- Featured: Eric Blomquist
- Release Date: 9/23/2003
Heldentenor Eric Blomquist is quickly establishing himself as a major artist. His heroic voice has delighted audiences in such diverse roles as Loge in Das Rheingold, Herodes in Salome, Siegmund in Die Walküre, Titus in Mozart's La Clemenza di Tito, and as Prince Danilo in Lehar's The Merry Widow. Other operatic appearances include roles in Ariadne auf Naxos, Das Rheingold, and Die Zauberflöte. No stranger to Twentieth Century Opera, Eric has also appeared as Satyvan in Holst's Savitri, and as the Reverend Pollard in the New York premiere of American composer Stephen Paulus' opera The Village Singer. In the Concert Hall, Eric has been heard as Parsifal in Act II of Parsifal, as well as, the Tenor Soloist in Handel's The Messiah, Bach's The Christmas Oratorio, Honneger's Le Roi David, and Mendelssohn's Elijah. As a recitalist, Eric has specialized in the Lieder of Schubert, Schumann, and Loewe, which he studied with noted accompanist David Garvey. Martin Bernheimer of The London Financial Times praised his Herod as 'Delightfully Lecherous' and Anthony Tommasini of The New York Times called his singing 'Fully Professional'. Eric's work has also been featured on the acclaimed PBS program City Arts.
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