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’ recent engagements include debuts with Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège as Pinkerton in Madame Butterfly, Alfredo in La Traviata for Tokyo New National Theatre, Cavaradossi in Tosca for Seattle Opera, and Pollione in Norma for Musica Viva Hong Kong.

This season he joined the San Francisco Opera and Lyric Opera of Chicago for Tosca (cover), Palm Beach Opera as Don Jose in Carmen, Las Vegas Opera for Cavaradossi, and returned to the Reading Symphony for Verdi’s Requiem. Future engagements include Tosca at the Metropolitan Opera (cover),  a return to the Lyric Opera of Chicago for Don Carlos (cover), and Pollione for Opera Leipzig.

Recent seasons saw Mr. Chenes at Seattle Opera as Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, New Orleans Opera as Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana, Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia as Carlo in I Masnadieri conducted by Maestro Roberto Abbado, Cavaradossi with the Reading Symphony, and Adoniran in La Reine de Saba with Odyssey Opera.

He has performed 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 Lopas in Les Troyens with Maestro Dutoit, Cavaradossi in Tosca with the Minnesota Opera, Pinkerton in Madam Butterfly for Austin Lyric Opera, 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.