Tenor John Mauldin, whose career encompasses opera, oratorio and concert performances throughout the Northwest as well as Canada and Hawaii, has been Praised by the Salt Lake Tribune for his“…polished technique…” and his “…appealingly light, flexible tenor…” voice.
A lover of the art of the Oratorio, Mr. Mauldin has many to his credit including Bach’s Magnificat and Johannespassion (tenor soloist, Evangalist), Beethoven’s 9th Symphony and Mass in C, Britten’s Serenade for Tenor and Horn, Gounod’s St Cecelia Mass, Handel’s Messiah and Judas Macabeus, Mozart’s Requiem, Rachmoninov’s Vespers and Schubert’s Mass in G, among others. The most recent additions to this list include Die Geburt Christi by Austrian composer Heinrich Herzogenberg and Voices of Light composed by Richard Einhorn and performed with the showing of the silent film, The Passion of Joan of Arc. The tenor has appeared as soloist with such fine orchestras and ensembles as the Honolulu Symphony, Pheonix Bach Choir, Vancouver Symphony, Victoria Symphony, and on the stages of Glinka Hall in St. Petersburg, and the Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow.
Equally at home on the Opera, Operetta, and Musical Theater stages, roles include Alfredo in La Traviata, Tamino in Die Zauberflöte, Belmonte in Abduction from the Seraglio, Scipione in Il sogno di Scipione, Camille and St. Brioche in Merry Widow, Luiz and Marco in the Gondoliers, Nankipoo in the Mikado, Archibald in The Secret Garden, and Sparky in Forever Plaid.
Mr. Mauldin has also been active in many other aspects of music and opera, including a year at his Alma Mater, Utah State University as Director of Opera and the Opera Workshop. While there, registered students in the Workshop nearly doubled. The shows produced were well received by faculty and public alike. Three operas were staged that year: Seymour Barab’s A Game of Chance, Arthur Sullivan’s Cox and Box (double bill) and G&S’ Gondoliers, in which he also performed “Marco.” He also served as interim chorus master for Opera Idaho and again grew the ranks and received rave reviews from audience and chorus members.
In February of 2008 Mr. Mauldin accepted a position with the World-Renowned Sun Valley Resort as their Director of Entertainment, which he held for 5 years. He was responsible for booking and producing entertainment for the many music venues at the resort including the new, state-of-the-art, Sun Valley Pavilion, a multi-million dollar 1500 seat outdoor venue that has gained national acclaim for its architectural beauty and acoustic qualities.
Recent performances include “Archibald Craven” in St. Thomas Playhouse’s production of The Secret Garden, producer and soloist in Sun Valley Resort’s 5th annual Classical Christmas Concert, Tenor soloist with Craig Jessop’s offering of Orff’s Carmina Burana, the Boise Philharmonic’s presentation of the same, a 7th straight season as “Sparky” in Sun Valley Resort’s production of Forever Plaid and his debut in the role of “Stage Manager” in Ned Rorem’s adaptation of Thornton Wilder’s classic play, Our Town, with Opera Idaho. Of this performance, the Idaho Statesman stated “…[he] sang the role with ease — proving he’s an artist at the top of his game.”
Mr. Mauldin has both his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees and is currently working on finishing the requirements for a Doctorate of Musical Arts from Arizona State University.