Schweig! Schweig! - Carl Maria von Weber's Der Freischütz
Aprite un po' quegli occhi - Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro
Possessing a voice described as “robust and resonant” by TheatreMania and deemed a “standout” by Opera Magazine, bass-baritone Tyler Putnam is in demand in a variety of repertoire.
In the 2024 season Tyler Putnam joins Bel Cantanti Opera as Betto in Gianni Schicchi, The Pirate King in Gulf Shore Opera’s production of The Pirates of Penzance, sings Timur in Turandot with Gulf Shore Opera, and returns to Opera på Skäret as Oroveso in Norma. His 2023 engagements included Die Fledermaus at First Coast Opera, Norma at Opera Tampa, Leporello in Don Giovanni at Gulf Shore Opera, an ALT workshop of Living with the Macbeths, Sparafucile and Monterone in Rigoletto with Opera på Skäret in Sweden, and the world premiere of Behold the Man at Opera Las Vegas.
Frequently engaged to sing traditional bass and bass-baritone roles, Tyler has performed Colline in La bohème with Gulfshore Opera, Lakeland Opera, and the Missouri Symphony; Guglielmo in Così fan tutte with St. Petersburg Opera; Sarastro in Die Zauberﬂöte with Salt Marsh Opera; both Agent Ashby and José Castro in La fanciulla del West with Opera Orlando and Opera Omaha; Dulcamara in L’elisir d’amore with The Gulf Coast Symphony; Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro and Alidoro in La Cenerentola with Geneva Light Opera; Crespel in The Tales of Hoﬀmann with Opera Tampa; Masetto/Commendatore in Don Giovanni with Heartbeat Opera; Ceprano in Rigoletto at the Berkshire Opera Festival; Raimondo in Lucia di Lammermoor at New Hampshire’s Opera North; Pistola in Falstaﬀ with Manitoba Opera and le Moine in Don Carlos with Sarasota Opera.
World premieres, operetta and musical theatre further distinguish the broad scope of his abilities as a singer and actor. He was heard as Cox in the world premiere of Penelope Ann’s Revenge by composer Curtis Tucker, a sequel to Arthur Sullivan’s Cox & Box; The Pirate King in The Pirates of Penzance with Opera Tampa, Don Alhambra in The Gondoliers with Winter Opera St. Louis, Dick Deadeye in H.M.S. Pinafore with First Coast Opera, and Frank in Die Fledermaus with Opera Orlando. He received outstanding reviews as Luther Billis in South Paciﬁc at Opera North and St. Petersburg Opera, and Macheath in Weill’s The Threepenny Opera with The Princeton Festival.
An apprentice at The Santa Fe Opera for two seasons, Tyler debuted the role of Kobun in a workshop performance of Mark Campbell and Mason Bates’ The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs, sang Zweiter Soldat in Salome, and originated the role of Thomas in the world premiere of Jennifer Higdon’s Cold Mountain on the main festival stage.
Originally from Chebeague Island, Maine, Tyler Putnam is a graduate of Dartmouth College.