Tenor Senhica Klee, from Denver, CO, has been praised by American and international audiences for his light lyric voice and commanding stage presence. The American Tenor has excelled in repertoire ranging from Mozart, Händel, and Bel Canto to American Contemporary Opera and Golden Age Musical Theatre. Senhica is thrilled to be a part Des Moines Metro Opera’s Summer 2020 Apprentice Artist Program. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, their planned production of Rameau’s Platée was canceled, where Senhica would have covered the roles of Thespis and Mercury. However, Senhica is still very excited to be a part of Des Moines Metro Opera’s Virtual 2020 Season. During the same summer, Klee also joined Opera Steamboat as a Featured Soloist for their Aria-thon Virtual Concert. During Spring 2020, Mr. Klee would have been reprising the role of Lun Tha in Piedmont Opera’s production of Rodgers’ and Hammerstein’s The King and I, under the baton of Maestro James Allbritten. Sadly, this production was canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but Senhica and Piedmont Opera hope to still fulfill this production in the near future. In Summer 2019, Mr. Klee made his debut as an Apprentice Artist with Des Moines Metro Opera where he covered the role of Andres in Berg’s Wozzeck and sang in the Stars of Tomorrow Concert. In Spring 2019, he made his debut with Conductor Scott Betts and the Messiah Choral Society in Grand Junction, CO, singing as the Tenor Soloist for their Easter Concert production of Messiah. In Summer 2018, Tenor Klee returned to Wolf Trap Opera for a second season as a Studio Artist where he made his dual role debut as the High Priest in Mozart’s Idomeneo, under the baton of Maestro Geoffrey McDonald, and as Winston in the Wolf Trap production of Listen, Wilhelmina!, under the baton of Maestro Joseph Li, and also covered Tybalt in the company’s production of Roméo et Juliette. During the same season, Mr. Klee also made his Soloist Debut with the National Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Michael Barrett for the Bernstein at 100: A Celebration Concert Event, which featured other Artists such as Misty Copeland, Tony Yazbeck, and George Takei. In Spring 2018, Tenor Klee also made his debut with the ‘Music At First’ Orchestra & Choirs in Grand Junction, CO, singing as the Tenor Soloist for the company’s chilling Concert production of Theodore Dubois’ Les Sept Paroles du Christ, with Conductor John Howard.
Tenor Klee has also received various awards throughout his career. The young Tenor was nominated for “Best Leading Actor in a Musical” with the Broadway World Awards for his performance as Tony in West Side Story with Inspire Creative, Inc. at the PACE Center in Parker, CO. He has also received numerous honorariums and scholarships from organizations such as the Opera Fort Collins Guild and the Denver Lyric Opera Guild.
This Fall, Senhica Klee joins Virginia Opera as a part of the Herndon Foundation Emerging Artists Program for the 2020-2021 Season. On the Mainstage, Tenor Klee will sing the role of Don Curzio in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, while also covering the role of Don Basilio. Klee will also be covering the roles of Rinuccio and Gherardo in the Mainstage production of Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi.
Tenor Klee received his Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Denver and attended Rice University for Graduate Studies.