American operatic Tenor Carl Tanner has established an international performance career and appears regularly at the world's most prestigious opera houses including Teatro alla Scala, the Metropolitan Opera, The Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Opéra National de Paris, Washington National Opera, the New National Theatre of Tokyo, Deutsche Oper in Berlin, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Teatro Real de Madrid, and Liceu de Barcelona, among others. 

His repertory includes the title roles in Otello and Andrea Chénier, Radames in Aida, Manrico in Il trovatore, Pollione in Norma, Don José in Carmen, Canio in I Pagliacci, Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana, Calaf in Turandot, Des Grieux in Manon Lescaut, Dick Johnson in La fanciulla del West, Cavaradossi in Tosca, and Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly.

Upcoming in the 2018/19 season Carl sings the title role in Otello at the Savonlinna Festival in Finland, followed by Otello at the Bolshoi in Moscow, and returns to the Metropolitan Opera to serve as the first cover in Il Tabarro, Otello, Aida, and Samon et Delilah. He will also return to Grange Park Festival, the San Diego Opera for Aida, and make a debut with the Gerencia Orquesta Sinfónica y Coro Prado del Rey in Madrid.

Schedule highlights in Carl's 2017/18 season included performances of his signature role Radamès in Verdi's Aidawith Washington National Opera, plus a return to the Metropolitan Opera as Cavaradossi in Tosca and Manrico in Il Trovatore. He also sang the role of Samson in Samson et Dalilah with Opera North Carolina and Turandot with San Diego Opera. 

The 2016/17 season saw Carl in the title role of Verdi's Otello with Opera Hong Kong and as Radamès in Verdi's Aida with L'Opéra de Massy. He also appeared in concert with the Dallas Symphpny Orchestra. Future seasons include performances with Minnesota Symphony Orchestra, Opera Colorado, and the Liceu de Barcelona.

His recently re-released Christmas CD Hear the Angel Voices is available for purchase and digital download through all major music sources.


Carl began making jewelry in September 2016 while performing Verdi's Otello in Hong Kong. He was asked by an industry colleague to custom-make a pearl ring for his friend's anniversary just a few days away. Carl likes a good challenge so he ventured out to find a jewelry studio that would rent him space by the day. He procured the studio space and at the same time established successful connections with several pearl, gem and precious metal dealers in the area. The result of his heroic efforts can be seen in the ring known as Opera in Tahiti.

Carl's interest in jewelry-making began when he was in his teens after taking several courses in simple jewelry fabrication and repair at the local community center. Later, in his college years, he learned the advanced craft of jewelry manufacturing and became an accomplished antique jewelry reproductionist. Since that time Carl has created jewelry for movie stars, opera stars, business executives and private people alike. Carl has created pieces that range in price from $25 to $40,000. He mostly works in fine Sterling Silver, Gold and Platinum. The collections available through this website primarily features fine Sterling Silver.

Now, as one of the world's most sought-after operatic Tenors, Carl is spending many months at a time away from home, traveling and performing on the world's stages such as the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, Russia.

To read more about Carl and his operatic career, click here for his opera website , or here for his Wikipedia page.

Beauty. Quality. Style. Custom.

The beauty of our jewelry stands alone! Each design starts out as a simple idea set to paper and then becomes a tangible work of art. We hand pick the most visually appealing gems such as simulated diamonds, rubies, sapphires, emeralds, in addition to using precious and semi-precious gems to be mounted in our pieces. Each one of the pearls in our "Our Pearl Collection" is natural and hand chosen by Carl himself for its beauty, quality and appropriate size. Our styles and designs are created to reflect the modern appeal of the times. Our Deco-era styles reflect the memories and ambiance of a bygone time. 

Using only the finest QUALITY 99.9 "pure" silver, Fine 92.5 Sterling silver and/or nine Karat -"9 kt "gold in our pieces, we offer true, long lasting wearability for years to come. The laboratories that grow our gems, monitor and augment the purity and color of the material processed and then select only the finest material to be used. Our cutters then artfully and skillfully cut, facet and polish the gems to reflect the optimal light dispersion (shine). You will not only see but feel the quality! 

STYLE changes throughout time. Carl Tanner Designs stays current with today's changing flair on style. We offer not only today's conception of modern styles and ideas but also incorporate an element of nostalgia and simplicity. Whatever your style may be, we are confident that you will be able to find and fall in love with one of our pieces to make it your own!  

We pride ourselves on being an ECO-FRIENDLY company. Do you know that for each natural emerald harvested, an acre of earth has to be uprooted? To mine natural diamonds, 1,750 tons of earth and ore is moved and/or destroyed to produce 1.0 carat of rough diamond! Animals, trees, plants and our ecosystem is disrupted or destroyed for human gain.

So called “conflict-free” Canadian diamond mines are often built in environmentally fragile ecosystems, have significant ecological footprints, and will significantly impact upon the caribou, wolverine, bears, ptarmigan, and fish which provide food for Aboriginal peoples. These are just a few of the reasons our company offers eco-friendly jewelry creations. 

Another wonderful reason we are an eco-conscious jewelry company is that it allows us to offer you, our friends, our customers, the best price anyone can offer on custom crafted jewelry designs. Lab-grown or lab-created gems are up to twenty times less expensive than naturally mined stones and are almost always more attractive and visually appealing than their natural counterparts.

Let your love shine and allow Carl Tanner Designs to provide you with beautiful, handcrafted jewelry for years to come!

If you have any questions do not hesitate to email CarlTannerDesigns@gmail.com and we will reply to you shortly.