KENNETT SQUARE, PENNSYLVANIA—Internationally acclaimed Italian-American tenor Marco Panuccio returns to Kennett Square, Pennsylvania to present “O Holy Night ~ An Evening of Holiday Song” at Unionville High School Auditorium on Friday, 7 December 2012 at 7:30 PM.
Mr. Panuccio possesses a voice that “electrifies the audience,” wrote the Cincinnati Enquirer. His program will include a range of repertoire including Schubert’s Ave Maria, David Foster’s Thankful, and Adam’s O Holy Night. Mr. Panuccio will be accompanied by Linda Lorgus and the Unionville High School Chorale under the musical direction of Jason Throne.
For tickets please call the Unionville High School at 610.347.1600 x3111. Advance ticket purchase is highly recommended.
About Marco Panuccio:
Italian-America lyric tenor Marco Panuccio is earning sensational international acclaim from both audiences and critics. In 2012, Mr. Panuccio sang Pinkerton in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly with Grange Park Opera, Don Ruiz di Padilla in Donizetti’s Maria Padilla with Chelsea Opera Group, both in London, the title role in Harbison’s The Great Gatsby with Ensemble Parallèle, tenor soloist in Verdi’s Requiem with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, San Juan Philharmonic, Reno Philharmonic and Binghamton Philharmonic, and tenor soloist in Orff’s Carmina Burana with Leipzig MDR Sinfonieorchester.
In 2011 Mr. Panuccio sang the Duke with Grange Park Opera in which The Stage Reviews said, “Marco Panuccio’s Duke is the work of an artist.” Mr. Panuccio also performed O Holy Night ~ An Evening of Holiday Song in which the Chicago Tribune said “It was what a holiday concert should be: beautifully sung, moving, intelligent.” In 2010, Mr. Panuccio sang with the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra where the Cincinnati Enquirer hailed him saying “Panuccio served notice once again that he is a leading tenor of the first rank.” Mr. Panuccio performed Bégearss in The Ghosts of Versailles with Wexford Festival Opera in which Opera News exalted him saying “As the villain Bégearss, Mr. Panuccio gave what might well turn out to be a career-making performance.”
Upcoming performances in the 2012 season and beyond include the Italian Singer in Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier and a recital honoring the centennial of Benjamin Britten, both with Cincinnati Opera, tenor soloist in Orff’s Carmina Burana with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, tenor soloist in Verdi’s Requiem with the Lebanon Symphony Orchestra, and the American tour of Marco Panuccio Presents O Holy Night ~ An Evening of Holiday Song.
In the 2010 and 2011 Mr. Panuccio appeared as the Duke in Rigoletto with Grange Park Opera, Rodolfo in La Bohème with Lyrique-en-Mer Festival de Belle-Île France, Des Grieux in Puccini’s Manon with Opera Grand Rapids, and the title role in Bernstein’s Candide with Münchner Philharmoniker, Don José in Carmen with Opera Holland Park, Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor with Florida Grand Opera, the Electrician in Thomas Adès’s Powder Her Face with Teatro Comunale di Bologna and Teatro Rossini in Lugo, Anthony in Sweeney Todd with the Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Teatro Comunale Luciano Pavarotti a Modena, Teatro Rossini a Lugo, and Teatri Comunali di Piacenza, Alfredo in La Traviata and Manrico in Il Trovatore both with Portland SummerFest, and an Italian Gala Concert with Beijing Symphony in China.
In the 2008 Season, Mr. Panuccio made his Lyric Opera of Chicago debut as Des Grieux in Massenet’s Manon and covered Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly. Mr. Panuccio also performed Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor with Arizona Opera, Rodolfo in La Bohème with Cleveland Opera, Edgard in Lucia de Lammermoor with Cincinnati Opera, Alfredo in La Traviata with Michigan Opera Theatre, Duke in Rigoletto with New Orleans Opera, Prince Karl in The Student Prince with Nashville Opera, Verdi’s Requiem with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Honolulu Symphony.
For more information about Mr. Panuccio please visit his website at www.MarcoPanuccio.com.