Eric Fennell

EFennellInternational lyric tenor Eric Fennell has firmly established himself as a young professional in the world of opera and classical music. Born into a musical family, his father, a conductor, and mother, a pianist instilled in him a strong sense of musicality at an early age. At six foot three, he is known for his dominant stage presence and sympathetic acting which the Boston Globe has described as “touchingly vulnerable” and “his sweet lyric tenor is not only capable of great nuance but ready and able to trumpet out thrilling high notes.” A Metropolitan Opera National Council regional finalist and prize winner in the Licia Albanese Competition, Mr. Fennell’s professional debut came when he stepped in for an indisposed colleague as Rodolfo LA BOHEME at the Glimmerglass Opera Festival.  This lead to a contract with The New York City Opera where he sang six seasons and thirteen roles. Upcoming roles include Romeo ROMEO ET JULIETTE for Greek National Opera, the title-role CANDIDE and Luzio DAS LIEBESVERBOT for Opera Wrocławska.

Mr. Fennell’s career operatic highlights include Rodolfo in LA BOHEME with New York City Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, Lake George Opera Festival, National Theater Mannheim, Edmonton Opera, Manitoba  Opera, and Baz Luhrman’s LA BOHEME on Broadway; Duca RIGOLETTO for Deutsche Oper Berlin, The Slovak National Theater, Chattanooga Opera, and the Spokane Symphony; Alfredo LA TRAVIATA with New York City Opera, The Slovak National Theater, Green Mountain Opera Festival, and Annapolis Opera; Tamino DIE ZAUBERFLOETE for Sarasota Opera, Wichita Opera, and Des Moines Metro Opera; the title role ROBERTO DEVEREUX for Dallas Opera; Roméo in ROMEO ET JULIETTE for Slovenian National Theater, Mecklinburgisches Staatstheater Schwerin, Toledo Opera, and Opera North(USA); Don José CARMEN for Arizona Opera, Theater Lübeck, Pacific Opera Victoria, and St. Margarethen Festspiele; Camille in DIE LUSTIGE WITWE for Deutsche Oper am Rhein (European debut); Pinkerton MADAMA BUTTERFLY for Austin Lyric Opera and Lake George Opera; Edgardo LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR for Des Moines Metro Opera and Granite State Opera; Rinuccio GIANNI SCHICCHI for the Macau International Music Festival (China); Des Grieux MANON for The Maria Biesu International Opera Festival; Nadir in THE PEARL FISHERS for Madison Opera; and Gerald in LAKME for Sarasota Opera and Theater Principal de Palma de Mallorca. Mr. Fennell has also appeared with San Francisco Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, Seattle Opera, Washington Concert Opera, Tulsa Opera, Chautauqua Opera, Central City Opera, Deutsches National Theater Weimar, Salzburg Landestheater, Festival de Opera de Tenerife, Arena di Verona, Teatro Petruzzelli di Bari and the Spoleto Festival USA.

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