Born and raised in Seattle, tenor Carson Lott has performed with the Byrd Ensemble, Eugene Opera, Inland Northwest Opera, Oregon Bach Festival, the Musicking Conference, Pacific Artists Collective, a touring group of Boston Camerata members, Cabaletta Productions, and Harmonia Orchestra and Chorus.
As a soloist, Carson’s repertoire includes Mozart’s Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, Collegium Regale (Howells), and several Bach cantatas. Roles include the Rooster in Renard (Stravinsky), Paolino in Il matrimonio segreto (Cimarosa), Monaca Seconda and Voce in La beata Imelde (Perti), King Belshazzar in the Play of Daniel, and Ferdinand in Carmen and the Bull. Carson’s solo song repertoire includes Dichterliebe (Schumann), Winter Words (Britten), Let Us Garlands Bring (Finzi), Le Jaloux (Clérambault) and more. Earlier this year, Carson premiered the role of Arthur Owen in Free Men, a new operetta by Oregon composer Ashley Hastings.
As a chorus member, Carson has performed Handel’s Messiah, Roméo et Juliette (Berlioz), Elijah (Mendelssohn), The Little Match Girl Passion (David Lang), the world premiere of The Pashion of Yeshua (Richard Danielpour), Tosca (Puccini), Orfeo ed Eurydice (Gluck), and the Fauré, Mozart, and Verdi Requiems.
Carson holds music degrees from Seattle University the University of Oregon, and can be heard singing regularly with the choirs of Epiphany Parish Seattle where he works as a staff soloist. Later this year, Carson will appear as tenor soloist in Mozart’s Requiem with Harmonia Orchestra and Chorus, and will join the chorus in a period performance of Handel’s Messiah at Epiphany.