Eric Ferring Tenor

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Born in Dubuque, Iowa, Eric Ferring graduated from Drake University with his Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance and The Boston Conservatory with his Master of Music in Opera Performance. He is also a graduate of the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Ryan Opera Center and the Pittsburgh Opera Resident Artist Program. He was an Apprentice Singer at the Santa Fe Opera, where he obtained the Richard Tucker Memorial Scholarship grant in 2017. He also took part in the Aix-en-Provence Festival Academy and the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis’s Gerdine Young Artist Program. He also won a Fonds Richard Gaddes for Young Artists’ grant and was a member of the Wolf Trap Opera’s Studio Artist.

He won the 2022 Fondation George London award and the First Prize of the Gerda Lissner Foundation International Voice Competition. Previous engagements include his role debut as Lurcanio (Ariodante) at the Lyric Opera Chicago and Tamino (The Magic Flute) at the Verbier Festival. With the Pittsburgh Opera, he performed the roles of Protagoniste (Ashes & Snow) and Nemorino (L’elisir d’amore). He also sang Ricky (The Long Walk) and Señor Alcalde (The Summer King). During the 2021/22 season, he performed Beppe (Paillasse) at Lyric Opera Chicago and made his debut as Pong (Turandot) at Metropolitan Opera New York.

Other appearances in New York include Tamino, Arturo (Lucia di Lammermoor) and a Royal Herald (Don Carlos). In summer 2022, he recorded an album entitled “No Choice but Love” for Lexicon Classics. He performed Beethoven’s 9th Symphony at the Spoleto Festival and made his Santa Fe Opera debut as Fenton (Falstaff). In the 2022/23 season, he makes his debut at the Opéra national du Rhin as Tamino, and is back to Opéra de Rouen to sing Lysandre (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) and sings a recital at the Drake University.

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