Assistant Professor
School of Music


American baritone Ian Greenlaw’s compelling vocalism has brought him to center stage of opera companies and orchestras on both sides of the Atlantic. Career highlights include his Metropolitan Opera debut as the Theater Manager in Poulenc’s Les mamelles de Tirésias, furthered by other roles at the Metropolitan, including Moralès in Carmen, Fléville in Andrea Chénier, and Harlekin in Ariadne auf Naxos. Ian Greenlaw made his Teatro alla Scala debut as Winston Smith in the operatic adaption of George Orwell’s 1984, composed and conducted by Lorin Maazel. He has performed a wealth of principal roles with companies such as Lyric Opera of Chicago, Chicago Opera Theater, Pittsburgh Opera, Kentucky Opera, Michigan Opera Theater, Opera Colorado, Central City Opera and Opera Theatre of St. Louis. A gifted concert artist, Ian Greenlaw has been a soloist with the New York Philharmonic, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Dallas Symphony, the National Symphony Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra in such works as Orff’s Carmina Burana, Brahms' Ein deutsches Requiem, Rodrigo’s Ausencias de Dulcinea, Britten’s War Requiem, and Bartòk’s Cantata Profana. Dr. Greenlaw is a vocal instructor at the Interlochen Center for the Arts during its summer vocal arts program and is the Director of Opera Theater at Millikin University.