Saturdays at 4:00 pm
A newly minted Chicagoan, Eric Owens is one of the most important and sought-after American opera singers working today. The series, Eric on Opera will focus on vocal and orchestral music, with Eric playing selections by his biggest influences, exploring different themes in opera, and inviting special guests from the opera world to join him in the studio.
Eric Owens Bio
A native of Philadelphia, Mr. Owens began his musical training as a pianist at the age of six, followed by formal oboe study at age eleven under Lloyd Shorter of the Delaware Symphony and Louis Rosenblatt of the Philadelphia Orchestra. He studied voice while an undergraduate at Temple University, and then as a graduate student at the Curtis Institute of Music. He currently studies with Armen Boyajian. He serves on the Board of Trustees of both the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts and Astral Artistic Services. He has been chosen by Lyric Opera of Chicago to star in their major production of Wagner’s Ring Cycle coming up in 2020 (starting with one opera at a time in 2016) as Wotan, one of the massive roles in opera. He’s the first African American artist-in-residence of the NY Philharmonic, and is a rare African American star in the classical music world.