American tenor Eric Ferring, a native of Dubuque, Iowa, graduated from Drake University with his Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance and The Boston Conservatory with his Master of Music in Opera Performance. He is a graduate of the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center and the Pittsburgh Opera Resident Artist Program.
Eric Ferring made his anticipated Metropolitan Opera debut during the 2021-2022 season, singing Pong in Turandot. Additionally, he performed the role of Tamino for holiday performances of The Magic Flute, Arturo in Lucia di Lammermoor, and a Royal Herald in Don Carlos. His cover assignments also included Grimoaldo in Rodelinda. In the summer of 2022, he made an acclaimed debut at Santa Fe Opera, singing Fenton in Sir David McVicar’s new production of Falstaff. Future seasons include returns to Opéra de Rouen Normandie and debuts with the Opéra national de Paris, Opéra national du Rhin, and Opéra de Lille.
Mr. Ferring has received top prizes at many competitions including the George London Foundation for Singers, Glyndebourne Opera Cup, Gerda Lissner Foundation International Voice Competition, the Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition, American Opera Society of Chicago, the National Society of Arts and Letters, as well as receiving grants/awards from the Richard Tucker Foundation, Sullivan Foundation, Santa Fe Opera, and Opera Theatre of Saint Louis.