The Carolina Opry will become The Carolina “Opera,” at least for one night, in one of the most anticipated concert events of the year on the Grand Strand. Making its North American tour debut, Five Irish Tenors will appear at the nationally acclaimed concert venue on Sunday, Jan. 22, for a single performance at the Calvin Gilmore Theater in Myrtle Beach.
Guests at Long Bay Resort, located only a couple of miles from The Carolina Opry complex, can experience the best of both worlds by spending a relaxing weekend in luxury on the Myrtle Beach oceanfront while also taking in the unique Irish tenor concert experience. Prime seats at the small venue are in high demand for this international show, so book your room and tickets now and get ready to be blown away – both by the talent onstage and the amazing accommodations and amenities at Long Bay.
Responding to popular demand to bring their show to this side of the Atlantic Ocean, Five Irish Tenors is finally taking their act overseas to give Americans a chance to see what all the fuss is about. The group will perform a selection of Ireland's most familiar songs and operatic arias, as solos and in combinations of duets, trios, quartets and quintets. Among the many pieces to be performed are Irish classics like “Down by the Salley Gardens” and “She Moved Through the Fair,” as well as operatic arias “O Mio Rimorso” and “Il Mio Tesoro” – just to name a few.
Fusing the act with some sharp Irish wit and charm to appeal to a broader audience, Five Irish Tenors expect to mesmerize crowds much like they have throughout their tours of Europe and beyond. Putting their own unique spin on classics like “Danny Boy” and “Will Ye Go Lassie Go,” the ensemble cast spins a web of musical mastery to delight fans of all tastes, even those who never envisioned themselves attending an operatic performance. A love for music is all you need to get it.
Following in the footsteps of the legendary Irish tenor John McCormack, the cast of the “Voices of Ireland” consists of a collection of talented singers with their own unique sound. The quintet includes Morgan Crowley (Luciano Pavarotti and John McCormack award recipient), Ciarán Kelly (known as the “Mozart Irish Tenor”), Alan Leech (who has performed at the White House), George Hutton (who has performed at the Royal Albert Hall in London and the National Concert Hall in Dublin), and David Martin (lead tenor in a variety of major productions, including “The Lily of Killarney” and “The Gypsy Baron”). Joining the act is pianist, composer and arranger Feargal Murray (award-winning musician for the Royal Shakespeare Company).
If you can't make it for this show, The Carolina Opry hosts a variety of showcases throughout the year. Starting Jan. 27 and running throughout the spring and summer, “Time Warp” delivers some of the greatest hits from the 1960s, '70s and '80s to get audience members of all ages dancing in the aisles. The award-winning show “TCO” returns to extend its three-decade run, with new faces and songs to keep the lineup fresh. The “Thunder & Light” dance and laser show is a real crowd-pleaser. For information about shows, or to book your tickets to Five Irish Tenors, visit www.thecarolinaopry.com.