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I Fratelli Tenori Debut Concert
Theater on San Pedro Square
San Jose, CA
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I Fratelli Tenori Debut Concert
Come enjoy an evening of Opera, Neapolitan, Operetta, Broadway and classic Spanish songs!

Adults: $15 (parking validation provided)
Children under 5-years-old: free admission

The artists:

***Eric Blancaflor - Lyric-Spinto Tenor***

Eric brings a rich dark caramel color voice and ringing top suited for Bel Canto music. He has been with Maestro Tenor Carl Franzen's monthly Opera Gala concert since 2008. He played Mereb in West Valley Light Opera's production of Elton John's Aida (2006) and Lun Tha in Palo Alto Player's The King and I. He was also seen in Lyric Theatre's production of Camelot and Kismet. Eric is currently pursuing his doctorate degree in education at San Francisco State University. He teaches elementary special education at Cupertino Union School District. Aside from singing, Eric loves to paint oil, dabble in poetry, and read literature.

***Orlando McCorkle - Dramatic Tenor***

Orlando McCorkle is a gifted artist who, with a ringing Dramatic Tenor Voice, bringing a blended burnished color and fire with exciting climatic clarion high notes to his passionate performances.

    Mr. McCorkle has the following operatic roles to his credits: Pollione, in Verismo Opera's productions of Bellini's "Norma" and Beppe in Leoncavallo's "I Pagliacci." He also appeared as Marcellus in Meredith Wilson's "The Music Man", Redwood City Summer Musical Theatre, Imam of the Mosque, in the classic Wright & Forrest operetta "Kismet", Lyric Theatre of San Jose, and Lovin' Al, "Working", with Saddleback Theatre Co. Other Shows he has been a featured artist in are: "Hello Dolly", "Cinderella", "Kiss, Me Kate", "Man of La Mancha", "Iolanthe" just to name a few. Orlando can be heard at the monthly Franzen Opera Studio Gala Concerts.

    Mr. McCorkle studies the art of singing with Dramatic Tenor, Carl Franzen in San Jose, California. In addition to his passion for singing, he plays Violin, Flute, Trombone, Oboe and Bassoon. Mr. McCorkle also passionately writes beautiful Poetry and creates Abstract Drawings.

***Carmelo Rosado, III - Lyric Tenor***

Carmelo comes from a strong musical background, his grandfather being a composer, and his father a Bass Baritone and accomplished guitar player.  Carmelo has exhibited a passion for opera most of his life.  His mother recalls a time when he was about five years old where he stunned a waitress at a restaurant when he suddenly burst into an aria.  Mr. Rosado possesses a beautiful large Lyric Tenor instrument.  He has a fine voice of bright rich color and wonderful ringing top, with well over a three octave range with an easy extension to low C at the bottom range and up to a high G above high C at the top.

    Mr. Rosado has performed in the role of Arturo in "Lucia di Lamermoor" with Verismo Opera, and the role of Count Raoul St. Brioche in "The Merry Widow" with Lyric Theatre of San Jose.  He can also be heard at the monthly "Opera at Ladera" Franzen Opera Studio Gala concerts. Carmelo studies voice with Dramatic Tenor Carl Franzen in San Jose, California.

***Teressa Byrne-Foss - Coloratura Soprano***

Teressa is a classically-trained coloratura soprano and union actress who performs professionally in opera, musical theater, concert, non-musical stage and independent film, with occasional forays into commercial work and variety entertainment.

    Teressa has sung and danced in front of a seemingly-vertical wall of 17,000 patrons at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles (splashing across the JumboTron screen in a bright red silk evening gown); sung in recital for the US Ambassador to Malta and embassy guests at the Ambassadorial Residence in Valetta;  donned Dickensian costumes in both snowy upstate New York, and desert-dry Los Angeles;  belted out showtunes and pop songs in sequined gowns aboard Caribbean- & mid-Pacific-bound cruiseships; sung Italian opera arias in front of Sicilian first-chair musicians, who liked it (if their tapping their bows on their music stands and stomping their feet is any indication)!  Aside from the enormity of the Bowl, she has performed in all kinds of theatres, from 99 seats to 1,800 seats, from outdoor venues to traditional proscenium to "three-quarter thrust" to "in-the-round".

***Shelly Welch - Coloratura Soprano***

Although she had been singing throughout her entire childhood in church and in school, it wasn't until she was thirteen that Shelly Welch experienced her first opera in the Pacific's production of La Boheme. She has been smitten ever since.

    Shelly made her opera debut soon after in the chorus of Opera in the Pacific's Production of Carmina Burana, while also a member of the Guam Symphony Chorale. From there Shelly became a member of Cantate Guam where she was able to tour with the group in China in 2001, the United States East Coast in 2002, with a stop to sing at Lincoln Center in New York City. She also performed as a soloist in Cantate Guam's performance of Handel's The Messiah. She has since moved to California where she is happy to be able to study and perform the music that she loves.

    Shelly is currently a concert artist in The Franzen Vocal Studio Galas. Through these performances, she has been able to do extensive work studying and performing operatic arias and scenes from a great selection of operas including Madama Butterfly, Romeo et Juliette, I Puritani, Le Nozze di Figaro, Die Fledermaus, Lucia di Lammermoor, Hamlet, and I Capuleti e I Montecchi. She has also been able to perform musical theater pieces from works such as Candide, The Pirates of Penzanze, Fanny, The King and I, The Kissing Bandit, and Kismet.

***Dmitriy Cogan - Concert Pianist***

Moscow born pianist Dmitriy Cogan studied at the Central Music School in Moscow before immigrating to the United States when he was six-years-old.

    He studied both piano and conducting at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the Juilliard School. In 1976 at the age of thirteen he won the Junior Bach Festival in Berkeley.

    He has performed extensively in California and the Northeast, as well as touring throughout Europe and Asia. Cogan's Carnegie Hall recital debut in 1988 was received with favorable reviews.

    Dmitriy has participated in numerous competitions, winning awards in the Kosciuszko Chopin Competition, the American Music Scholarship Association International Piano Competition, the Robert Casadesus International Piano Competition, and the Jose Iturbi International Piano Competition.

    Since 1985 he has performed with violinist Alexander Markov; their first compact disk was released on the Erato label. Dmitriy lives near San Francisco were he teaches piano and coaches opera singers. In recent years he has often performed with Philip Quint throughout California. Mr. Cogan is Pianist for the Franzen Opera Studio Gala performances.

***Sadot Canseco - Lyric Tenor & Guitarist***

Sadot started playing guitar at age nine. He was self taught until he decided to attend "Superior de Musica" of INBA (Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes), where he began taking classical guitar technique , as well as voice lessons at age 18. Before, during and after his music training Sadot played bass guitar with several bands and acts in different styles, from Pop to Rock to Latin Rhythms.

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Location

Theater on San Pedro Square (View)
29 N San Pedro St
San Jose, CA 95110
United States


Categories

Arts > Opera
Arts > Theatre
Music > Classical
Music > World

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

Contact

Owner: I Fratelli Tenori
On BPT Since: Feb 18, 2013
 
I Fratelli Tenori
(408)300-0882
Ifratellitenori@gmail.com
http://fratellitenori.com
 

Attendees

Mark D.
San Jose, CA United States
Apr 06, 2013 3:29 PM
Marianna K.
San Jose, CA United States
Apr 06, 2013 3:29 PM
Andrew M.
San Jose, CA United States
Apr 06, 2013 3:20 PM
Christine L.
San Jose, CA United States
Apr 06, 2013 3:20 PM
Cheryl R.
Redwood City, CA United States
Apr 06, 2013 3:19 PM
Peter S.
Redwood City, CA United States
Apr 06, 2013 3:19 PM

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