WASHINGTON, June 2, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- World-renowned tenor Anthony Kearns returns to the Lismore Opera Festival in the leading tenor role of "Nemorino" in Gaetano Donizetti's masterpiece, L'elisir d'amore, at the Lismore Castle Gardens in Lismore, Ireland this Friday and Saturday, June 2 and 3, 2017.
It will be Mr. Kearns' third appearance with the Lismore Opera Festival -- Ireland's only summer opera festival set in the stunning Lismore Castle and Gardens, in St. Carthage's Cathedral, and in the beautiful and historic great homes along the Blackwater River. The festival is fast becoming a much anticipated event on the European Music Festivals calendar.
"Anthony Kearns was a triumphal success as 'Don Ottavio' in Lismore Opera's production of Don Giovanni and in the tenor role in Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle. We're delighted to have him back as 'Nemorino' -- a role he is perfectly suited for, with his rich, evocative and powerful voice," said Jennifer O'Connell, festival founder and director.
Kearns stated that the "opera is light-hearted, full of life and beautiful music. I'm pleased to work again with Dieter Kaegi, director, and Jennifer O'Connell, the co- founders of the festival."
The Italian maestro Marco Zambelli will conduct the masterpiece.
The other soloists include:
- Ania Jeruc ("Adina")
- Damon Nestor Ploumis ("Dr. Dulcamara")
- Sandra Oman ("Giannetta")
- Rory Musgrave ("Belcore")
Kearns has been critically praised for his vocal abilities and effortless range. He made his official U.S. Grand Opera debut as the tenor in the role of "Edgardo" in Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor with Opera Naples [Florida]. He has also starred as: "Don José" in the Dun Laoghaire/ Rathdown Glasthule Opera Company's production of Georges Bizet's Carmen; the tenor with the Royal Dublin Society in The Lily of Killarney (part of "The Irish Ring" trilogy) which toured North America, and "Alfred" in a concert-staged performance of Johann Strauss' operetta, Die Fledermaus by the Emerald City [Steamboat Springs, CO, USA] Opera. Kearns returned to Opera Naples as the tenor in Charles Gounod's Faust, a role he also performed with Opera Ireland, among other roles.
Mr. Kearns took the American television audience by storm in 1999 as the youngest member of The Irish Tenors with whom he has ten CDs. American critics hailed Kearns as perhaps the most likely of the three (Irish Tenors) to "achieve the level of tenor super stardom now enjoyed by Pavarotti and a handful of other singers." He has performed in the most prestigious venues around the world, from Carnegie Hall to the Sydney Opera House. He has performed for three U.S. presidents and for Pope Francis I at a pre-Mass Concert in Philadelphia.
For more information or to inquire about a booking with Mr. Kearns, contact: Kirsten Fedewa (on behalf of Anthony Kearns): inquiry@FedewaConsulting.com.or 202.365.6936.
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