Written and interviewed by AVA Administrative Associate Stephen Trygar
The Meet the New Resident Artists! Blog Series is a sequence of Q&As designed for you to get to know our new artists. Today, we invite you to learn about our new tenor, Luke Norvell! Mr. Norvell comes to us from The Master’s University in Santa Clarita, California. He has performed a variety of different roles, such as Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus and Alfredo in La traviata at Clyde Opera Group, King Kaspar from Amahl and the Night Visitors and Prince Charming in Cinderella at Lyric Opera of Orange County and Fenton in Falstaff at Puget Sound Concert Opera. For a full list of Mr. Norvell’s previous roles, visit his biography on the AVA website!
Tell us a little bit about yourself!
“I am a tenor for Tacoma, WA and earned my Bachelor of Music from The Master’s University in Santa Clarita, CA. I am a diehard Seahawks, Mariners, and Kraken fan.”
What has been your favorite role to perform?
“Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus. I’ve performed it in two productions and it is one I would love to continue revisiting. It is a light-comedic role with hilarious moments and some beautiful vocal lines.”
What is your dream role?
“I have dozens of dream roles, but Dick Johnson in La Fanciulla de West is at the top.”
What made you want to get involved in opera?
“I sang Jean Valjean in a high school production of Les Misérables and learned the disciplines of studying and performing a role on stage. I fell in love with the process of doing so. Since my voice was more classically trained, and I had an appreciation for opera, I wanted to apply those disciplines to operatic roles.”
Tell us something interesting about yourself!
“I played baseball throughout high school and was offered to play at several colleges, but I decided to devote my time to studying music instead.”