Italian-American tenor Vincent Festa is a dedicated and versatile performer, known for his captivating performances on both concert and opera stages. With a passion for music that shines, Mr. Festa has garnered recognition for his expressive vocal range and heartfelt artistry. His commitment to his craft, coupled with his genuine love for music, has allowed him to connect with audiences and create memorable experiences. From the baroque to contemporary repertoire, Mr. Festa brings depth and authenticity to his performances, leaving a lasting impression on every stage he graces.
Mr. Festa recently performed as Jew #2 in Bard College's production of Salome, demonstrating his versatility and skill as a performer. In addition to his stage performances, Mr. Festa has been invited to perform in private concerts throughout the New York area, sharing his voice and passionate interpretations with intimate audiences. His ability to connect with listeners on a personal level has made him a sought-after performer for exclusive musical experiences.
During his doctoral studies at Indiana University, Mr. Festa showcased his versatility and skill in various roles, including the Chaplain in Dialogues of the Carmelites during the 2018/19 season. His performances with IU Opera Theater, such as Bob Boles in Peter Grimes and King Ouff in L'étoile, have showcased his commitment to his craft. Additionally, Mr. Festa has appeared in productions such as The Consul, Lucia di Lammermoor, and The Turn of the Screw, among others.
Mr. Festa's musical talents extend beyond the opera stage. As a soloist, he has delivered captivating performances in renowned oratorios such as Handel's Messiah, Bach's St. Johannes Passion, and Saint Saens' The Oratorio de Noël. He has also excelled in other major works, including Mozart's Requiem and Coronation Mass, Beethoven's Mass in C, and Britten's St. Nicolas cantata. Additionally, Mr. Festa has showcased his versatility in chamber works, including Vaughn Williams' On Wenlock Edge and Schubert's Auf dem Strom. His dedication to his craft, whether in large-scale choral works or intimate chamber settings, allows him to engage and captivate listeners, leaving a lasting impression with each performance.
A native of New York, Mr. Festa holds degrees from The Juilliard School, Bard College Conservatory of Music, and the Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University. In addition to his performances, Mr. Festa is also a dedicated and sought-after private voice teacher. Sharing his knowledge and passion for music, he guides aspiring singers in their vocal journey. His commitment to nurturing talent extends beyond his own performances.
Currently residing in Manhattan, Mr. Festa continues to captivate audiences with his remarkable voice and passionate performances, while also making a positive impact through his private teaching endeavors.