Karl E. Hedlund, tenor, is an Oklahoma native who has sung a wide variety of roles from opera, operetta, oratorio and musical theater with such companies as Fulton City Theater, Light Opera Oklahoma, Oklahoma City Lyric Theater, Opera in the Ozarks, Tulsa Opera and Yakima Valley Opera. His solo performances include Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, Bernstein's Chichester Psalms, Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass, Hovhanness’ Magnificat, Mozart’s Requiem and Vesperae Solennes, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Schubert’s Mass in A-Flat Major and Mass in G, Schütz's Seven Last Words of Christ, Stainer’s Crucifixion and Vaughan Williams’ Four Hymns. Mr. Hedlund’s credits on the opera stage include Ariadne auf Naxos, La Boheme, Carmen, Don Giovanni, the United States premier of House of the Sun, Little Women, Orphee aux Enfers, Postcard from Morocco, Tales of Hoffman, Il Trovatore and Die Zauberflöte. He has also performed roles from many of the Gilbert and Sullivan classics including H.M.S Pinafore, The Mikado, Pirates of Penzance, Princess Ida and Trial By Jury. His musical theater credits include Aida, Bye Bye Birdie, Cats, The Diary of Adam and Eve, Hello Dolly, Jesus Christ Superstar, Les Miserable, The Man Who Loved Cheese, Titanic, and of course, Oklahoma!
In the Pacific Northwest, Mr. Hedlund has performed as a soloist with the Mid-Columbia Symphony, Mid-Columbia Mastersingers and the Yakima Symphony Orchestra as well as performing in several main-stage productions with Mid-Columbia Musical Theater and behind the scenes as Music Director and Orchestra Conductor for the same.