Tenor John Tiranno has been called a “clear-voiced tenor” and has had his singing called “ardent and mellifluous” by The New York Times. Recent and upcoming engagements include the world premiere of Gisle Kverndokk’s opera Upon this handful of Earth (a co-production between Sacred Music in a Sacred Space and the New York Opera Society), Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 (Oratorio Society of New York), Beethoven’s 9th Symphony (Greenwich Village Orchestra), Handel’s Messiah (Worcester Chorus) and Haydn’s Missa Cellensis (Riverside Choral Society).
2015 performances included Berlioz's Requiem (La Jolla Symphony & Chorus), Bach's B minor Mass (Sacred Music in a Sacred Space in New York City), Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle (The Dessoff Choirs), Richard Strauss' Deutsche Motette (Musica Sacra), and recitals at King Abdullah University of Science & Technology in Jedda, Saudi Arabia.
Additional international appearances include his European debut in Rome singing the Saint Saëns Requiem (Festival Internazionale di Musica e Arte Sacra), his South American debut in São Paulo singing Mozart’s Missa in C (at Auditório Ibirapuera), and Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 in Ontario, Canada (Brott Music Festival). World premiere performances include creating two additional roles for Kverndokk - Trouble in Max and Moritz and the Man in the Mirror in Supersize Girl (both with New York Opera Society), as well as singing the world premiere of Gregory Walker’s The Passion According to St. Toscanini (Boulder Philharmonic).
Other credits include the Mozart’s Requiem and U.S. premiere of Juraj Filas’ Oratio Spei – Requiem (Sacred Music in a Sacred Space), Handel’s Messiah (Dayton Philharmonic), Paul Moravec’s The Blizzard Voices (Oratorio Society of New York), Bach’s St. John Passion (with Kent Tritle at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine), Frederic in Pirates of Penzance (Opera Roanoke), the roles of Moussah and Ferkamnat in Fervaal (American Symphony Orchestra), Lord Tolloller in Iolanthe (Nashville Opera), Il Maestro delle Acque in La Nave (Teatro Grattacielo), and Beppe in Pagliacci (New York Grand Opera).
(All publicity photos taken by Joshua South Photography)
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