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Praised as “compelling and splendid”, tenor Carl Rosenthal has excelled in a wide range of roles, from Mozart heroes Tamino in Die Zauberflöte and Ferrando in Così fan Tutte to the more dramatic leading parts of Don José in Carmen and Rodolfo in La Bohème

Other favorite roles include Alfredo in La Traviata, Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi, Ruggero in La Rondine, Vaudemont in Tchaikovsky's Iolanta, Prince Charming in Viardot's Cendrillon, and Gonzalve in Ravel's L'heure Espagnole

In the past few years, he has performed with several professional regional companies, including MIOpera (IL), Loudoun Lyric Opera (VA), MassOpera (MA), Franklin Light Opera (TN), Random Opera Company (UK), and at Young Artist training grounds, including Aspen Music Festival (CO), Opera in the Ozarks (AR), Prague Summer Nights Festival (CZ) and Russian Opera Workshop (PA). 

Rosenthal spent the 2022-23 season at Dayton Opera as Resident Tenor, where he sang Froh in Das Rheingold and King Kaspar in Amahl and the Night Visitors on the mainstage of the city's gorgeous Schuster Center. In addition to this, he sang Nemorino in a touring production of The Elixir of Love  and performed as a soloist with the Dayton Philharmonic in several concerts, including Handel's Messiah, Mozart's "Organ Solo" Missa Brevis, and the orchestra's immensely popular Magic Carpet concert series for Dayton's youth. 

Rosenthal will return to his post at Dayton Opera for the 2023-24 season, where he will appear as Pirelli in Sweeney Todd and Spoletta in Tosca, along with many other concerts and touring productions. 


Rosenthal holds a Master of Music degree from Indiana University's prestigious Jacobs School of Music, where he studied with renowned soprano Carol Vaness and performed several roles, including the Celebrant in Bernstein's MASS, Le Chevalier de la Force in Dialogues of the Carmelites, and the Third Esquire in Wagner's Parsifal (singing opposite Metropolitan Opera stars Mark Delavan and Kristinn Sigmundson). 

Awards and Scholarships include the Albert Rees Davis award in the Cleveland Singers' Club competition and the Georgina Joshi International Fellowship. 

Originally from Arlington, Virginia, Rosenthal earned a Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University and worked as a mathematics teacher in New York City before pursuing a career in classical music.

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