Australian Sensation The Ten Tenors Return to Central Georgia
In February 2006, the platinum-selling, internationally acclaimed phenomenon, The Ten Tenors sold out two shows at The Grand Opera House, a performing arts center of Mercer University, as part of The Grand’s 2005-2006 Broadway Series. On Thursday, Nov. 15, this musical tour de force returns to Central Georgia for a special encore performance, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at The Grand Opera House. Tickets are $36 and can be purchased through Mercer Ticket Sales at (478) 301-5470 or online at thegrand.mercer.edu.
The Ten Tenors have captivated audiences around the world with the group's trademark, “Opera without the Boring Bits.” Formed in Brisbane, Australia, in 1995 while still university students studying for opera careers, The Ten Tenors mounted their first full-length show in 1998 and set out on an extensive Australian tour during that academic year. The group leapt to international attention in 2002 as the surprise guest artists at the Eurovision Grand Prix de la Chanson held in Kiel, Germany. Further European and Asian countries followed and in 2003 they made their U.S. debut. Their live show has been winning over audiences around the world ever since.
Nowadays, The Ten Tenors circle the globe ten months of the year, performing around 250 shows on five different continents around the world. Their unique style is an unparalleled fusion of artistry, musicianship and comedy combined with their unmistakable charm, camaraderie and vocal prowess in opera, pop, rock and more.
In typical Australian manner, The Ten Tenors never take themselves too seriously, so while they are capable of singing dramatic, moving ballads, they can also cut loose with an ABBA, Bee Gees or Beach Boys song in their live shows, even throwing in some choreographed dance moves to make the performance as much fun for them as for their audiences. Their spellbinding rendition of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” is enough to bring down the house every time.
For more information about The Ten Tenors or to download samples of their music, visit www.thetentenors.com or www.myspace.com/thetentenors.