A native of Wabash, Indiana, tenor Wesley Dunnagan is excited to returns to SBLO as Don Ottavio in Mozart's Don Giovanni. Previous performances with the company include, Arturo in Lucia di Lammermoor by Donizetti, and the Witch in Hansel and Gretel by Humperdinck.
Performance highlights include operas Falstaff (Dr. Caius), Così fan tutte (Ferrando), Gianni Schicchi (Rinuccio), as well as oratorio solo appearances in Mendelssohn’s Elijah with Nathan Gunn in the title role, the Evangelist and tenor soloist in Bach’s Passions, Handel’s Messiah, La resurrezione, and Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day, Mozart’s Vesperae solennes de confessore, Coronation Mass and Grosse Messe, Haydn’s Nelsonmesse, and Beethoven’s Mass in C. He holds degrees in German Studies and Music from Stanford University, and a Master of Sacred Music from the University of Notre Dame. Wesley has completed his Doctor of Musical Arts in spring 2019 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he was a Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellow in Italian.
Wesley is an assistant professor of music at Fort Lewis College in Colorado.