Jeremiah Sanders (they/them/he/him) grew up in Marion, Indiana, singing in church choir with their madea. Now, a nationally awarded baritone described as “a hulk … with robust voice and a flair for comedy” by the Herald Times, they eagerly return to the ranks of Minnesota Opera’s Resident Artist Program.
Sanders consistently finds success on the competition circuit and recently won the Kurt Weil Award in the 2023 Lotte Lenya Competition. Previously, Sanders secured district wins with the Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition in Kansas City and Indianapolis, won 1st place in the Opera Ebony Voice Competition, 1st place with the Friends of the Symphony (Lima Symphony Orchestra) Young Artist Competition, and 2nd place with the Indianapolis Matinee Musicale Collegiate Scholarship Competition, and Sanders has been a finalist in several national competitions.
Last season, their roles included Abilene’s Father and Bryce’s Father in Edward Tulane, Mago in Rinaldo, and Hortensius in La fille du régiment. They performed with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Lima Symphony Orchestra, Lakes Area Music Festival, Opera Saratoga, Des Moines Metro Opera, Minnesota Opera, and Union Avenue Opera. Sanders is a doctoral candidate at Indiana University and previously earned a Vocology Certificate and Performer’s Diploma in Voice from IU. Sanders earned a master’s degree in Vocal Performance from Butler University and Bachelor of Arts degree at Manchester University. jeremiahmarcelesanders.com