American Tenor James Anderson has enjoyed a career of constant demand in opera houses and concert halls throughout Europe, including Scandinavia and the United Kingdom, the United States, South America and Africa. Anderson was a member of the ensemble at the State Theater in Kassel, Germany, the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Duesseldorf, and for eight 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 just a few of the over 150 opera, operetta and Broadway musical roles.
Highlights of concert appearances include the Tenor Soloist in the following, Beethoven Ninth Symphony at the Philharmonie in Berlin, the Schubert Stabat Mater at the Hotel des Invalides, Paris, 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,
Mr Anderson recorded the role of Christ in Beethoven's Oratorio Christ on the Mount of Olives with Serge Baudo and the Orchestre National de Lyon. Anderson was cast with Ramon Vargas on a Grammy nominated recording of Early Verdi Arias.
Anderson is also to be seen in Zubin Mehta's film rendition of Wagner's Tannhaueser and recently returned to Toulouse, France for performances of Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nuernberg.
In 2004, Anderson relocated to the US and now resides with wife Kate and daughter Cassandra in Brattleboro, Vermont.
In Brattleboro, Jim teaches voice and was the stage director for Puccini's Suor Angelica in his new home town. Anderson, Keelan and Rae performed Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde and again with Keelan, the Britten Serenade for Tenor and Hornwith Victoria Eisen and the Windham Orchestra as well as Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana.
Anderson studies under Margaret Harshaw and Richard Torigi.
Note from Jim: why am i involved.
I'm a story teller. I think stories are how we understand each other no matter where we live or work or play.
In opera, it's wonderful, it's a sung story.
I just love being a part of this.