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Keiron Cooke

Keiron Cooke

Associate Director
Will Pate

Will Pate

Associate Artist Manager


Management with Askonas Holt for Europe, Asia & Australasia General Management: Fletcher Artists

About Eric

Eric Ferring's recent engagements have included Tamino (The Magic Flute), Arturo (Lucia di Lammermoor), Pong (Turandot) and Royal Herald (Don Carlo) for The Metropolitan Opera, New York; Lurcanio (Ariodante) for the Opéra national de Paris and the Lyric Opera of Chicago; Lysander (A Midsummer Night's Dream) for the Opéra de Rouen Normandie; Fenton (Falstaff) in Santa Fe and Tamino for the Opéra national du Rhin.

In the 2023/24 season Eric returns to the Opéra de Rouen Normandie as Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni), makes his debut with the Opéra de Lille in the same role, his debut at the Glyndebourne Festival as Camille, Count de Rosillon in a new production of The Merry Widow and sings Grimoaldo (Rodelinda) in an international concert tour with The English Concert and Harry Bicket.

Ferring recently released his debut solo album with pianist Madeline Slettedahl entitled No Choice but Love: Songs of the LGBTQ+ Community with Lexicon Classics. His next album, We have tomorrow, features chamber works by Barber, Beach, Brahms and Fauré with Madeline Slettedahl and Quatuor Agate and is released this autumn on the Delos label.

His performance in Chicago Lyric Opera’s production of I Pagliacci was nominated for and won a 2022 Emmy Award.

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Management with Askonas Holt for Europe, Asia & Australasia General Management: Fletcher Artists

Season Highlights

Oct 2023 - Oct 2023
Opéra de Lille
Don Ottavio - Don Giovanni (Mozart)
Nov 2023 - Dec 2023
International Concert Tour
Grimoaldo - Rodelinda (Handel) Harry Bicket (conductor) The English Concert
Apr 2024 - Apr 2024
Opéra de Rouen Haute-Normandie
Don Ottavio - Don Giovanni (Mozart)



  • Handel - Ariodante

    Opera National de Paris
    Apr 2023
    • Le ténor américain témoigne quant à lui d’une belle évolution au cours de la soirée : s'il se montre un tendre et timide amoureux au départ, « Il tuo sangue » montre qu’il est tout à fait capable d’exprimer aussi une véhémence qu’on ne lui soupçonnait pas en début de la soirée. [translation] The American tenor shows a beautiful evolution over the course of the evening: he shows himself to be a tender and shy lover at the start, but Il tuo sangue shows that he is also capable of expressing a vehemence which we did not expect from him at the start of the night.

    • Eric Ferring sang Lurcanio with a more embodied tenor tone then we are used to hearing in the lighter repertoire. It was rather satisfying to hear good phrasing and a voice uniform voice in all registers. His high notes sound natural and free; his tone is neither boyish or juvenile.