Tenor Stanford Olsen, who made his Metropolitan Opera debut on an hour’s notice as Arturo in I Puritani opposite the legendary soprano Dame Joan Sutherland, has fulfilled his initial promise as one of the world’s outstanding artists. Stanford Olsen has performed more than 160 times with New York’s Metropolitan Opera. Acclaimed for his performances of the leading tenor roles in the operas of Mozart, Rossini, Donizetti, and Bellini, Olsen enjoys an international reputation as a Mozartean of style and elegance, cited by The New York Times in 1990 in an article titled “A Golden Age of Mozart Tenors.” Highly regarded for his interpretations of the bel canto roles of Nemorino, Almaviva, and Arturo, Olsen has been heard in this repertoire throughout the world at venues such as the Metropolitan Opera, Olsen has performed with La Scala, Netherlands Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Théâtre du Châtelet, Australian Opera, Brussels’ La Monnaie, Madrid’s Teatro la Zarzuela, San Francisco Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Santa Fe Opera, and the Opera Company of Philadelphia, among others. His recording of the fiendishly difficult role of Argirio in Rossini’s Tancredi (Naxos/Alberto Zedda) netted a GRAMMY nomination. A sought-after clinician and adjudicator, Stanford Olsen has been a frequent judge for the Metropolitan Opera’s National Council Auditions.