Tenor Errin Duane Brooks to Tribute Enrico Caruso and Mario Lanza in Recital

By Logan Martell

On August 5, 2021, tenor Errin Duane Brooks will perform a concert of arias in tribute to the anniversaries of the death of Enrico Caruso and the birth of Mario Lanza.

Presented by Classical Movements as part of their “Sounds of Hope & Harmony” series, the concert will be Brooks’ first time performing in the Washington D.C. area, at the historic Rectory on Princess Street in Old Town, Alexandria. The program will include selections from works such as “Turandot,” “Rigoletto,” “Carmen,” “I Pagliacci,” “Madama Butterfly,” and more.

The tenor made his Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center Theatre debuts in 2019, as well as the Metropolitan Opera’s Grammy Award-winning production of “Porgy & Bess” before the pandemic closed theaters.

“After presenting over 200 artists of the highest caliber, from rising stars to internationally-acclaimed soloists, we are so proud to be presenting such a major artist in his very first appearance in the area,” Classical Movements President Neeta Helms said in a press release. “From the beginning, performers and audiences have told us how much these performances mean to them – not only as the only live performance opportunities until recently, but as an utterly unique and enchanting experience by any measure. We are delighted to be offering audiences an opportunity to experience this remarkable singer in such an intimate setting, before they hear Errin Duane Brooks on the world’s great opera stages.”