Anthony Kearns, Ireland's foremost tenor, is a great ambassador for Ireland.
…The Honorable Michael Collins, Ireland's Ambassador to the United States.
Anthony Kearns is a founding member of The Irish Tenors, one of Ireland’s most celebrated and longest running touring groups, as well as being one of PBS's largest grossing artists. Performing for over a decade in the world’s most prestigious venues from Carnegie Hall to the Sydney [Australia] Opera House, The Irish Tenors have produced ten best-selling CDs. Anthony tours three times annually with The Irish Tenors, and has a thriving solo career, performing concert tours, oratorio, and opera.
Besides his love of the music of his homeland, Anthony has successfully entered the world of grand opera. Anthony’s opera credits include the title role in Faust about which The Irish Times wrote: Kearns’ subtle tonal shading and judicious use of well-supported head voice complements an exciting top register; Carmen’s Don José for Glasthule Opera Company in Dun Laoghaire. Carmen was also reviewed by The Irish Times and is quoted: Anthony Kearns proved a top-notch Don José, rising to each decisive moment with quality to spare. Anthony performed Don Ottavio in an Irish production of Don Giovanni, of which the British magazine Opera Now said, Kearns's beautifully spun Il mio tesoro was a moment of still beauty."
He performed as Fenton in an Italian production of Falstaff in Tuscany, performed lead tenor in The Irish Ring in Carnegie Hall, and Romeo for the Opera Naples [FL] production of Romeo & Juliet: Then and Now. In January of 2011, he sang Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor, also for Opera Naples. The general and artistic director of Opera Naples said: Anthony's high notes are thrilling and virile. Voices like this don't come along very often. It's a voice-of-the-century voice. 2012, Kearns was back with Opera Naples to sing Faust. The Naples News wrote: Kearns continues to prove he can sing anything lyrically; as the young Faust he was a vocal and visual maiden magnet.
Said the Press Enterprise of his performance with the San Bernardino Symphony at the Redlands Bow: Kearns sang every piece with a pitch-perfect, easy, light and pure tenor voice. Technically precise, with impeccable and easy octave leaps, he sensitively interpreted each piece, shaping lines and phrases carefully.
Kearns taped a new television special in Prague during February of 2010 for Ireland’s Mind the Gap Films. Hallelujah Broadway was aired in Ireland at Easter 2010 and was released on U.S. public television stations in the fall 2010. This production tours the U.S.
For more biographical and touring information about Anthony Kearns, visit his website at