Eric performed in Michelangelo Sonnets for MIF13. For more information, please visit the event page by following the link in the left hand panel.
Acclaimed for his commanding stage presence and inventive artistry, American bass-baritone Eric Owens has carved a unique place in the opera world as both a champion of new music and a powerful interpreter of classic works. Called 'consistently charismatic, theatrically and vocally' by New York Magazine and 'absolutely remarkable' by the Philadelphia Inquirer, Owens is equally at home in concert, recital and opera performances, bringing his powerful poise, expansive voice, and instinctive acting faculties to stages around the globe.
Owens received great critical acclaim for portraying the title role in the world premiere of Elliot Goldenthal’s Grendel with the Los Angeles Opera, and again at the Lincoln Center Festival, in a production directed and designed by Julie Taymor. Last season, the New Yorker’s Alex Ross raved, 'Owens's portrayal [of Alberich in Das Rheingold] is so richly layered that it may become part of the history of the work.'
Eric also enjoys a close association with John Adams, and was featured on the September 2008 Nonesuch Records release of the composer’s A Flowering Tree. He also performed the role of Leslie Groves in Adams's Doctor Atomic, at the San Francisco Opera world premiere and at the Metropolitan Opera, the recording of which won a Grammy.