Andrew Stenson studied music at Luther College and received his master’s from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He received first prize in the 2015 Giulio Gari International Vocal Competition and 2016 Gerda Lissner Foundation Competition and was the recipient of a 2011 Sara Tucker Study Grant from the Richard Tucker Foundation. He is a graduate of the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. Mr. Stenson’s 2017-18 season began with his role and company debut with Wexford Festival Opera as Ernesto in Foroni’s Margherita. He also returns to the Lyric Opera of Chicago as Ferrando in Così fan tutte, and makes his company debut with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis in the world premiere of the two-act version of Huang Ruo's An American Soldier, singing the role of Danny Chen. Mr. Stenson is the 2015 recipient of the Richard F. Gold Career Grant from the Shoshana Foundation, a Major Award Winner from Opera Index, second prize winner in the Queen Sonja International Vocal Competition, and second prize winner in the 2015 Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation Competition. He made his San Francisco Symphony debut in the 2012 performances of Handel’s Messiah.