Hailing from Co. Wexford, Anthony Kearns has been singing all his life.   His credentials include winning countless All-Ireland singing competitions, the Dermot Troy Trophy for oratorio in 1995 and 1996, the Best Male Singer at the Waterford International Festival of Light Opera in 1995, and the Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition in 1999.  

Anthony trained with Ireland’s celebrated vocal teacher Veronica Dunne at the Leinster School of Music in Dublin, continuing his studies at the College of Music in Wales.   Kearns is founding member of The Irish Tenors, among PBS’s largest grossing presentations, and one of Ireland’s most prestigious touring groups.  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 10 best-selling CDs.

Besides his love of the music of his homeland, Anthony has successfully entered the world of grand opera.  His operatic work includes the lead in  Faust, Carmen's Don JoseDon Ottavio in Don Giovanni, all in Ireland.  He sang Fenton in an Italian production of Verdi's Falstaff, and lead tenor  in The Irish Ring at Carnegie Hall.  Anthony made his U.S. operatic debut in 2010 with Opera Naples [FL] singing Romeo, protrayed Edgardo in their production of Lucia di Lammermoor, and was invited back to sing the title role of Faust.  February 2010 found Anthony in Prague alongside two other operatically trained singers, to tape a PBS special in conjunction with Ireland's Mind the Gap Films.   Halleluiah Broadway  aired Ireland at Easter and in the U.S. in the fall of 2010.

Anthony tours three times annually with The Irish Tenors, and has a thriving international solo career performing concert tours, oratorio, and opera.

For more biographical information on Anthony Kearns, visit his website at
www.anthonykearns.net

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