“[As Candide, he was] resonant, mellifluous and deft with dramatic nuance…” Tenor Eric Finbarr Carey will make several notable debuts in the 2019/2020 season on both the concert and operatic stages. This fall, he will appear as the tenor soloist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Andris Nelsons in Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy, with Emmanuel Music in Bach’s B Minor Mass, and with Odyssey Opera as Guildford Dudley in the world premiere of Arnold Rosner’s The Chronicle of Nine.
Most recently, Carey won Second Place (Liederkranz Foundation Grant) in the 2019 Gerda Lissner Lieder Competition, and won a coveted place in the 2020 Renée Fleming SongStudio at Carnegie Hall. In the spring, Carey will make another appearance with the BSO in a performance of Doug Balliet’s Beast Fights as a part of their chamber music series in Boston and Tanglewood. Continuing his residency at the BU Opera Institute he will make two notable role debuts this spring, as Tom Rakewell in Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress and the title role in Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito.
This past summer, Carey joined the Britten-Pears Festival Young Artist Program before returning to the Tanglewood Music Center as a second-year fellow, where he was featured in the American premiere of Richard Ayres’s The Cricket Recovers conducted by Thomas Adés and a concert of Bach Cantatas with John Harbison. Other recent appearances include Les illuminations with The Orchestra Now, as well as Alfredo (La traviata), Thibodeau (Dolores Claiborne) and Schoolmaster (The cunning little vixen) with the Opera Institute at Boston University, where he is currently in residence. Awards include the Encouragement Award at the Gerda Lissner Song Competition, the Grand Finals at the Joy in Singing Competition, and First Place at both the Sparks and Wiry Cries Song Slam Competition and the Bard College Conservatory of Music Concerto Competition. He holds degrees from Bard College, Peabody Conservatory, and The Johns Hopkins University. www.ericfinbarrcarey.com