Name: Bernard Holcomb
What is your current project? Whiskey Pants: The Mayor of Williamsburg
Where are you performing your show and why is it a good fit for your production?
HERE Arts Center. The space is a perfect for interacting with the audience, which is a big part of this show.
What’s next for you?
I’ll be heading out to California to perform in an opera based on the story of Tristan and Isolde.
What is the name of the last show you saw?
Motown The Musical
Any advice for your peers?
Worry is a waste of time. Listen to wise council but in the end always follow your inner compass.
In demand Tenor Bernard Holcomb is quickly establishing himself as a promising operatic talent. Katy Walsh of Chicago Theater Beat said it best: “Although everyone [at Lyric Opera of Chicago] can sing, Holcomb reminds us why we come to the Lyric.” In the 2016/17 season Mr. Holcomb returned to Chicago Opera Theater as Tristan in Frank Martin’s Le Vin Herbé, debuted the role of Rossini’s Otello in NYC, and made his debut at the Dresden Semperoper in The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. A recent alumnus of the Lyric Opera’s Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center, Bernard performed such roles as Ernesto (Don Pasquale) and Rodolfo (La bohème) during his time there. Mr. Holcomb was also featured as a soloist with Renée Fleming and Sir Patrick Stewart in Second City’s Guide to the Opera. During his Lyric tenure, Mr. Holcomb appeared on the main stage as the Young Servant (Strauss’ Elektra), Captain of the Crossbowmen (Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra), Notary (Donizetti’s Don Pasquale) and Nathanael (Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann). Bernard also covered major roles in Massenet’s Werther, Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, and Verdi’s Rigoletto.
DATES: September 28 – October 28; Wednesday – Saturday at 8:30PM/Saturdays & Sundays at 4:00PM
VENUE: HERE, 145 6th Ave. (Enter on Dominick, 1 Block South of Spring); For Tickets & Information: visit here.org or call 212-352-3101
TICKETS: $35/$50; http://here.org/shows/detail/1938/