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Live On Stage, Inc. and the Folsom Lake Community Concert Association Announce Rising Superstar Tenor as Part of Their 2014 - 2015 Concert Season

Aug 29, 2014 06:43PM ● By Brenna McGowan

Fernando Varela and his soaring voice have been turning heads around the world, including as the feature tenor in America’s Got Talent finalist “Forte.” 

He will perform an intimate night of popular and opera classics at Harris Center/Three Stages at Folsom Lake College on Sunday, September 14, at 2 p.m.   The matinee is almost sold-out; a limited number of single tickets are still available.  To purchase tickets contact the Harris Center / Three Stages ticket office at 916-608-6888, or online at

Fernando Varela has established himself as a rising star on dual horizons of opera and popular music. Varela was already making waves in the Florida opera community when he won David Foster’s “Born to Sing” contest.  The super-producer invited him to appear on the PBS special Hitman: David Foster and Friends (2012), followed by an Asian tour of the show. 

Varela achieved major media acclaim as a member of “Forte” when the trio of tenors earned a fourth-place finish on season eight of America’s Got Talent. Forte has since recorded a self-titled debut album for Columbia Records. Varela has recorded three solo albums on the Vincero label: Dare to Live, Prelude and Inspiration. He has been under the tutelage of renowned vocal coaches Cesar Ulloa, Giancarlo Chiaramello (Pavarotti’s music director) and Plácido Domingo.  This tour features Varela in an intimate trio format, backed by piano and violin. 

The Folsom Lake Community Concert Association (“FLCCA”) has been presenting internationally acclaimed artists to the community since 1994. The organization grew from a commitment to serve the community and enrich the cultural life of Folsom. Thanks to the generosity of Patrons and Sponsors, these concerts can be offered at affordable, family friendly prices.

Live On Stage, Inc. provides excellent, affordable, entertainment attractions and support services to an American community of concert presenters.  

Post information courtesy of Live On Stage, Inc. Picture courtesy of Harris Center for the Arts.