A Comedy of Tenors is the sequel to Ken Ludwig’s award-winning play, Lend Me a Tenor. One hotel suite, four tenors, two wives, three girlfriends, and a soccer stadium filled with screaming fans. What could possibly go wrong? It’s 1930s Paris and the stage is set for the concert of the century – as long as producer Henry Saunders can keep Italian superstar Tito Merelli and his hot-blooded wife, Maria, from causing runaway chaos. Prepare for an uproarious ride, full of mistaken identities, bedroom hijinks, and madcap delight.

Character Descriptions

Henry Saunders (50s+) – Highstrung American producer; he’s a self-made man, hardworking, brash and fast-talking.

Max (30s) – Rising American opera singer and former assistant to Saunders; married to Saunders’ daughter, Maggie. Smart, level-headed and quick with a joke.

Tito Merelli/Beppo (50s+) – Tito is one of Italy’s most famous opera singers. Regal in appearance, fiery in nature, insanely jealous with a diva complex. Same actor doubles as Beppo the Bellhop; joyous, full of life and down to earth.  Italian accent.

Maria Merelli (40s – 50s) – Stunning wife to one of Italy’s most famous opera singers; big personality, explosive temper, fiercely loyal. Italian accent.

Mimi Merelli (20s) – Tito and Maria’s daughter. An incurably romantic, wide-eyed modern girl who hopes to make it in showbiz as an actress.  Educated in the U.S. American accent.

Carlo Nucci (20s – 30s) – Dashing, young opera impresario who is in love with Mimi but seen as a threat to her father’s career. Italian parents, raised in Brooklyn. American Accent.

Tatiana Racòn (40s – 50s) – Famous Russian opera singer; former lover to Tito. A very intense and passionate woman. Russian accent.

Important information about this production of A Comedy of Tenors

  • A Comedy of Tenors is for mature audiences and includes adult humor and profanity.
  • While A Comedy of Tenors is not a musical, three actors (Tito, Max & Carlo) perform a short operatic selection. Strong consideration will be given to actors who are able to convincingly sing the part.
  • Several characters will appear on stage wearing only undergarments. Production photos may be used for publicity which include actors in their undergarment costumes.
  • For period styling, actors must be able to easily conceal any tattoos. Actors may also be asked to trim hair and/or shave facial hair.                                                     
  • A Comedy of Tenor’s ensemble casting and choreographed physical comedy requires the entire cast be available for all rehearsals.  Multiple rehearsal scheduling conflicts cannot be accommodated.