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Brendan Tuohy brings a wonderful voice & great wit to Ferrando.

American tenor Brendan Tuohy has been praised by The Cincinnati Post for his “big, bold tenor edged with silver” and he continues to move audiences both in the states and overseas.

Brendan most recently returned to his home state of Washington to perform Albert in Benjamin Britten's comedic opera Alebert Herring. Tuohy spent the majority of the 2014-2015 season performing with several companies in France. He performed his role debut of Tito in Mozart’s final operatic masterpiece La Clemenza di Tito and Idomeneo in Mozart's Idomeneo with Opéra Orchestre National de Montpellier. He also did several performances singing Diomede in Cavalli’s recently rediscovered opera Elena with l’Opéra d’Angers-Nantes and l’Opéra de Rennes. This role has been a staple for him the past two seasons after he performed it with Festival d’Aix en Provence in the summer of 2013.

Tuohy in 2013 and 2014 when not in Europe had the opportunity to sing Male Chorus with the Vespertine Opera, he made his hometown Tacoma Opera debut as Alfredo Germont in La Traviata. he made his Opera Memphis debut as Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore, he sang Ferrando in Cosí fan tutte with Vashon Opera, and was the tenor soloist in Oregon Symphony’s and Seattle Symphony’s sold out performances of Beethoven’s 9th symphony.

As a former member of the Houston Grand Opera Studio program, Tuohy had several opportunities to perform with this amazing company. Tuohy performed the roles of Conte Almaviva in HGO’s new production of Il barbiere di Siviglia, 1st Prisoner in Fidelio, Brighella in Ariadne auf Naxos, Ferrando in Così fan tutte, Goro in Madama Butterfly, Tchaplitsky and the Major Domo in Tchaikovsky’s Pique Dame, and made his debut with the company as the 1st Noble in Wagner’s Lohengrin.

Tuohy completed his academic training at the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music (CCM) with a Masters Degree in Vocal Performance. In 2008, he had the honor of singing and competing in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Semi Finals in New York.

Brendan is very excited to be making his company debut and role debut as Peter Quint in The Turn of the Screw with Eugene Opera. He will then sing the tenor Soloist in Handel's Messiah with City Opera Ballet and the Tacoma Symphony and closeout the year singing the tenor soloist in Beethoven's 9th Symphony with the Oregon Symphony's Ode to Joy: New Year's Celebration in Portland.