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Anthony Kearns


Renowned tenor Anthony Kearns took the American television audience by storm in 1999 as a member of the wildly popular group, The Irish Tenors. His international solo career includes high-profile celebrity engagements, television appearances, concert tours, and collaborations with the finest orchestras, including the Boston Pops, the Chicagoland Pops, Grand Rapids (MI) Pops, and the National Symphony Orchestra at the 2014 National Memorial Day Concert.
Mr. Kearns made his official U.S. Grand Opera debut as the lead tenor in the role of "Edgardo" in Gaetano Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor with Opera Naples [Florida]. Since then, he has starred as: "Don José" in the Dun Laoghaire/ Rathdown Glasthule Opera Company's production of Georges Bizet's Carmen; the lead tenor with the Royal Dublin Society in The Lily of Killarney(part of "The Irish Ring" trilogy) which toured North America; the lead tenor for "Don Ottavio," in Mozart's Don Giovanni at the Lismore Music Festival; and "Alfred" in a concert-staged performance of Johann Strauss' operetta, Die Fledermaus by the Emerald City [Steamboat Springs, CO] OperaUpon moving to the U.S., Kearns returned to Opera Naples as the lead tenor in Charles Gounod's Faust, a role he also performed with Opera Ireland (nominated for best production in the Irish Times Theater Awards). Other roles include "Fenton" in Giuseppe Verdi's Falstaff (in Montepulciano, Italy) and "Nemorino" in Donizetti's most performed opera, L'elisir d'amore, with Gulfshore Opera in Naples, FL among others.
Kearns has performed in the most prestigious venues around the world, from Carnegie Hall to the Sydney Opera House. He has performed for three U.S. presidents and for Pope Francis at a pre-Mass Concert in Philadelphia.  He recently released his first solo album, With a Song in My Heart.
Anthony Kearns