3 Redneck Tenors
Sunday October 22, 2017/
The 3 Redneck Tenors are a “new breed” in the world of tenors! Matthew Lord, Blake Davidson and Jonathan Fruge star in this musical comedy that features classically-trained veteran artists and brings a unique combination of down-home laughs and big city music. It’s Duck Dynasty meets Carnegie Hall! Written by opera-veteran Matthew Lord, with arrangements by award-winning composer Craig Bohmler, the 3 Redneck Tenors have been thrilling audiences since 2006.
A native of California, Matthew Lord is recognized as a versatile performing artist with a voice capable of encompassing repertoire ranging from the 18th Century to the contemporary compositions of today. His stage work is consistently praised for its naturalness, intensity, and commitment. Additionally, Lord has performed in nearly every major opera house in the United States. He made his New York Metropolitan Opera debut in January 2004 in Boris Godunov. Lord also performed in the Hamburg, Germany production of Andrew Lloyd Weber’s Phantom of the Opera as Piangi. Lord’s other credentials include performances with the Detroit Symphony, the Juilliard Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony and Santa Fe Symphony to name a few. He is a proud graduate of the prestigious Juilliard Opera Center.
Blake Davidson is an award-winning singer who has performed all over the world in various operas, symphony’s, and musical theatre productions. He has performed in solo concerts at NYU, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and the Tokyo Opera House. Davidson has performed with the Anchorage Opera, the Dallas Opera, the Dallas Symphony (and is a featured soloist on their Christmas CD), the Fort Worth Symphony, and the Florida Orchestra. Performances outside the US include Auckland Philharmonia (New Zealand) and the Filharmonico de Jalisco (Guadalajara, Mexico). Early in his career he was seen off-Broadway at 2nd Stage, and appeared as the ringmaster for the Shrine Circus.
Jonathan Frugé has been hailed as “always funny”, “always good for a smile”, and “gripping” in his vocal performances. A native of Lubbock, Texas, Jonathan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Performance and a Masters of Music in Vocal Performance from Texas Tech University. Frugé's credits include choral and solo performances at Carnegie Hall with the New York City Chamber Orchestra, Walt Disney Concert Hall, and Meyerson Symphony Center of Dallas. Prior to joining the 3 Redneck Tenors, Jonathan performed more than 20 leading roles, 3 original premiers, 4 regional tours, multiple concert appearances, and debuted the role of “Billy Bob” in the first licensed production of The 3 Redneck Tenors.