August 28, 2008

Promising Tenor Raises the Roof

TENOR Dean Power gave the performance of his life at the festival launch, singing the Handel aria Forte E Lieto Amore.

The 22-year-old, who is to start a masters course at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, is representing the Opera Theatre Company, which will be performing in the festival.

He said: "I've been singing for about eight years and it's really exciting and nerveracking to be chosen to be here today." Dean is on the Opera Theatre Company's young artists programme for the next year and will be supporting their festival performance of Debussy's opera Pelleas and Melisande from October 24 to 26.

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