Baritone Sean Stanton is the recipient of the Lola Fletcher Award from the American Opera Society. On the competition circuit, he has received awards from the James Toland Vocal Arts Competition, New York Lyric Opera Theatre, Classical Singer (Chicago), NATS (National, Central Region, and Chicago), Bel Canto Foundation, and Luminarts Cultural Foundation.
His previous opera credits include Publio (Ignite Opera), Curio (Handel Week Festival), Horace Tabor (NPU), Papageno (American Chamber Opera), Prince Yamadori (DuPage Opera), and Lockit (NPU). Sean is a member of the Chicago Symphony Chorus, Grant Park Chorus, and teaches voice in the Chicagoland area.
He has worked with many international musicians in master classes led by Dame Emma Kirby (Music of the Baroque), Margaret Jane Wray (MET National Council), Sherrill Milnes (Opera Idol), and Renée Fleming (National NATS Conference).
Sean and his life long teacher Annie Picard founded the Picard Stanton Institute in 2017, teaching holistic techniques for musicians based on Informatics QiGong.