John Fowler

Board Member

John Fowler - OES Executive and Artistic Director

John Fowler enjoyed a 30-year career as an international operatic tenor, performing title roles at most of the world's premier opera houses, including New York's Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Vienna Staatsoper, Austria, Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, Germany, Opernhaus Zürich, Switzerland, Opéra de Nice, France, Théâtre du Châtelet Paris, France, Hamburgische Staatsoper, Hamburg, Germany, Frankfurter Oper, Frankfurt, Germany, Oper Köln, Köln, Germany, Opéra Royal de Wallonie, Liège, Belgium, Gran Teatre de Liceu, Barcelona, Spain, Teatro Real, Madrid, Spain and Opera Nacional de Sao Carlos Lisbon, Portugal. Mr. Fowler was awarded an Emmy for his portrayal of Rodolfo in Puccini's La Bohème as part of PBS's Live From Lincoln Center television series, a role he has sung over 300 times on major operatic stages worldwide.

Most recently students of his have won Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and been awarded prizes at The Gerda Lissner International Vocal Competition, The Nico Castel International Vocal Competition, The Hefner Williams Vocal Competition, The Leontyne Price International Vocal Competition and the Charles A. Lynam Vocal Competition. Others hold or have held positions at young artist programs such as Washington National Opera's Domingo-Cafritz Program, Merola San Francisco, Cincinnati Opera and Glimmerglass Opera


Production Role
I Pagliacci Director
Gianni Schicchi Director
La Bohème Director
La Bohème 2012 Director