the Chicago Symphony, for the same company, winner of Best Classical Album. In 1985, he was awarded a GRAMMY® for Best Classical Vocal Soloist for his participation in the Telarc recording of the Berlioz Requiem with Robert Shaw and the Atlanta Symphony.