"[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
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 www.cincinnatichamberopera.org. 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
Crescendo Summer Institute
(Gargiulo, Strohmeier, Toth)
Marienvespers - Monteverdi
Die Entführung aus dem Serail
Slovak National Theater
Vom Ende der Unschuld
Intl Wiesbadner Maifestspiele
07.2018 (Production Cancelled)
Don Giovanni Estatni Divadlo
Bach Kantata 106
Gesualdo Tenor Soloist
Die Letzte Dinge
Gran Misa (World Premiere)
Distinguished Concerts Intl.
New York, NY, USA music-from-south-america/
Die Schwätzer: Wer wenn nicht wir?
Bach Kantata 153
03.12, 04.12, 08.12.2019
L'Enfance Du Christ
Alte Oper, Frankfurt
Don Quichotte- Telemann Haymarket Opera, Chicago
National Theater of Slovakia