Irish Tenor Ronan Tynan to Perform and Speak at Boston University

Contact: Lauren Davalla, 617-358-1688 | davalla@bu.edu

(Boston) – The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University will host an evening with Tenor Ronan Tynan. Tynan is an accomplished athlete, winning multiple medals while competing at the Paralympics, a physician specializing in orthopedic sports injuries and most well-known for his accomplishments as an opera singer. The event will include a lecture, Q+A and a performance. The event is free and open to the public.

Event Details
Event:
The Gotlieb Lecture Featuring Ronan Tynan
Hosts: The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center
Date: Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Time: Doors open at 6:30 PM; event begins at 7:00 PM
Location: Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
Admission: Free and open to the public; please call to reserve ticket prior to event.
Contact: For tickets, call 617-353-8725 or email tsaictr@bu.edu
For more information, call 617-353-3696 or email archives@bu.edu

Tynan was introduced to international audiences in 1998 as a member of the Irish Tenors. In May 2004, he left the group to embark on a solo career. Later that summer, Tynan sang at the state funeral of President Ronald Reagan, thrilling an international audience with Amazing Grace and Schubert’s Ave Maria. Tynan released his self-titled debut album in the spring of 2005, which began a new era in his career.

Tynan won both the John McCormack Cup for Tenor Voice and the BBC talent show Go For It less than one year after beginning the study of voice. The following year, he won the International Operatic Singing Competition in Maumarde, France. He made his operatic debut as Pinkerton in Puccini’s Madame Butterfly, and broadened his concert repertoire in performances of Verdi’s Requiem, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Handel’s Messiah, Rossini’s Stabat Mater, and Puccini’s Messa di Gloria. He has performed in venues from the White House to Yankee Stadium, where his popular performances of God Bless America became a standard seventh-inning stretch hallmark. Tynan has also lent his voice to the men and women of the New York Police and Fire Departments in the wake of 9/11, performing at benefits and memorial services.

There are several recently released CDs available. A documentary on Dr. Tynan: Doctor Courageous/Living Life to the Fullest was released in 2007.

The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University seeks to capture and document history by collecting the manuscripts from individuals who play significant roles in the fields of journalism, poetry, literature and criticism, dance, music, theater, film, television, and political and religious movements. The Center strives to preserve the documents and make them readily available to researchers while administering all legal copyrights and restrictions. The Center also presents extensive exhibitions, seminars and tours for students, parents, alumni, various visiting groups and members of the public. For more information, visit www.bu.edu/archives.