Aclaimed tenor to perform with Unionville students

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Acclaimed tenor Marco Panuccio will perform with Unionville High School students at a special concert at the school, Dec. 7.

EAST MARLBOROUGH — Famed lyric tenor Marco Panuccio will share the stage with a number of Unionville High School students during a performance in the high school’s auditorium Dec. 7 as part of his December tour: ‘”O Holy Night–An Evening of Holiday Song.”  This concert tour includes performances in Texas, Ohio, Florida, and Georgia.

Panuccio at the Dec. 7 concert will be Unionville High School’s Chorale.  This select ensemble of high school vocalists will work with the soloist in a vocal performance master class prior to the performance.

Tickets are $30 ($15 for students/free for children 10 and under) and may be purchased by calling 610.347.1600 x3111 or by visiting http://uhs.ucfsd.org

About Marco Panuccio:
A lyric tenor, Panuccio has earned international acclaim from both audiences and critics. In 2012, 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, Panuccio sang the Duke with Grange Park Opera in which The Stage Reviews said, “Marco Panuccio’s Duke is the work of an artist.”  Panuccio also performed O Holy Night ~ An Evening of Holiday Song (the show he’ll be performing in Unionville) in which The Chicago Tribune said “It was what a holiday concert should be: beautifully sung, moving, intelligent.”

In 2010,  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.”  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.

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