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Fennell, Eric - Tenor

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Fennell, EricTenor
Fennell, EricTenor
Fennell, EricTenor
Fennell, EricTenor

Biography

A Metropolitan Opera National Counsel regional finalist and prize winner in the Licia Albanese Competition, Mr. Fennell’s professional debut came when he jumped in for Rodolfo in Puccini’s La Bohème at the Glimmerglass Opera Festival. This opportunity lead him to The New York City Opera where he sang six seasons and 13 roles.
 
Mr. Fennell’s operatic highlights include Rodolfo in La Bohème with New York City Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, Lake George Opera Festival, National Theater Mannheim, Edmonton Opera, Manitoba  Oper; The Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto for Deutsche Oper Berlin, The Prague National Theater, The Slovak National Theater, Theater Bremen; Alfredo in La Traviata with New York City Opera, The Slovak National Theater; Tamino in Die Zauberflöte for Sarasota Opera, Wichita Grand Opera, and Des Moines Metro Opera; Roberto in Roberto Devereux for Dallas Opera; Roméo in Roméo et Juliette for Slovenian National Theater, Mecklenburgisches Staatstheater Schwerin, Toledo Opera, and Opera North (USA); Don José in 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 in Madama Butterfly for Utah Opera, Austin Lyric Opera, and Lake George Opera; Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor for Des Moines Metro Opera; Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi for the Macau International Music Festival (China); Des Grieux in Manon for The Maria Biesu International Opera Festival; Nadir in The Pearl Fishers for Madison Opera; and Gerald in Lakmé for Sarasota Opera and Teatro 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.
 
A distinguished concert performer, Eric Fennell has performed the tenor solos in Beethoven’s 9th Symphony for National Chorale at Avery Fisher Hall, Tokyo City Orchestra (Japan), Cairo Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic Symphony, Virginia Symphony, and Allentown Symphony; Verdi’s Requiem for The Latvian National Symphony, The Paul Hill Chorale in Washington, D.C. and in recording with the Smith College Orchestra; Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis for Konzertchor Darmstadt; Händel’s Messiah for National Chorale at Avery Fisher Hall, Virginia Symphony, Allentown Symphony, and Tucson Symphony; Mozart’s Requiem for Arena di Verona, The New Haven Symphony, and National Chorale at Avery Fisher Hall; Puccini’s Messa di Gloria with the Eugene Concert Choir; and William Maselli’s JFK Requiem at Carnegie Hall.
 
Originally from Allentown, Pennsylvania, Eric Fennell now lives in Berlin, Germany.  He received a BA in music from Gettysburg College and a Masters in Voice and Artist Diploma from Boston University where he was a member of the Opera Institute.