Eddie Kessler

played by Anthony Laciura


Anthony Laciura is known internationally for his work as an operatic tenor, having appeared with the Metropolitan Opera in more than 800 performances and debuting roles internationally in Geneva, Amsterdam, Montreal, Mexico City and Tokyo. Born and educated in New Orleans, Laciura got his start at age 12 in the cameo role of the newsboy in a staging of Charpentier's 'Louise.' Following his music and academic studies at Loyola and Tulane, Laciura performed feature roles with the New Orleans Opera in 'Madama Butterfly,' 'Die Zauberflote,' 'Andrea Chenier' and 'Le Nozze di Figaro,' roles he would later perform at the Met.

Having conquered the stage as an operatic actor and singer, Laciura is now transitioning into directing, having recently staged productions of Verdi's 'Otello' with the Vero Beach Opera and Purcell's 'Dido and Aeneas' at New Jersey City University.