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Asitha Tennekoon


Sri Lankan tenor Asitha Tennekoon is a Graduate of Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University and Glenn Gould School of Music, and has already established himself as a singer of remarkable versatility, across a wide range of repertoire spanning centuries and genres. Asitha won the Dora Award for his starring role in Tapestry opera’s The Rocking Horse Winner, earning praise for his “ …silky, emotional presence on stage – both vocally and dramatically”. Asitha recently made his debut with Opera de Montreal in Champion, starred in the title role of Le Chanteur de Mexico with Opera Bouffe du Quebec, sang Polidoro in Scarlatti’s Erminia in New York and Washington with Opera Lafayette, and understudied the title role in Rossini’s Count Ory with Edmonton Opera. Canadian concert highlights for Asitha include Evangelist in Bach’s St. John Passion with Ottawa Choral Society, Messiah with Elmer Iseler Singers, Bach’s Magnificat with Thirteen Strings and St. Matthew Passion with Grand Philharmonic Choir and Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Asitha sang in the world premiere of Dean Burry/ Yvette Nolans’s Shanawdithit , a co-production with Tapestry Opera and Opera on the Avalon, in St. John’s, Newfoundland.