International Tenors perform an unforgettable show

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The International Tenors put on quiet the show Tuesday evening in the Ashmore Auditorium.  Applauses and “bravo’s” flooded every corner of the building. Such a reaction to the tenors was well deserved.

The International Tenors performed a large variety of music from classic opera arias to pop performances. They even performed tributes to the three arguably greatest tenors of all time: Enrico Caruso, Mario Lanza, and Luciana Pavarotti.

“The Tenors performance was superb,” Rhoda Moya, box office manager and Lyceum assistant, said. “They sang a good variety of music and they received a lot of ‘bravo!’ yells and a standing ovations.”

Moya played a large part in coordinating this event and making it all possible

“I contact the artist’s agent and they mail a contract and I send it for approval,” Moya said. “Typically, I pick up artists when they fly into town, but Mitch Seekins drove from Canada to Florida and he picked up the other two tenors.”

The three tenors, Michael Toby, Derrell Hicks, and Mitch Seekins, were all able to showcase their impressive voices with complicated solos.

Toby sang “Una Furtiva Lagrima” first, then Hicks sang “Ach! So Fromm”, and last but certainly not least Seekins performed “Romanza.” All three of these solos were passionately and brilliantly executed.

The tenors have performed in well recognized and prestigious pieces such as West Side Story, Sweeney Todd, Handel’s Messiah, Puccini’s Tosca, Madama Butterfly, and La Traviata.

Not only were the tenors extremely talented and proficient in their genera of music, they were also very personable. Throughout the performance they showed what a great sense of humor all three of them possess.

“They were very nice and came out front after the performance to sign autographs and posed for pictures with patrons,” Moya said.

PJC did a wonderful job selecting the tenors as part of a diverse musical line-up.

“The Lyceum Committee chose the Tenors,” Moya said. “They came as part of the Lyceum Series events. We try to keep the acts diverse.”

The International Tenors is an event that will be well remembered by all who attended.

“The event was well received and The International Tenors were a hit,” Moya said.