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"[Mlynek showed] seamless mastery of vocal technique" - Opera Slovakia
"Stunning Tenor"- Chicago Classical Review
"Clear and projected with power to overcome the large forces behind....a winning performance on all accounts"
 - New York Concert Review Inc.
"Shawn Mlynek was an even more spontaneous Pedrillo who's colorful, lyrical tenor seemed to cope with the technical hardship of the part"                      -OperaPlus
"The role of Basilio, the poor shepherd, was taken by the sweet-voiced tenor Shawn Mlynek."
- Chicago Tribune
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Praised for his “Clear and projected” voice (New York Concert Review), “Dramatically Handsome” looks  (ToledOvations) as well as his "Stunning" and "Shimmering" sound (Chicago Concert Review and Giesserner Allgemeine respectively), American Tenor Shawn Mlynek has been gaining attention both nationally and internationally as an “Upcoming Star Singer.”  (Nocturnes in the City, Toronto)

Recent worldwide debuts include: Carnegie Hall, Slovak National Theater, Lincoln Center's David Gaffin Hall, Internationale Maifestspiele Wiesbaden, Stadttheater Giessen, Teatro Principal de Burgos (Spain), Dallas Chamber Symphony, Bach Orchester Stuttgart, Haymarket Opera Company, Toronto’s ‘Nocturnes in the City’ concert series, Opera Fayetteville, the Cincinnati Early Music Festival, Indianapolis Opera, Utah Festival Opera, Trinity International Concert Choir, St Croix Landmarks Society (Virgin Islands), and Cincinnati Chamber Opera. 

Mr. Mlynek recently was named a winner in the Komitas International Competition in Berlin, the Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg Competition, and was awarded a competitive Pittsburgh Concert Society Wickline Seamen Grant. He has won awards in the Czech and Slovak International Competition, the Shirley Rabb Winston Competition (NSAL), and the Harold Haugh Light Opera Competition.  Mlynek has been named a national/international finalist in many competitions including the John Kerr Award, Frank Huntington Beebe Fund Auditions, Kate Neal Kinley Auditions, Bethlehem Bach Competition, and a semi-finalist in the William C. Byrd Young Artist Competition, Palm Beach Opera Competition, the Sarasota Artist Guild Competition, and the Concorso Lirico Competition.

Mlynek is very proud of his Czech heritage and works to promote the music of Czech/Slovak composers. 

He holds a B.F.A from Carnegie Mellon University and a Masters degree from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM).

In addition to his work as a singer, Mlynek also has co-founded and served as Artistic Director for Ohio-based Cincinnati Chamber Opera for its first four seasons.  He currently serves as Artistic Consultant for the company.  For more information, visit  He has also founded the world's first professional Christian opera company, operCHRISTUS, and currently serves as General and Artistic Director of the organization.

Bella porta di rubini
5 Canti all'antica- Respighi
Music at St. Giles', Edinburgh, Scotland

Lamento l'Egisto

L'Egisto- Cavalli

Crescendo Summer Institute

Faculty Performance

Tokaj, Hungary 

(Gargiulo, Strohmeier, Toth)

Nigra Sum

Marienvespers - Monteverdi 

ERF Studios

Wetzlar, Germany




Die Entführung aus dem Serail
             Slovak National Theater

             Bratislava, SK


             Tenor Soloist
             Mozart Requiem
             Carnegie Hall

             NYC, USA


30.05, 31.05.2018

             Vom Ende der Unschuld
Intl Wiesbadner Maifestspiele

             Wiesbaden, DE


07.2018  (Production Cancelled)

            Don Ottavio            

            Don Giovanni                                         Estatni Divadlo

            Prague, CZ

Tenor Soloist
           Bach Kantata 106  
           Stadttheater Giessen

          Gesualdo Tenor Soloist
           Mala Vita
           Stadttheater Giessen

             Tenor Soloist

             The Messiah
             Frankenberg, DE

           Tenor Soloist
           Die Letzte Dinge
           Cantorei Limburg

           Limburg, DE

           Minister 1
           Alp Arslan
           Stadttheater Gießen

           Gießen, DE


           Tenor Soloist
           Gran Misa (World Premiere)
           Carnegie Hall 

           Distinguished Concerts Intl.

           New York, NY, USA music-from-south-america/



         Die Schwätzer: Wer wenn nicht wir?

         Stadttheater Gießen

         Gießen, DE

          Tenor Soloist

          Bach Kantata 153

          Nelson Messe


          Frankenberg, DE

03.12, 04.12, 08.12.2019

          Un Centurion

         L'Enfance Du Christ

         Alte Oper, Frankfurt

         Stadttheater Gießen

         Frankfurt/Gießen, DE


       (Production Cancelled)

        High Priest


        Stadttheater Gießen

        Gießen, DE



Neil Dalrymple, Manager

Music International, London

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