Andrew Stenson, who makes his San Francisco Symphony debut with these concerts, studied music at Luther College and received his master’s degree from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He received the D. Gramm Memorial Award as a Young Artist with the Santa Fe Opera in 2009, and was a regional finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions the following year. Mr. Stenson began the 2011-12 season as Le Remendado in Carmen with the Seattle Opera, where he also made his role debut as Orphée in Orphée et Euridice, performed the title role in Werther, and appeared as Ernesto in Don Pasquale. Also last season, Mr. Stenson made his Metropolitan Opera debut as a Quartet Singer in The Enchanted Island, and made his role debut as Cassio in the Knoxville Opera’s Otello. This past summer, he joined the San Francisco Opera’s Merola Program for Argento’s Postcard from Morocco. Mr. Stenson’s 2012-13 season includes an appearance as an Esquire in Parsifal for the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, and a debut with the Glyndebourne Festival Opera as Brighella in a new production of Ariadne auf Naxos. Mr. Stenson is the recipient of a 2011 Sara Tucker Study Grant from the Richard Tucker Foundation. Andrew Stenson appears at these performances with the cooperation of The Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artist Development Program.