Three Vocal Stars Who Masterfully Navigate the
Worlds of Broadway, Jazz, Pop and Opera
The Three Tenors are back. Well, with a new twist, anyway. While their names — Bermudez, Bumpas and McGuire — may be unfamiliar outside the opera worlds, they represent a new golden age in virtuoso male voices beyond the opera halls venturing into all areas of music including Broadway, jazz, pop and some ewly arranged classical music.
These three classically trained singers put on a vocal concert unlike anything most audiences have ever witnessed. Combining uncanny vocal prowess with cleaver new arrangements of familiar tunes, the men of Allegro come to entertain. Big time. Be prepared for a high energy, electric performance that is as much fun as it is entertaining. All told, an evening with Allegro will be a night audiences won't soon forget.
The other twist these three bring to the stage is an incredible vocal versatility and blending prowess — not of three power tenors but of a lyric baritone, (Bermudez), a tenor (Bumpas) and a bass (McGuire). While the novelty of three tenors has passed, the intracate stylings of their vocal ranges offer a rare complexity and fresh harmony to every tune.
The show is unlike any typical concert — it's serious vocals and even a few laughs — because they only thing these boys love to do more than sing is to have a good time! The full throated singing features a variety of musical genres including Broadway, jazz, pop and opera. Allegro features Bernardo Bermudez, Alex Bumpas, and Dinny McGuire with musical arrangements by an award-winning composer.
Latin American lyric baritone Bernardo Bermudez, raised in Venezuela, started his musical
education at the age of seven at The Conservatory of Music Juan Manuel Olivares, in Caracas
Venezuela. His operatic roles performed include Figaro in
Il barbiere di Siviglia, Silvio, Belcore, Papageno, Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro, Vidal
in Luisa Fernanda, Gianni Schicchi, Scarpia, Schaunard, Alfio, Aeneas, Mercurio in
L'incoronazione di Poppea, Teniente Cantalapiedra in Cecilia Valdes, Count Capulet, El
Dancairo in Carmen, as well as Morald in the North America stage premier of Richard
Wagner's Die Feen. He participated as a voice
fellow at the prestigious Summer Festivals at The Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara
California, as well as Opera North in New Hampshire. He received 1st place in NATS LA singing
competition, 1st place winner in American Educators Of Italian Origin United, 39th Annual Opera
Scholarship and Competition, finalist in the Burbank Philharmonic Hennings-Fischer Opera
Competition, recipient of the Anne and Michael Towbes Scholarship in Voice, Opera Buffs Grant
recipient, semifinalist in the Loren L. Zachary National Vocal Competition, and recipient of the Doug
Acker Memorial Vocal Scholarship.
Alex Bumpas is a tenor, multi-instrumentalist, composer and arranger well versed in classical and contemporary literature. Mr. Bumpas studied voice and jazz trumpet at the University of North Texas. While still in college, he began touring with Blood, Sweat, & Tears saxophonist Bill Tillman where he sang and played lead trumpet. He attended the Seagle Music Colony and Casalmaggiore International Music Festival in Italy and returned to UNT to receive first prize in their prestigious Concerto Competition. Upon graduation Alex joined the national tour of the critically acclaimed musical Three Redneck Tenors. Mr. Bumpas has been a featured soloist with the Cleveland Pops, Russian National Orchestra, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of New Spain, Knoxville Opera, Plano Symphony, Dallas Bach Society and Orpheus Chamber Singers to name a few. As a Trumpeter, Alex has played with Steve Tyrell, Larry Willis, Taylor Danes and other Top 40 hit makers. He has enjoyed a steady side career as a studio musician on piano, guitar, electric bass, voice and trumpet recording music with many artists in a wide range of styles. In the summer of 2011 Alex attended the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara.
Classically trained singer and actor, Dinny McGuire has been performing professionally for over 40 years. Most recently, he spent 9 years touring with the hit comedy-musical, 3 Redneck Tenors. In his varied career, McGuire has held such positions as conductor, choir director, TV talk show host, sit-com warm-up guy, and vaudeville director. Additionally, he has been MC at the nationally renowned Great American Melodrama & Vaudeville Theatre. Mr McGuire's versatile vocal credentials range from the world of professional opera all the way to singing ringmaster for circuses around the world, including Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey and New York's Big Apple Circus.