Festivals & Events:
An Evening with Dennis McNeil
Award-winning tenor Dennis McNeil was 1993 National Winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. As a leading tenor at the New York City Opera, he was awarded the Richard F. Gold Career Award for his portrayal of "Mark" in their New York Stage Premiere of Michael Tippet’s "A Midsummer Marriage." He also holds first place awards from the Southern California Opera Guild and the Victor Fuchs Memorial Competition and was a recipient of the Emily Baratelli Memorial Award from the New York Opera Index. He is a Sullivan Grant Recipient, as well as a recipient of a Rex Foundation Grant from the Grateful Dead. Referring to past performances, New York Newsday said, “Dennis McNeil sang in a high sweet tenor voice, clarion in the forte passages, subtly nuanced in florid coloratura.” The London Times wrote, “Dennis McNeil had ease and warmth of voice…gorgeously swooning and heat drunk.” Dramalogue said, “McNeil has a glorious tenor voice…thankfully he knows what to do with a ballad.” A reception will begin at St. Patrick's Church at 6 p.m., followed by Dennis McNeil's performance at 7:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at St. Patrick's Church, Timberline Hardware, or by calling 310-529-8551.