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“Tenor Eric Ferring, a first-year member of the Ryan Center, repeatedly threatened to steal the show with his clear, fluent, always expressive singing as Ariodante’s brother Lucranio."

- CHICAGO ON THE AISLE

 

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"EXCEPTIONALLY BEAUTIFUL TENOR..."

“Current Ryan Center members are featured in the cast—Eric Ferring, whose exceptionally beautiful tenor impresses even in very fleeting roles like “A Sergeant.”

IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA, LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO

SCHMOPERA

"BEAUTIFUL VOICE...CAPABLE OF PERFECT VOCALIZATIONS"

“Brilliantly, the American tenor Eric Ferring (Tamino) sends a bright Zu Hilfe! zu Hilfe !. With his beautiful voice placement, resonating powerfully without any nasal emission, he is a decided Tamino. With a straightforward style, capable of perfect vocalizations, one is delighted in advance by the romance Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön that he sings soon with a sensibility devoid of any cleverness. A tenor to follow.”

DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE, VERBIER FESTIVAL

REMUSICA

"TENOR ERIC FERRING IS EXCEPTIONAL"

“The confirmation of a great discovery is tasted in the guise of Tamino: the tenor Eric Ferring is exceptional, strong of a cozy tone and an airy and expressive orientation of the sentence in iridescent colors. In the first scene, it reveals an interior light, a celestial candor, before the initiatory quest that awaits it.”

DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE, VERBIER FESTIVAL

OPERA ONLINE

"AN EMERGING TENOR OF CONSIDERABLE PROMISE"

“The most noteworthy solo breakthrough of the production belonged to tenor Ferring – a first-year member of the Ryan Opera Center – as Lurcanio. The bright youthfulness of his instrument and the unyielding ardor of his delivery perfectly suited the character’s impetuousness. Listen to him fervently dispatch “Il tuo sangue, ed il tuo zelo,” and you’re encountering an emerging tenor of considerable promise.”

ARIODANTE, LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO

CHICAGO TRIBUNE

"DEXTEROUS TENOR VOICE AND FLAIR FOR BAROQUE ORNAMENTATION"

“The evening’s other major find besides Miller was tenor Eric Ferring, who is only in his first year at the Ryan Opera Center and bursting with talent. With his dexterous tenor voice and flair for baroque ornamentation, he made the most of the role of Ariodante’s brother, Lurcanio.”

ARIODANTE, LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES

"A REAL FIND, POSSESSING A VIBRANT TENOR WITH JUICE"

“A first-year Ryan Center member, Eric Ferring made the most of his opportunities as Lurcanio. The Iowa native is a real find, possessing a vibrant tenor with juice and throwing off his showpiece aria, “Il tuo sangue” with impressive fire and agility.”

ARIODANTE, LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO

CHICAGO CLASSICAL REVIEW

"CLEAR, FLUENT, ALWAYS EXPRESSIVE SINGING"

“Tenor Eric Ferring, a first-year member of the Ryan Center, repeatedly threatened to steal the show with his clear, fluent, always expressive singing as Ariodante’s brother Lurcanio.”

ARIODANTE, LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO

CHICAGO ON THE AISLE

"A YOUNG SINGER TO WATCH"

“And the real find of the performance was first-year Ryan Opera Center member Eric Ferring. This young man has a florid, plaintive, juicy tenor that we’re going to hear a lot of in the future. His Lurcanio was a fully formed characterization, sung with style and verve that betrayed his young age. This is a young singer to watch!”

ARIODANTE, LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO

PARTERRE BOX

"A RICH-VOICED TENOR AND HONEST ACTOR"

“And then there is Ariodante’s handsome, good-hearted brother, Lurcanio, Eric Ferring, a rich-voiced tenor and honest actor who easily captures the forthrightness of his character.”

ARIODANTE, LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO

WTTW NEWS

"A ONE-MAN VENGEANCE MACHINE"
 

“Eric Ferring’s implacable Lurcanio morphs into a one-man vengeance machine.”

ARIODANTE, LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO

STAGE AND CINEMA

"OBVIOUS TALENT MADE HIM IDEAL FOR THE PART
 

“I also enjoyed Eric Ferring as Lurcanio, Ariodante’s brother. A combination of his youthful energy and obvious talent made him ideal for the part.”

ARIODANTE, LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO

CHICAGO THEATRE REVIEW

"COMPELLING PERFORMANCE"
 

“Lurcanio, her admirer, was a full-blooded figure in Eric Ferring’s compelling performance.”

ARIODANTE, LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO

BACHTRACK

"ERIC FERRING WAS NOTABLE"
 

“Ryan Center tenor Eric Ferring was notable as Ariodante's brother.”

ARIODANTE, LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO

CHICAGO READER

"A STUNNING AND EXTREAMLY PROMISING DEBUT"

"And first-year Ryan Opera Center member Eric Ferring made a stunning and extremely promising debut as Young Servant with his strong, beautifully clear tenor."

ELEKTRA, LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO

STAGE AND CINEMA

"AN IMPOSING YOUTHFUL TENOR"

"Among the smaller roles, first-year Ryan Opera Center member Eric Ferring served notice of an imposing youthful tenor as the Young Servant."

ELEKTRA, LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO

CHICAGO CLASSICAL REVIEW

"EXCEPTIONALLY BEAUTIFUL TENOR..."

“In [a] secondary role, Eric Ferring (Flask) [was a] standout. The tenor made the most of his vocal opportunities…and provided a moment of brief, comic relief."

MOBY DICK, PITTSBURGH OPERA

PITTSBURGH IN THE ROUND

"STANDOUT...BRING SOME MUCH NEEDED RELIEF"

"Other standouts include Eric Ferring’s Flask, [who] brings some much-needed relief from the tension of life aboard ship.”

MOBY DICK, PITTSBURGH OPERA

OPERA WIRE

"A TOUR DE FORCE PERFORMANCE... MASTERFUL"

“Tenor Eric Ferring gave a tour de force performance as the unnamed protagonist... Ferring was masterful not only in his intensity but also in projecting irony and doubt, even whimsy, as he tries to understand what has happened to him.”

ASHES AND SNOW, PITTSBURGH OPERA

CLASSICAL VOICE AMERICA

"A VOCAL OPULENCE THAT CAME AS NO SURPRISE"

"Eric Ferring, the tormented “Protagonist,” sang the role with a vocal opulence that came as no surprise. The music encompasses his finely burnished and powerful head tones and solid lower register in places and allows for occasional fortissimo and delicately delivered pianissimo passages, but for the most part lies comfortably in the middle and provides many opportunities for the display of his voice at its best. He sang the role with a compelling sympathy and a heart-rending understanding of the complex character – sometimes flat on his back or belly, and once from under a mound of bedclothes. Acting the role relies largely on facial expression and body language, and while it’s difficult to imagine a singer not being nervous during the first undertaking of such a role, it hardly showed. The audience was with him throughout, maintaining the art song recital gatherings’ tradition of total silence until the final note faded away – then burst into hearty applause, cheers and whistles. Mr. Ferring modestly attempted to share the ovation with the composer, director, musicians, and designers, and the crowd politely indulged him, but his was by far the finest achievement of the evening, and his listeners clearly wanted him to know it in no uncertain terms.”

ASHES AND SNOW, PITTSBURGH OPERA

PITTSBURGH IN THE ROUND

"HIS VOICE WAS CAPTIVATING"

Mr. Ferring’s softer dynamics were wonderfully nuanced. He created his own shades of bitterness with Mr. Cuomo’s music, which moved from gentle lyricism and folk song-like melodies (“Linden Tree” was a highlight) to more aggressive, punctuated lines (”My heart is like a sentinel” was also a standout) and back throughout.  ....his voice was captivating in its subtlety...[and] his physical acting was entirely convincing from the naked (both literally and figuratively, though he dons a pair of briefs soon after) silent scream of his opening moments to the furious rending of his pillows and the ambiguous finale.

ASHES AND SNOW, PITTSBURGH OPERA

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE

"GIFTED AND RELIABLE TENOR"

"Eric Ferring, the gifted and reliable tenor, was Ricky, a role that left the listener wanting his part to be larger. We’ll hear a lot more of the young man next month."

THE LONG WALK, PITTSBURGH OPERA

PITTSBURGH IN THE ROUND

"BRIGHT TENOR SOUND AND CANNY STAGE APTITUDE"

"Eric Ferring used his bright tenor sound and canny stage aptitude to differentiate the two smaller roles of the music teacher Don Basilio and the lawyer Don Curzio."

LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, PITTSBURGH OPERA

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE

"A PROMINENCE THAT WAS OUT OF THE ORDINARY"

"There are two tenor roles in the opera (Don Basilio and Don Curzio), each with comparatively little to do, but with both in the hands of Eric Ferring, they took on a prominence that was out of the ordinary."

LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, PITTSBURGH OPERA

PITTSBURGH IN THE ROUND

"BRIGHT, PENETRATING TENOR WAS A STANDOUT"

“In supporting roles, Eric Ferring’s bright, penetrating tenor was a standout as Scarpia’s henchman Spoletta.”

TOSCA, PITTSBURGH OPERA

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE

"BOLD PRECISION"

“Eric Ferring’s heroic tenor has an unshakeable core that brings a bold precision and control to his substantial sound.”

FLIGHT, THE BOSTON CONSERVATORY

THE BOSTON MUSICAL INTELLIGENCER

"POWERFUL AND DIRECT"

“Eric Ferring’s Tom Rakewell was likewise powerful and direct, in a part that gave more range to conflicting emotions and a dramatic display of decline, which he conveyed with distinction and subtlety.”

THE RAKES PROGRESS, THE BOSTON CONSERVATORY

THE BOSTON MUSICAL INTELLIGENCER

ERIC FERRING

Fletcher Artist Management   

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sarah@fletcherartists.com

+1 347-875-7146

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