The Ten Tenors to Sing in Los Angeles at Pantages Theatre

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What is sexier than “The Three Tenors?” How about ten of them?

Australia’s most debonair musical export, THE TEN TENORS deliver a dynamic mix of vocal power — ranging from high-tone opera, to jazz, to modern and classic pop – with a stylized flair that leaves audiences breathless.

Now the internationally-acclaimed, hip-and-happening musical sensation that has been melting hearts all over the world will return to North America this fall on the heels of their all new release with the London Philharmonic, “Here’s To The Heroes,” (WB/Rhino). THE TEN TENORS will bring their lavish celebration of vocal power to the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood for 16 performances only, October 24 – November 5, 2006.

“Here’s To The Heroes” was recorded by five time Oscar winner John Barry – whose film scores include Dances With Wolves, Goldfinger and Out Of Africa – at the legendary Abbey Road Studios, in London.

The Los Angeles opening night will benefit AIDS Project Los Angeles. On Sunday, October 15th, just nine days before their L.A. opening, “The Ten Tenors” will help jump-start this year’s AIDS Walk Los Angeles, singing “Here’s To The Heroes” in salute to the walkers just prior to the event kick-off. Last year, over 25,000 participants in AIDS Walk Los Angeles raised in excess of $4.2 million to support AIDS Project Los Angeles. This year, purchase selected tickets to the Opening Night Benefit Performance at the Pantages Theatre on Tuesday October 24th at 8pm and for each ticket purchased THE TEN TENORS will donate $20 to AIDS Walk Los Angeles.

The ensemble for THE TEN TENORS features Craig Atkinson, Shannon Brown, Drew Graham, Craig Hendry, David Kidd, Liam McLachlan, Dion Molinas, Stewart Morris, Adrian Phillips, Jason Short, and Jeff Teale.

THE TEN TENORS have been seen by over 77 million people, on four continents, selling out shows and winning hearts with their unmistakable charm, camaraderie and vocal prowess in opera, pop, rock, and more. From arias to ABBA, their unique style is an unparalleled fusion of artistry, musicianship and comedy. Tthe classically-trained, all-Australian singing sensation have toured a schedule with sold-out performances in Europe, Asia and their native Australia; appearing alongside such artists as Rod Stewart, Andrea Boccelli, Alanis Morissette, Willie Nelson and many others.

THE TEN TENORS met while pursuing opera studies at University. Performing together in operas, recitals, and concerts, they shared camaraderie like college friends from any discipline. After performing at corporate galas through their university days, these mates finally did what they’d always joked about – they created a show full of laughs, fun, cheeky camaraderie, and most incredibly, truly beautiful music. When they hit the road, it was a risk, since they were self-funded and were absent without leave from the Opera School. Their shows kept growing and growing, with relentless touring through the Australian outback honing the group’s music and comedy skills.

Dion Molinas, “the gay tenor,” has toured with the Ten Tenors since 1997 and helped build the group to what it is today. “In the beginning we did mainly corporate functions, and it wasn’t as structured with tours and such. Sometimes we only had 24 hours notice before a concert. You never knew when you would do a gig… it was slightly Mission Impossible! Today, even with the structure, we still have a lot of fun. We work very well as a group.”

For Dion, as well as other Tenors, working with major stars has been creatively rewarding. “Working with John Barry, an iconic film composer, was a very flattering and humbling experience. We learned so much in the way music is arranged and performed, and he was open to how we performed. Aside from singing at the Emmy’s last year, we have met some wonderful celebrities… we even sang for John Travolta!”

“It’s an unusual combination of voices, traditionally speaking,” says Steven Baker, the group’s Musical Director GO West Hollywood GO WEHO LGBT Entertainment News and Industry

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