The Texas Tenors
You may remember The Texas Tenors from America’s Got Talent. Since the trio’s appearance in 2009, their live ticket sales have made them the most successful touring group in the show’s history. They have released five studio albums, two PBS specials, four DVDs, singles and an award-winning children’s book and in 2019, they were Billboard Magazine’s Number 10 Classical Artists. The Tenors recently were included among the Top 50 acts in the world and the only vocal group from the United States to appear on NBC’s America’s Got Talent: The Champions. Their most recent album, Outside the Lines, is an eclectic mix of music ranging from country to rock opera as they stretch traditional genre boundaries.
The three tenors: John Hagen, Marcus Collins and JC Fisher, are all classically trained, versatile performers who have appeared at the White House National Tree Lighting ceremony, the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular and the Congressional Medal of Honor ceremony, but their most rewarding moments are the times spent at each concert honoring the nation’s veterans.
John Hagen has been described as “astonishing, a superb tenor of deep musicality.” He made his Lincoln Center debut in Teatro Grattacielo’s mounting of Mascagni’s tragic opera, Guglielmo Ratcliff. He has performed a wide array of operatic roles ranging from Alfredo in La Traviata to Otello in that opera for the Cleveland Opera on tour. He is highly regarded for his performances of the Verdi Requiem and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, having performed these works with more than a dozen symphonies across the United States. He was a finalist in the New Jersey Opera Association of Verismo Opera competition, held at Carnegie Hall, and was a Metropolitan Opera audition regional finalist.
Marcus Collins began performing at the age of 4. He first learned to sing by emulating his favorite artists, including Garth Brooks, George Michael, and Freddie Mercury before receiving classical training in college. He has performed throughout the world on cruise ships and in numerous stage productions, including a performance in Times Square with the cast of Hairspray. Beyond music, he has appeared in more than 100 episodes of network television and 25 films and has recurring roles on One Life to Live and As the World Turns.
JC Fisher has entertained audiences around the world for the past 15 years. In high school he had a passion for sports and enjoyed singing in church. He discovered a deeper love for singing at Wichita State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in music. He has performed a variety of operatic roles including Rodolfo in La Boheme and Tamino in The Magic Flute and was even Miss America’s duet partner at the 1997 Miss Kansas pageant. After college, JC traveled to Lucca, Italy, where he sang in the Puccini Festival under the direction of maestro Lorenzo Malfatti. He created a home base in Texas and then sailed the world on over 75 cruise ships as a guest entertainer. This allowed him to create a show featuring many different genres of music with world-class arrangements, and led to the formation of The Texas Tenors. They’ve been killing it ever since.
Come hear gorgeous music performed by three gorgeous guys. It’s a feast for the ears and the eyes.