LOS ANGELES, June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- World-renowned tenor Anthony Kearns will sing at two major venues in Southern California, less than a week after his triumphant debut as Don Jose in the opera Carmen: at the opening concert of The Redlands Bowl's 87th Summer Music Festival tonight – Fri. night – at 8:15 p.m. and at Anaheim, when the Los Angeles Angels host the Colorado Rockies on Sun., June 27 at 12:35 p.m. local time.
Mr. Kearns will perform as a guest artist with the prestigious San Bernardino Symphony. The program, "Symphony-Songs-Cinema," will showcase Mr. Kearns' magnificent voice in concert with a 60-piece orchestra at the direction of Maestro Frank Paul Fetta, conductor and artistic director of the Redlands Bowl Summer Festival – the oldest continuous U.S. music festival.
Kearns' repertoire will include operetta pieces, Neapolitan songs, and American standards – including songs by legendary tenor and Hollywood actor, Mario Lanza.
"I'm honored to be performing in this stunning setting, on a summer night under the stars, with the San Bernardino Symphony, one of the finest orchestras in Southern California," said Kearns.
Kearns said he also looks forward to performing on Sunday at Anaheim when the Los Angeles Angels take on the Colorado Rockies. Kearns will sing The Star Spangled Banner and God Bless America, and lead fans from both teams as they sing Take Me Out to the Ball Game during the 7th inning stretch.
"I'm thrilled the Angels invited me to sing at the ball game for what's sure to be a fantastic, all-American experience," said Kearns. Kearns is perhaps the most high-profile celebrity performer to sing at Anaheim this season.
Mr. Kearns arrived in the Golden State after what critics called a "top notch" performance as Don Jose in Carmen, the French opera by Georges Bizet, with the cast of Glasthule Opera at Pavilion Theatre, in Dun Laoghaire, Ireland. Other roles he has mastered include Fenton in Falstaff (in Italy), Rinuccio in Gianni Schicci, and as lead tenor in Gounod's Faust.
When he is not touring with The Irish Tenors, or embarking on special projects, Mr. Kearns enjoys a flourishing career as a solo artist. Last month, he celebrated the 10th anniversary of his first U.S.-Canadian solo performance at Mechanics Hall in Worcester, MA. His latest projects include taping a PBS Special in Prague called "Halleluiah Broadway" with three other singers (to air in August 2010), singing Romeo for Naples [FL] Opera company's production Romeo & Juliet: Then and Now, and appearances on American television on The Martha Stewart Show, Huckabee and Fox & Friends.
Last month, Mr. Kearns lent his stunning Irish tenor voice to the National Memorial Day Choral Festival dedicated to America's military troops at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. He also sang Amazing Grace a cappella at the National Moment of Remembrance during the National Memorial Day Parade before 300,000 people, and during the parade's pre-program for V.I.P. guests in the nation's capital city.
"When Mr. Kearns sang The Lord's Prayer and Danny Boy on Gov. Huckabee's show on the Fox News Network, we were told that he had the most positive response of any musical guest to date. Anthony Kearns' rendition of Amazing Grace at the Moment of Remembrance last month received a similar response," said Kearns' publicist, Kirsten Fedewa.
This August, Mr. Kearns will team up with The Irish Tenors – considered to be Ireland's No. 2 musical export (next to U-2) for a reunion tour for three special performances: on Aug. 19 (Red Bank, NJ), Aug. 20 (Vienna, VA) and Aug. 22 (Portsmouth, VA).
SOURCE Kirsten Fedewa (Kirsten Fedewa & Assoc., L.L.C.) for Anthony Kearns