James Anderson Tenor
American Tenor James Anderson has, for the last two decades, been in constant demand in opera houses and concert halls throughout Europe, including Scandinavia and the United Kingdom, the United States, South America and Africa.
Anderson has been member of the ensemble at the City theater in Kassel, the Deutsche Oper Am Rhein, in Dusseldorf, and for 8 seasons at the National Theater in Munich under the direction of Zubin Mehta.
Mr. Anderson`s opera repertoire is very broad. Performances of leading roles include Rodolfo/La Boheme, Pinkerton/ Madama Butterfly, Alfredo/ La Traviata, Don Jose/ Carmen, Des Grieux/ Manon,Tom / The Rake's Progress, Bacchus/ Ariadne auf Naxos to name some of the over 125 opera, operetta and Broadway musical roles.
Highlights of concert appearances include the Beethoven Ninth Symphony at the Philharmonie in Berlin, Schubert`s Stabat Mater at the Hotel des Invalides, the Verdi Requiem in Dallas, Wagner`s Das Rheingold at the Salle Pleyel in Paris under the direction of Marek Janowski with Eva Marton and James Morris.
During recent seasons, Mr. Anderson has been active in the recording studio, collaborating on Russian opera projects with maestro Rostropovich. Mr Anderson recorded the role of Christ in Beethoven`s Oratorio Christ on the Mount of Olives with Serge Baudo. Most recently Mr. Anderson assisted Ramon Vargas on a recording of early Verdi Arias.
Anderson is also to be seen in Zubin Mehtas film rendition of the Wagner opera Tannhauser staged by David Alden.
Anderson has recently relocated back to the US, now residing with wife Kate and daughter Cassandra in Vermont. Mr. Anderson has recently returned to France for performances of Wagner´s Meistersinger.
Jim teaches Singing for Actors, was an assistant Director for Night at the Opera, contributed direction to the Sound of Music and is one of the summer Broadway Musical Camp Directors at NEYT.