Bare Opera is thrilled to welcome world-renowned tenor and actor, Anthony Laciura, to the Bare Opera family for the 2015 season. Mr. Laciura will direct Bare Opera's May 2015 productions of Ravel's L'enfant et les sortilèges (The Child and Enchantments) and Debussy's L'enfant prodigue (The Prodigal Son).
Anthony Laciura is known internationally for his work as an operatic tenor, and more recently as ‘Eddie Kessler’ on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. Mr. Laciura has performed in over 800 performances with Metropolitan Opera Company and recently wrapped up his fourth season on the acclaimed series ‘Boardwalk Empire.’
During Anthony’s time as a comprimario at the Met, the Washington Post labeled him, “The Clown Prince of Opera…one of the outstanding character-tenors of our time.” The New York Times’ leading music critic simply stated that he is “a master of such roles,” and Terrence McNally announced during a radio broadcast that, “the amazing Anthony Laciura can convince an audience that he is just about anyone and sometimes steals the show.” Even more recently, Entertainment Weekly has named Mr. Laciura in the top 25 Comic Relief in TV Dramas All-Stars, for his portrayal of ‘Eddie’.
In addition to his singing career and acting, Anthony also directs Opera. He has directed productions of Verdi’s ‘Otello’ with the Vero Beach Opera, Purcell’s ‘Dido and Aeneas,’ Puccini’s ‘La Boheme’, ‘Tosca’, ‘Madama Butterfly’ for Phoenix Opera, Verdi’s Rigoletto for Dicapo Opera in New York, and Puccini’s ‘La fanciulla del West’ at Knoxville Opera.
Mr. Laciura’s talent as a unique character actor has taken him to the big screen, television, and on various stages throughout the world. He has co-starred in the Academy qualifying, multi-award winning independent short film Crackers, as ‘Frank the Barber’, directed by Gregory Principato and in the short Mateo’s Room as Mr. Thomas, by Maximilian Williamson.
Anthony is the recipient of two SAG Actor awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for his role on Boardwalk Empire. Besides his various roles on stage at the Met, his off-Broadway stage credits include Uncle Bob in The House of Connelly by Paul Green, and as Irwin in Honor Bound by Al Repicci.