Reviewed in the Huffington Post as a “breakout star” and “powerhouse lyric tenor”, young tenor Dominick Chenes enjoys a busy season that includes debuts with Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège as Pinkerton in Madame Butterfly, and Alfredo in La Traviata for Tokyo New National Theatre. He then returns to the Lyric Opera of Chicago for Madama Butterfly, Odyssey Opera for the Earl of Essex in Britten’s Gloriana, debuts with the Philadelphia Orchestra in concert arias, and Utah Opera for Nicias in Massenet’s Thaïs. Next season Dominick debuts Oper Leipzig in Saint Saen’s Le Barceres, returns to Lyric Opera of Chicago for Verdi’s Attila, and performs Verdi’s Requiem with the Flint Symphony Orchestra.
Most recent performances include Seattle Opera as Pinkerton in Madame Butterfly, Opera Colorado as Rodolfo in La Boheme, New Orleans Opera as Turiddu Cavalleria Rusticana, Valencia as Carlo in I Masnadieri conducted by music director Roberto Abbado, Cavaradossi in Tosca with the Reading Symphony, Musica Viva Hong Kong for Pinkerton and Rodolfo, and La Reine de Saba with Odyssey Opera.
His Lyric Opera of Chicago debut was in the role of Faust (cover). He has performed Don Jose in Carmen with Palm Beach Opera, Alfredo in La Traviata at the Pa Skaret Opera Festival in Sweden, Riccardo in Un Ballo in Maschera with Austin Lyric Opera, debuted Grand Theatre de Genevre as Iopas in Les Troyens with Maestro Dutoit, Cavaradossi in Tosca with the Minnesota Opera, Pinkerton for Austin Lyric Opera, Don Jose with Utah Opera, Rodolfo with the Welsh National Opera.
Dominick is a graduate of the Academy of Vocal Arts where he has performed Rodolfo in La Boheme conducted by Christofer Macatsoris. Other roles at AVA include Alfredo is La Traviata, Gherman in Pique Dame, and Riccardo in Un Ballo in Maschera. In 2013 he made his Alice Tully hall debut with the Licia Albanese Puccini Foundation as well as a concert for the Gerda Lissner Foundation in Zankel Hall.
In 2013 he took part in the Russian Opera Workshop in Philadelphia where sang the role of Paolo in Francesca di Rimini. While an apprentice with the Utah Symphony Opera Program in 2008 he performed in their productions of Madame Butterfly, Don Pasquale, Regina and as the Witch in Hansel and Gretel.
Dominick was awarded second prize from the Gerda Lissner Foundation, third prize from the Mario Lanza Competition and a Grant from the Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation. He was also a finalist in the Meistersinger Competition in Graz Austria in 2006 and 2007.
Recently reviewed in the Huffington Post as a “breakout star” and “powerhouse lyric tenor”