Luke Harnish

Luke Harnish, Headshot

Praised for his “luxuriant baritone,” Luke Harnish is quickly establishing himself as a nuanced performer of opera, oratorio, and recital repertoire. Mr. Harnish was an Apprentice Artist at the Santa Fe Opera this past summer, where he sang the role of Apollo (L’Orfeo) and covered Angelotti (Tosca). Later this year he makes role debuts singing Bartolo (Il barbiere) with Penn Square Opera and Schaunard (La bohème) with Wichita Grand Opera. During the 2022 – 2023 season, Harnish completed a residency with Lyric Opera of Kansas City. There, his roles included Zuniga and Escamillo (cover) in Carmen, Dottore Grenvil in La traviata, and King Melchior in Amahl and the Night Visitors. Earlier in 2023, he sang Raphael in a performance of Haydn’s The Creation with Nashville Symphony Orchestra. In 2022, Harnish was a Studio Artist with Chautauqua Opera, performing the roles of Jailer in Tosca and Henry B in The Mother ofUs All. Previous repertoire highlights include Papageno in Die Zauberflöte and the title role in Eugene Onegin, both with Opera Neo. Mr. Harnish has also performed with Nashville Opera and Opera Kansas, the latter with which he created the roles of Walter Beech and Roy McPhetridge in the World Premiere of Staggerwing. Among his concert credits are Jesus in Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, the title role in Elijah, and the Baritone Soloist in Serenade to Music Harnish was a Finalist in the 2023 Loren L. Zachary National Vocal Competition and a District Winner in the 2022 Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition.