Eric Carey




"Tenor Eric Finbarr Carey, in the role of ever-optimistic Candide, was resonant, mellifluous, and deft with dramatic nuance." (Millbrook Independent)




“Tenor Eric Finbarr Carey [As Candide] was resonant, mellifluous, and deft with dramatic nuance."(Millbrook Independent) This past fall, Carey won first place in Bard Conservatory’s 2017 Concerto Competition performing Benjamin Britten’s Les Illuminations de Rimbaud, which he’ll perform in 2019 with The Orchestra Now (TŌN) and led by Maestro Leon Botstein.

The 2017-2018 season Carey will sing the roles of Tamino in scenes from Die Zauberflöte, Monsieur Vogelsang in Die Schauspieldirektor, and Excerpts of Count Almaviva from Il Barbiere di Siviglia all with the Grammy Nominated Albany Symphony, led by Maestro David Allan Miller; Messiah with Classics on Hudson; Tenor Soloist in Stravinsky’s Pulcinella, Queen’s Attendant in John Harbison’s Full Moon In March in celebration of the composers 80th Birthday, and Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass, all with the Bard Conservatory Orchestra in the Richard B. Fisher Center, led by Maestro James Bagwell. This fall he sang excerpts of Chevalier de la Force from Poulenc's Dialogues des Carmélites in a scenes program directed by Mary Birnbaum. This summer he will be a Vocal Arts Fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center, where he will sing the role of the Funeral Director in a new adaptation of Leonard Bernstein's A Quiet Place

This Past Summer Carey was a Young Artist with iSing! Suzhou, in Suzhou China, where he sang the Role of Gherardo in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi and excerpts of traditional Chinese Opera with the Suzhou Symphony Orchestra led by Maestro Jin Dong Cai and with the Amherst Early Music Festival, The Role of Osmond in Purcell’s King Arthur. He was seen this past Spring in the title role of Bernstein's Candide with The Orchestra Now (TŌN), Lukas in Haydn's Die Jahreszeiten with Bard Conservatory Orchestra, Handel's Messiah, with Classics on Hudson.

With increasing interest in curating and producing unique and inspring projects and recitals, Carey alongside his colleagues produced a highly successful concert titled "Music For Folks" which was an eclectic evening of Vocal Music with emphasis on the folk idiom, spanning from Bob Dylan to Britten. He recently curated another evening of Irish Folk music with two frequent collaborator's, Violinist/Fiddle player Scot Moore, and pianist Bethany Pietroniro. 

Passionate about new music and living works, Carey sang the premiere of John Luther Adam’s Little Cosmic Dust Poem at the Morgan Library in April 2017, in the same month he took first prize in the Sparks and Wiry Cries Song Slam Competition, hosted by Tom Cipullo performing the piece ‘In New York’ by Whitney E. George, which was written for him. Carey sang the role of Edgar Allen Poe in the world premiere of Michael Rickelton's No Balm in Gilead at Peabody Opera, and the role of Caliban in Douglas Buchanan's opera, Ariel's Tempest with Peabody outreach opera.

In the 2015-16 season Carey's appeared as Gobrias in Boito's Nerone with the Bard Music Festival and the American Symphony Orchestra, under Maestro Leon Botstein; Ensemble Singer at the Verbier Festival under conductors Charles Dutoit, and Gabor Takacs Nagy, Bach Mass in B minor with Bach in Baltimore, Handel Messiah with South Shore Symphony and Tantale in Charpentier's La descente d'Orphée aux Enfers with Baltimore Baroque. In fall of 2015, Mr. Carey was again the tenor soloist for Bach’s Magnificat, and Höchsterwünschtes Fruendenfest (BWV 194) with Bach in Baltimore, and the tenor soloist in Händel’s Messiah, with St. Agnes Cathedral Chorale.

In the 2014-15 season Mr. Carey made his debut as the tenor soloist in Bach’s Mass in B minor with Bach in Baltimore, Bach’s Wachet Auf, and Brahm’s Liebeslieder Walzer, with the St. Cecilia Concert Series.

2012-2013 season saw him in the Roles of L'Aumônier and 1er Commissaire in Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmelites, Thisby in Britten’s A Midsummer Nights Dream with Peabody Opera Theater. On the concert stage, he was the tenor soloist for Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle with Concert Artists of Baltimore, Mozart’s Vesperae Solennes de Confessore and Davidde Penitente with The St. Cecilia Concert Series, Baltimore. Past performances include Bernstein's Chichester psalms with the Concert Artists of Baltimore and Peabody Orchestras, Mozart's Vesperae Solennes de Confessore, Schubert's Mass no. 6 with Peabody Concert Orchestra and Haydn's Harmoniemesse with St. Marks Church, Baltimore.

Carey is a graduate of The Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, with a degree in Vocal Performance and Music Business minor. He currently studies with Lorraine Nubar, and a member of Bards Vocal Arts Program (‘18).



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