Dominick Chenes


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Dominick Chenes

“Dominick Chenes’ Rodolfo, whose remarkable stamina, vocal range, and dramatic capabilities pulled the show together into a compelling dramatic arc. His fragile relationship with Mimi was complex and yet, by the end, movingly simple…”
– Bachtrack La Boheme, Welsh National Opera

Dominick Chenes

Reviewed in the Huffington Post as a “breakout star” and “powerhouse lyric tenor”, Dominick Chenes began the 2023-24 season as Pinkerton in Boston Lyric Opera’s Madama Butterfly. Other engagements last season included Pollione in Norma with the Boston Youth Symphony, the title role of Hoffmann in Les Contes d’Hoffmann for Palm Beach Opera, and Nicias in Thaïs for Utah Opera.  Engagements in 2024-25 include his house debut as Pollione for Oper Leipzig, Cavaradossi with the New Orleans Opera, Turiddu with Opera Orlando, Erik in Wagner’s Der Fliegende Hollander with Oper im Steinbruch,  and a return to the Metropolitan Opera as Greenhorn in Moby Dick (cover).

Dominick’s most recent engagements include Cavaradosi in Tosca for the Metropolitan Opera (cover), his role debut as Canio in I Pagliacci for the Sacramento Philharmonic, a return to Seattle Opera for Alfredo in La Traviata, a return to the Lyric Opera of Chicago for the title role of Don Carlos (cover), Pollione in Norma for Musica Viva Hong Kong, the Verdi Requiem for the Reading Symphony, and Don José in Carmen for Palm Beach Opera.

Dominick has performed Pinkerton for Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège, Seattle Opera, Austin Lyric Opera, and the Lyric Opera of Chicago (cover), Alfredo for Tokyo New National Theatre, and the Pa Skaret Opera Festival in Sweden, Cavaradossi for Seattle Opera, Reading Symphony, Minnesota Opera, San Francisco Opera (cover) and Lyric Opera of Chicago (cover), Don Jose for Utah Opera, and Las Vegas Opera, Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana for New Orleans Opera, Carlo in I Masnadieri conducted by Maestro Roberto Abbado for the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia, Adoniran in La Reine de Saba with Odyssey Opera, Riccardo in Un Ballo in Maschera with Austin Lyric Opera, debuted Grand Theatre de Genevre as Iopas in Les Troyens with Maestro Dutoit, and Rodolfo in La Boheme with Opera Colorado, Musica Viva Hong Kong, and the Welsh National Opera.

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.