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Anthony Laciura (born September 27, 1951) is an American operatic tenor, noted for his abilities as a comprimario. Born in
New Orleans, he studied voice there with Charles Paddock, also the teacher of Ticho Parly.
As a boy soprano, Laciura made his operatic debut in a small role in Louise, in March 1965, at the New Orleans Opera
Association, opposite the last performances in this opera of Dorothy Kirsten and Norman Treigle. As an adult, he would give
many performances with that company, and would earn music degrees from Loyola University of the South and Tulane
University.
On the Opening Night of the 1982-83 season, the tenor debuted with the Metropolitan Opera, where he appeared well over
800 times.[1] That first role was the Major-domo in Der Rosenkavalier, with Dame Kiri Te Kanawa. In fact, that production
was televised, as were Laciura's performances in La forza del destino (directed by John Dexter, 1984), Francesca da Rimini
(with Renata Scotto and Plácido Domingo, 1984), Tosca (1985), Le nozze di Figaro (opposite Ruggero Raimondi, and
produced by Jean-Pierre Ponnelle, 1985), Die Fledermaus (1987), Carmen (in Sir Peter Hall's production, 1987), Turandot
(conducted by James Levine, 1987), Les contes d'Hoffmann (1988), Ariadne auf Naxos (with Jessye Norman, 1988), La
fanciulla del West (1992), Falstaff (with Paul Plishka, Mirella Freni, and Marilyn Horne, 1992), I lombardi alla prima crociata
(opposite Luciano Pavarotti, 1993), Billy Budd (1997), Le nozze di Figaro (1998), and Wozzeck (2001). Several of these
productions have been published on DVD. The tenor's final appearance at the Met was in The Gambler (2008). In October
2011, he returned to the New Orleans Opera, for Emperor Altoum, in Turandot.
Laciura has also appeared with companies in Geneva, Amsterdam, Montreal, Mexico City, Tokyo, San Francisco, Los
Angeles, Chicago, and, especially, Santa Fe. In recent seasons, he has turned to stage direction, as well. As of 2010, he is
seen in the HBO television series, Boardwalk Empire, which is produced by Martin Scorsese.

He has lived in Teaneck, New Jersey, with his wife, Joel, since 1986. [2]
On January 9, 2012, Laciura sang the National Anthem at the BCS National Championship game at the Mercedes-Benz
Superdome in New Orleans.

Discography
   Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor (Studer, Domingo, Pons, Ramey; Marin, 1990) Deutsche Grammophon
   Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (Te Kanawa, Upshaw, Hampson, Furlanetto; Levine, 1990) Deutsche Grammophon
   Puccini: Madama Butterfly (Freni, Berganza, Carreras, Pons; Sinopoli, 1988) Deutsche Grammophon
   Puccini: Manon Lescaut (Freni, Pavarotti; Levine, 1993) Deutsche Grammophon
   Puccini: Tosca (Freni, Domingo, Ramey; Sinopoli, 1990) Deutsche Grammophon
   Verdi: La traviata (Studer, Pavarotti, Pons; Levine, 1991) Deutsche Grammophon
   Verdi: Il trovatore (Millo, Domingo; Levine, 1991) Sony
   Wagner: Parsifal (Norman, Domingo; Levine, 1991) Deutsche Grammophon

References
   1. ^ Metropolitan Opera, Laciura, Anthony (Tenor)   , Performance record on the MetOpera Database
   2. ^ Beckerman, Jim. "Met Opera regular from Teaneck gets a new career in HBO series "   , The Record (Bergen County), May 30,
      2010. Accessed October 27, 2010.
   McLellan, Joseph, "Spoleto's Clown Prince of Opera; Tenor Anthony Laciura As a Triumphant 'Platee'"         , Washington
   Post, 26 May 1987 (accessed via subscription 28 March 2010)
   Morgan, Brian, "From Loyola to the Metropolitan and City Operas," programme note for Loyola at the Met, October 1,
   1999.

External links
   Video: Anthony Laciura in an excerpt from Carmen (1987)                                 with Agnes Baltsa, Myra Merritt, etc:

  V ·T ·E   ·             Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (2010–2019)
   Boardwalk Empire, season 1 (2010): Steve Buscemi; Dabney Coleman ; Stephen Graham; Paz de la Huerta ; Anthony Laciura ; Kelly Macdonald ; Gretchen Mol;
                   Aleksa Palladino ; Vincent Piazza ; Michael Pitt ; Michael Shannon ; Paul Sparks; Michael Stuhlbarg; Shea Whigham ; Michael Kenneth Williams   ·
            Boardwalk Empire, season 2 (2011): Steve Buscemi; Dominic Chianese ; Robert Clohessy ; Dabney Coleman ; Charlie Cox ; Josie Gallina; Lucy Gallina;
Stephen Graham; Jack Huston; Anthony Laciura ; Heather Lind ; Kelly Macdonald ; Declan McTigue; Rory McTigue; Gretchen Mol; Brady Noon; Connor Noon; Kevin O'Rourke;
            Aleksa Palladino ; Jacqueline Pennewill; Vincent Piazza ; Michael Pitt ; Michael Shannon ; Paul Sparks; Michael Stuhlbarg; Peter Van Wagner; Shea Whigham ;
                                                                     Michael Kenneth Williams; Anatol Yusef   ·

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