The Other 3 Tenors

Trio

Biography

Since joining forces in 2001, the trio of Warren Moulton, Franco Martorana and Simon Kyung Lee, a.k.a. The Other 3 Tenors has been playing to capacity crowds in such venues as The Sierra Ballroom in Palm Desert, CA, The La Porte Civic Auditorium, Governors State University, The Soka Performing Arts Center in Aliso Viejo, CA,  The Sandwich Opera House, The Clubhouse Three Theater in Laguna Woods, CA, Beloit College, The Scherr Forum Theater in Thousand Oaks, CA, The Arcada Theater in St. Charles, IL, The Beverly Arts Center, Chicago’s Festa Pasta Vino, Taste of Melrose Park, IL, and The Acorn Theater in Three Oaks, MI.  Combining theater shaking voices with side splitting humor, this trio creates a program like no other.  “The 3 Tenors meet the 3 Stooges”, is the way one recent concertgoer put it. “…more than enough talent to fill La Scala twice”— Edward Vincent, Oak Park Journal, 5/3/08 With their combined experience on the opera stage and concert platform as well as radio and television, this talented triumvirate takes you on a veritable musical tour of the world, with everything from operatic arias and musical theater standards to Korean folksongs, Viennese waltzes, French cabaret favorites, Spanish melodies, Irish ballads and Neapolitan love songs, with a Yiddish lullaby thrown in for good measure!  Host Warren Moulton and fellow tenors Franco Martorana and Simon Kyung Lee raise the rafters with beautiful harmonies and uproarious laughter.  The Other 3 Tenors…an unforgettable evening of high notes and hijinks!

Press Materials

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Reviews

“…the audience was thrilled.  The tenors gave a great performance with plenty of humor…”

Yoon Bong, Korea Times, 12/11/07

About the Artists

Chicago tenor, actor, comic, writer and raconteur Warren Moulton has left his mark on over 50 operas and operettas, including La Bohème, Rigoletto, The Barber of Seville, Romeo and Juliet, The Merry Widow, Die Fledermaus, Knickerbocker Holiday and The Desert Song for such companies as Chicago Opera Theater, Glimmerglass Opera, Chicago Chamber Opera and Light Opera Works.  A veteran of over four hundred concert and recital performances, Warren has soloed with Elgin Symphony, The Chicago Symphonic Pops, City Symphony of Chicago, West Suburban Symphony and Wheaton Symphony.  Warren is also well known as the host of numerous Chicago area programs, including the “Classical Cabaret” series at the Chicago Cultural Center and the “Summer Opera” concert series in Grant Park.

Born in Switzerland to Sicilian parents, Franco Martorana came to the U. S. at an early age and settled in Chicago.  His stage debut was as Camille in The Merry Widow for Chicago’s Lincoln Opera. Franco joined the company in Germany to sing La Bohème, Madama Butterfly and La Traviata.  After returning to the States, Franco studied briefly with Pavarotti’s teacher, Arrigo Pola.  The young tenor then joined the chorus of the Lyric Opera of Chicago, where he sang the role of the Messenger in a production Verdi’s Aïda in 1994.  In 1997, he performed the roles of Alfredo in La Traviata and Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana in Humbach, Germany.  Recently, Franco has appeared in Bellissima Opera’s productions of La Traviata and Madama Butterfly and as Michele in The Saint of Bleecker Street with Chamber Opera of Chicago.

This former child star began vocal studies at Dong Eui University in his hometown of Busan, South Korea before migrating to the U. S.  After further studies at Chicago’s Roosevelt University, Simon joined the chorus of Lyric Opera of Chicago.  His solo debut came about during a 1994 production of La Bohème, when he took over for an indisposed artist.  Since this unexpected debut, Simon has made a tremendous impression in such operas as Aïda, Il Trovatore, Tosca, and Turandot for such companies as Utah Festival Opera, Chamber Opera of Chicago, Singapore Lyric Opera, Kansas City Puccini Festival and Sunstate Opera. In 2007, Simon made his Carnegie Hall debut in Mass in Time of War and recently sang the lead tenor roles in Teatro Lirico d’Europa’s national tours of Carmen, Rigoletto and La Bohème.

Latest Album

O3T in Concert CD Cover

TrackTitle
Artist
  
1Mattinata
by The Other 3 Tenors & Celeste Rue
2Introductions
by Warren Moulton & Celeste Rue
3Torna a Surriento
by The Other 3 Tenors & Celeste Rue
4Ti voglio tanto bene
by Simon Kyung Lee & Celeste Rue
5La canzone dell' amore
by Franco Martorana & Celeste Rue
6I' te vurria vasà
by Warren Moulton & Celeste Rue
7Song of the Boatman
by Simon Kyung Lee & Celeste Rue
8Dicitencello vuje
by Franco Martorana & Celeste Rue
9Danny Boy
by Warren Moulton & Celeste Rue
10La Danza
by The Other 3 Tenors & Celeste Rue
11Tosca: E lucevan le stelle
by Franco Martorana & Celeste Rue
12The Desert Song (From "The Desert Song")
by Warren Moulton & Celeste Rue
13Granada
by Simon Kyung Lee & Celeste Rue
14Core 'ngrato
by Franco Martorana & Celeste Rue
15Roumania, Roumania
by Warren Moulton & Celeste Rue
16Turandot: Nessun dorma
by Simon Kyung Lee & Celeste Rue
17Non ti scordar di me
by The Other 3 Tenors & Celeste Rue
18'O sole mio
by The Other 3 Tenors & Celeste Rue
19Funiculì, Funiculà
by The Other 3 Tenors & Celeste Rue

Audio

De Curtis – Torna a Surriento
The Other 3 Tenors

Leoncavallo – Mattinata
The Other 3 Tenors

Denza – Funiculì, Funiculà
The Other 3 Tenors

Artists

Warren Moulton

Warren Moulton

Franco Martorana

Franco Martorana

Simon Kyung Lee

Simon Kyung Lee

La Porte County Symphony Orchestra, 2010

Trio

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Video

The Student Prince – Drink! Drink! Drink!

Sierra Ballroom, Palm Desert, CA, 2012

The Star Spangled Banner

U. S. Cellular Field, 2009

La danza

Arcada Theatre, St. Charles, IL 2007.

Be My Love

Sierra Ballroom, Palm Desert, CA, 2012

Parlami d’amore, Mariù

Sierra Ballroom, Palm Desert, CA, 2012

Funiculì, funiculà

Arcada Theatre, St. Charles, IL 2007

With a Song in my Heart

Sandwich Opera House, Sandwich, IL 2010

Artist in Action

The Other 3 Tenors in Performance