American tenor, Grant Knox is enjoying a varied career in opera, musical theater, concert and recital. He has appeared with the Cincinnati Opera, Atlanta Opera, Chicago Opera Theater, Chautauqua Opera, Tri-Cities Opera, Ohio Light Opera, Lyric Opera Atlanta, Rochester Lyric Opera, and with Maestro Lorin Maazel’s Castleton Opera Festival. Equally at home in concert repertoire, Knox has been engaged by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Illinois Philharmonic, Cobb Symphony, Binghamton Philharmonic, Peninsula Music Festival, Bach Ensemble of Cincinnati, Rochester Oratorio Society and in recital at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
As a proponent of new American music, Knox worked with composers Libby Larsen, John Musto and Jake Heggie as a Stern Fellow at the SongFest Festival in Los Angeles. He was chosen as one of six singers to participate in the pilot season of the Fall Island Vocal Arts Festival, celebrating song repertoire in English and led by American mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe. Recently, Knox sang the world premiere performances of Nico Muhly’s The Unknown Room, Three Songs for Tenor and Violin, for the Constella Festival of Music in Cincinnati. Upcoming engagements include a concert version of Aida with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Robert Spano, Trial by Jury with the Rochester Lyric Opera, and a performance of William Bolcom’s Canciones de Lorca with the Furman Symphony Orchestra this February.
As a recording artist, he can be heard on the complete cast recordings of Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Grand Duke and The Sorcerer, Offenbach’s The Brigands, Romberg’s Maytime, and Kalman’s The Carnival Fairy, all released on the Albany Records label. Dr. Knox is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music (BM, MM) and Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music (DM). He is proud member of the Opera Producers Group at the John Duffy Institute (Virginia Arts Festival). Before coming to Furman, Dr. Knox served as the Neyer Family Endowed Professor of Music at Northern Kentucky University.