Opera meets the South

Ryan Garza


Known for being the funniest blend of opera and backwoods comedy in the world, the 3 Redneck Tenors are coming to Del Mar College.

Described as “Duck Dynasty” meets Carnegie Hall, the 3 Redneck Tenors recently were finalists on “America’s Got Talent.” The trio, Matthew Lord, Blake Davidson and Jonathan Frugé, will perform to kick off the 2017-18 season of Corpus Christi Live!, now in its 83rd year.

This year also marks Corpus Christi Live!’s return to Del Mar after Richardson Performance Hall flooded in summer 2016 and underwent a year of repairs.

“Last year we did it out at Texas A&M Corpus Christi, and we are excited to be back in the Richardson,” said Lynn Worden, an organizer with Corpus Christi Live!

Written by Lord, a graduate of the Julliard Opera Center who has performed in nearly every major opera house in the country, the performance features arrangements by award-winning composer Craig Bohmler. Lord teamed up with Davidson and Frugé, a native of Lubbock, in 2006 to create the 3 Redneck Tenors.

Tickets for the show are $25 or $10 for students and active military members with a valid ID. Del Mar employees can get tickets for 50 percent off. Visit www.corpuschristilive.com or call 361-980-1949 for tickets or more information.

Other shows in the Corpus Christi Live! series this year include Sirens of Song with “American Idol” star Piper Jones, the big band jazz sound of the Side Street Strutters, and more.

“The acts are varied … there will be something for everyone,” Worden said.



What: 3 Redneck Tenors

When: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13

Where: Richardson Performance Hall

Tickets/info: www.corpuschristilive.com



Oct. 13: 3 Redneck Tenors

Nov. 3: Sirens of Song

Jan. 26: Hank & My Honky Tonk Heroes

Feb. 9: The Quebe Sisters

March 10: Side Street Strutters

April 13: Two on Tap

All shows will be in Richardson Performance Hall.

contributed photo by Corpus Christi Live!

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