Don Bosco Prep, now in its twelfth season of Chapel Concerts, continues with Tenor John Tiranno, singing Opera, Oratorio & Neapolitan,
on Saturday, March 10th
at 7:30PM in Mary Help of Christians Chapel, St. John’s Hall. Tenor John Tiranno has been called a “clear-voiced tenor” and has had his singing called “ardent and mellifluous” by The New York Times
2017 engagements include the world premiere of Gisle Kverndokk’s opera Upon this handful of Earth
(a co-production between Sacred Music in a Sacred Space and the New York Opera Society), Beethoven’s 9th Symphony
(Greenwich Village Orchestra), and a return to Carnegie Hall to sing Handel’s Messiah
(Masterwork Chorus). Additional international appearances include his European debut in Rome singing the Saint Saëns Requiem
(Festival Internazionale di Musica e Arte Sacra
), his South American debut in São Paulo singing Mozart’s Missa in C
(at Auditório Ibirapuera
), and Mahler’s Symphony No. 8
in Ontario, Canada (Brott Music Festival). World premiere performances include creating two additional roles for Kverndokk - Trouble in Max and Moritz
and the Man in the Mirror in Supersize Girl
(both with New York Opera Society), as well as singing the world premiere of Gregory Walker’s The Passion According to St. Toscanini
Mr. Tiranno will be accompanied by Elizabeth Young, pianist and violinist. Ms. Young has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Merkin Hall, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Radio City Music Hall, St. John the Divine Cathedral, Trinity Church at Wall Street, and The United Nations, among other notable venues in New York City, as well as the National Gallery of Art and the Embassy of Italy in Washington, DC. A graduate of Manhattan School of Music, she has appeared on the BBC, CBS, and CNN. As an orchestral and chamber musician, she has performed numerous concerts with orchestras throughout the North America and Europe. After over a decade living in Manhattan, Young moved to Santa Fe, where she has a busy career as a regular performer with the New Mexico Philharmonic, the Santa Fe Symphony, the Santa Fe Opera, and in numerous solo and chamber music performances. She is on the faculty of New Mexico School for the Arts and is the conductor of the Intermezzo String Orchestra. Tickets for this concert are $16 and may be reserved in advance by emailing Toni Bilotti Cecere at tcecere@donboscoprep.
org or by calling (201) 327- 6457.