Eric Fennell

Eric Fennell

Lyric Tenor

Roméo in Roméo et Juiliette at Opera Nice, Duca in Rigoletto at Deutsche Oper Berlin
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«"Among the singers, Eric Fennell in the title role gave reason for particular enthusiasm. This tenor, who can claim Hoffmann as his best role to date, has made tremendous progress. As opposed to many other singers, who have trouble with the long open vowels of the French language, he does not only cope extremely well with the requirements of French diction, but the language has a downright positive impact on his voice, which sounded particularly full-bodied on opening night. Fennell sang powerfully, with great differentiation and emotional involvement throughout. The acclaim that he garnered at the end of the performance was fully justified."»
Ludwig Steinbach, Der Opern Freund (2016)
«"Eric Fennell's lyric tenor is freely produced, and he creates an endearing Rodolfo. The voice has genuine 'ping' and a high 'C' to die for, but he never stoops to tenorial strutting."»
Doug de Lisle, The Troy Record (2016)
«"The tall, secure-voiced Fennell had done his homework linguistically and made an impression with a wide dynamic palette, from well-sustained pianos to a ringing high C in 'O jour de deuil.' Fennell shows much promise for Werther and (eventually) the Berlioz heroes."»
Opera News (2016)
2017Offenbach: Les Contes d'HoffmannHoffmann
2017Verdi: RigolettoDuca di Mantova
2017Massenet: WertherWerther
2017Puccini: Madama ButterflyPinkerton
2017Offenbach: Les Contes d'HoffmannHoffmann
2017Verdi: Don CarloDon Carlos
2016Verdi: Don CarloDon Carlos
2015Offenbach: Les Contes d'HoffmannHoffmann
2015Puccini: Le VilliRoberto
2015Adams: A Flowering TreeThe Prince
2014Verdi: Un ballo in mascheraRiccardo
2014Puccini: Madama ButterflyPinkerton
2014Offenbach: Les Contes d'HoffmannHoffmann
2013Verdi: RigolettoDuca di Mantova
2013Verdi: La TraviataAlfredo Germont
2013Verdi: RigolettoDuca di Mantova
2012Bizet: CarmenDon José
2011Gounod: Roméo et JulietteRoméo
2011Strauss R.: SalomeNarraboth
2010Gounod: Roméo et JulietteRoméo
2010Puccini: La BohèmeRodolfo
2009Lehár: Die Lustige WitweCamille De Rosillon
2006Puccini: La BohèmeRodolfo
2006Puccini: Madama ButterflyPinkerton


Berlin based American tenor Eric Fennell has achieved international acclaim since his debut at the Glimmerglass Opera Festival as Rodolfo in La Bohème. Since then his regular repertoire has included Edgardo(Lucia di Lammermoor), Duca(Rigoletto), Don José(Carmen), Roberto(Roberto Devereux), Tamino(Die Zauberflöte), Alfredo(La Traviata), Gerald(Lakmé), Des Grieux(Manon), Werther(Werther), Pinkerton(Madama Butterfly) and Roméo(Roméo et Juiliette), and more recently Hoffmann(Les Contes d’Hoffmann), Riccardo(Un ballo in maschera), Roberto(Le Villi) and Don Carlo(Don Carlo).Mr. Fennell began his career singing in 6 seasons and 13 roles at the New York City Opera. His continued success has brought him guest appearances with San Francisco Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Göteborgs Operan, Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Slovak National Theater , Boston Lyric Opera, the National Theater in Mannheim, Dallas Opera, the St. Margarethen Opernfestspiel, Macau International Opera Festival, Teatro Petruzzelli di Bari, the Latvian National Theater, Arizona Opera, Pacific Opera Victoria, Tenerife Opera Festival, the National Theater in Prague, and the Lithuanian National Opera.He has also appeared in concert at the Avery Fisher Hall, Carnegie Hall, Arena di Verona, the Latvian National Orchestra, and the Tokyo City Orchestra.Upcoming: Hoffmann in Les Contes d'Hoffmann with Hawaii Opera Theater, Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly for Chattanooga Opera, Don Carlo for Lithuanian National Theater, and Duca in Rigoletto with Theater Bremen
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann Hoffmann 1 Day Hawaii Opera Theater 2017
Verdi: Rigoletto Duca di Mantova Immediately Theater Bremen 2017
Massenet: Werther Werther Immediately Staatstheater Braunschweig und Staatsorchester Braunschweig 2017
Puccini: Madama Butterfly Pinkerton Chattanooga Opera, USA 2017
Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann Hoffmann Hawaii Opera Theater 2017