Asitha Tennekoon


Sri Lankan tenor Asitha Tennekoon has established himself as one of Canada’s most versatile singing artists singing principal roles with Canadian Opera Company, Pacific Opera Victoria, Vancouver Opera and Opéra de Montréal. In 2022, Asitha sang Ferrando in Edmonton Opera’s production of Cosi fan tutte, and debuted as Bénédict with Opera Kelowna in Béatrice et Bénédict .Asitha has performed as a soloist with Tafelmusik, Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, Vancouver Bach Choir and Ottawa Choral Society, and is in demand for his interpretation of Baroque and contemporary repertoire.

Highlights for Asitha in 2023 include his “tour-de-force performance” as Boy Angel in the Canadian Premiere of Angel’s Bone in Vancouver, and his recital for Müzewest Concerts, featuring a new song cycle composed for him by Ian Cusson, based on the poems of Michael Ondaatje.
Upcoming performances for Asitha in 2023/24 include a return to Tapestry Opera in his Dora-Award winning portrayal of Paul in Rocking Horse Winner, Evangelist in Bach’s Weihnachts Oratorium with Grand Philharmonic Choir, Boy Angel in a remount of Angel’s Bone in Toronto and Evangelist in St. John’s Passion with Vancouver Bach Choir.

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