Tenor Randall Outland’s talents as a singer/actor led to his engagements in leading roles in major opera houses in Europe, in Scandinavia, Israel, and in North and South America. His operatic repertoire spans the history of opera, from the works of Monteverdi, Handel and Mozart to the twentieth century works of Richard Strauss, Hans Werner Henze, Leos Janácêk and Benjamin Britten. Mr. Outland has sung twenty-six roles in thirty-four different productions. He has collaborated with world–renowned conductors, and his stage experience has included work with the most notable stage directors of his time. He has shared the stage with many of the world’s finest singers. Critics have lauded Randall Outland as “a tenor with warm timbre and dramatic appeal” (OPERA), “a tenor with an extraordinarily beautiful voice” (OPER und KONZERT) who “astounded with his easily produced tenor full of expression” (KÖLNER STADT-ANZEIGER).
Randall Outland has performed oratorio and concerts extensively in the United States and Europe. Venues have included the Beethovenhalle in Bonn, Germany as tenor soloist in Beethoven’s 9th Symphony; the Oslo Mozart Festival in Oslo, Norway singing the Mozart Requiem; the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center singing the tenor soli in Mozart’s Große Messe with Robert Shaw conducting; and in Boston, the American premiere of Requiem by Swiss composer, Frank Martin, with the John Oliver Chorale. Mr. Outland has performed literature spanning the works of Bach, Handel and Mozart to the 20th century works of Britten, Janácêk, Ramírez and Stravinsky. He continues to explore traditional and modern oratorio and concert repertoire, and has performed locally with the Asheville Symphony Chorus and the Asheville Choral Society, as well as multiple performances with the Symphony of the Mountains in Kingsport, Tennessee.
Early in his career, Mr. Outland was invited to attend the Franz Schubert Institute in Baden bei Wien, Austria. In this seven week long course concentrating on the Interpretation and Performance of the German Lied, the tenor coached German Lied repertoire with Hans Hotter, Brigitte Fassbaender, Elly Ameling, Jörg Demus, Erik Werba, and Irmgard Seefried, as well as German Romantic literature with Max Deen Larsen, scholar and founder of the Franz Schubert Institute. On the recommendation of these renowned artists, Mr. Outland was awarded the Second Prize for Excellence in the Interpretation and Performance of the German Lied, and was featured in a live recital broadcast over Austrian National Radio.
From 1995 to 2013 Randall Outland was a member of the voice faculty at the Mariam Cannon Hayes School of Music of Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. His students are performing professionally in opera and oratorio, winning national and international auditions, have been accepted into prestigious graduate programs across the United States, as well as gaining employment as excellent music teachers and accomplished music therapists throughout the nation.
Since its inception, Mr. Outland has been a member of the faculty at the Academy for the Arts.
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