John J. Concepcion
Lyric Tenor John Concepcion is a past recipient of The American Prize in Vocal Performance in Opera and a finalist in the Bel Canto Regional Voice Competition. John has appeared with Lyric Opera of Chicago, Grant Park Symphony, Santa Fe Opera, Minnesota Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony, Hawaii Symphony, Tulsa Opera, Cleveland Opera, Hawaii Opera Theatre, Portland Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, and the Pine Mountain Music Festival.
Notable recent appearances include Kurt Weill's Seven Deadly Sins with Grant Park Symphony (Carlos Kalmar conducting), An Afternoon of Opera and Musical Theatre with Skokie Valley Symphony (Francesco Millioto conducting), the world premier of Gustavo Leone’s opera, The Leader, at the Latino Music Festival in Chicago, and solo appearances with West Suburban Symphony (Verdi’s Requiem, A Night of Lerner & Loewe and A Night of Rodgers & Hammerstein).
John has been a full-time chorus member at Lyric Opera since 1993 and is also a regular member of the Grant Park Festival Chorus each summer. In addition, John is a member of the Advisory Board for The Center for Performing Arts at Governors State University in University Park, IL, where he produces a popular series of operatic programs called “Opera UpClose”.