Ganson Salmon - Biography
Noted by the New York Times as a "dashing lyric tenor", Ganson Salmon has gained recognition for his "powerful and nuanced" performances in New York City.
This season, Salmon returns to Sarasota Opera to cover the Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto and Romeo in Romeo et Juliette. Most recently, he performed as Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi with the Tel Aviv Summer Opera, and Rodolfo in La bohème with the Algonquin Arts Theatre in New Jersey. He also returned to Indiana for special performances of Beethoven's 9th Symphony with the Ball State Symphony Orchestra.
Last season, Salmon joined Sarasota Opera to sing Pong in Turandot, First Armored Man and Second Priest in The Magic Flute, and to cover Beppe in Donizetti's Rita. In summer 2018, Salmon returned to Pittsburgh Festival Opera for Rodolfo in La bohème. In the 2017-18 season, he performed as Tom Rakewell in The Rake's Progress and as Roderick Usher in Philip Glass' The Fall of the House of Usher with Mannes Opera, and performed Dichterliebe at The Consulate of Germany in NYC. While at Mannes, Salmon also appeared as Anatol in Vanessa.
In his hometown, with Indianapolis Opera in 2016, Salmon made his mainstage debut as Mr. Rushworth in the American premiere of Jonathan Dove's Mansfield Park, and sang in concerts previewing the world premiere of Richard Clark's Happy Birthday Wanda June.
An Italian art song devotee, Salmon was a New York finalist of the 2016 International Tosti Competition in Ortona, Italy. Summer of 2017 found him in Novafeltria, Italy where he appeared in concerts with Classic Lyric Arts, and returning to Ortona where he studied closely with Rolando Panerai.
His other operatic credits include Rodolfo in La bohème and Don José in La Tragédie de Carmen with Ball State Opera Theater, the Mayor in Albert Herring and Oronte in Alcina with Napa Valley Music Festival.
Mr. Salmon completed the graduate voice performance program at Mannes School of Music. He earned his undergraduate degree at Ball State University in Indiana.