Ian Sherwood


Voice type






Current studies

Master Specialized Music Performance – Opera

Vocal coach

Daniel Gloger

A man with a beard stands in front of a grey background and looks into the camera with a smile.

Former musical studies

  • Kontaktstudium, HMDK Stuttgart, Frau Sylvia Koncza, 2022
  • Private Studies, Mr. Bernardo Villalobos, 2022
  • Private Studies, Dr. Mariane Lemieux Wottrich, Fargo, USA 2019–2021
  • Private Studies, Frau Elena Kerl, Rorup/DE, 2017–2019
  • Bachelor of Music, Vocal Performance, Challey School of Music, North Dakota State University, Fargo/USA, Dr. Robert Jones, 2012–2017


Performed operas:

  • 2021: «Marco», Gianni Schicchi, Puccini, Berlin Opera Academy
  • 2021: «Eisenstein», Die Fledermaus, Strauss, Berlin Opera Academy
  • 2017: «Basilio», Le Nozze di Figaro, Mozart, Challey School of Music
  • 2016: «Ralph Rackstraw», HMS Pinafore, Gilbert+Sullivan, Challey School of Music
  • 2016: «King Kaspar», Amahl and the Night Visitors, Menotti, Challey School of Music
  • 2015: «Francis Flute», A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Britten, Challey School of Music
  • 2014: «Gerardo», Gianni Schicchi, Puccini, Challey School of Music

Most important projects/concerts:

  • 2015/2016: The Messiah, Tenor Soloist, Händel, Challey School of Music


  • 2022: Kirsten Flagstad Memorial Masterclass, Prof. Turid Karlsen, Melbu/Norway

Interview: Three questions to Ian Sherwood

Why are you studying opera?

I chose to pursue opera because I found it to be the most challenging form of artistic expression. It is extremely satisfying when I feel that I successfully open myself up to this form of expression on and off the stage.

What was your first encounter with opera?

My first experience with opera was when I was 17 years old singing in the chorus of ‘Die Zauberflöte’. It was super boring and it didn’t bring me much joy. 

Which is your favourite opera and why? 

At the moment, my favorite opera is ‘The Rakes Progress’. Its full of interesting and beautiful music, and it’s a role that I hope to sing one day.