John Bernard Tenor
Chorus of the Opera

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The American Tenor John Bernard is reputed for his talents as a performer in repertoire ranging from Baroque music to Bel Canto and musical comedy. He has interpreted the roles of Ferrando in Così fan tutte with American Landmark Productions, Belmonte in Il Seraglio with the Liederkranz Opera Theater in New York, Henrik in A Little Night Music with Light Opera Oklahoma and Lindoro in An Italian Girl in Algiers at the Dicapo Opera Theater in New York. He has also sung Mozart’s Mass in C with the Choir of Avray and the Verdi Requiem with Greenwich Choral Society. He has performed at the Théâtre du Châtelet, Glimmerglass Opera, Sarasota Opera, Utah Opera, El Paso Opera, Toledo Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, Boston Academy of Music, Jacksonville Lyric Opera, American Opera Projects, Ohio Light Opera, Maine Grand Opera, Boston Academy of Music and Longwood Opera in roles such as Nemorino, Fenton, Tamino, Count Almaviva, Prince Ramiro, Tybalt, Laurie (Little Women), Camille (The Merry Widow), Don Basilio (Marriage of Figaro), Fernando (Goyescas), Frederic (The Pirates of Penzance), Marco (The Gondoliers), Prince Hilarion (Princess Ida), John Box (Cox and Box by Sullivan) and Perchik (Fiddler on the Roof). John Bernard has also performed in oratorio: Judas in Handel’s Judas Maccabaeus with the Saint Andrew’s Music Society and Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle at Saint Thomas’s Church on 5th Avenue. He has been invited to perform with numerous American orchestras and choirs and is a member of the Paris Opera Chorus.

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