Forte, the multicultural, operatic tenor trio whose performances on America’s Got Talent captivated millions and launched the group into the national spotlight. Solo artists in their own right, Josh Page, Sean Panikkar and Fernando Varela combine their individual talents to create one incredible, multicultural vocal force.
Josh Page answered his musical calling in 2011, after randomly being pulled on stage by Josh Groban to duet with the superstar at New York City’s Madison Square Garden. He has since been invited to fill in for Andrea Bocelli at rehearsals and joined former America’s Got Talent contestant Jackie Evancho on tour as a guest. Sean Panikkar, whose parents are from Sri Lanka, never dreamed of a career in opera. In fact, he enrolled in the engineering program at the University of Michigan. Opera gradually became a bigger part of Panikkar’s life, and after college, the singer performed with several prestigious institutions, including the Metropolitan Opera and San Francisco Opera. Raised in Puerto Rico, Fernando Varela was discovered by hitmaker David Foster. Spanning some 31 countries, Varela’s global performances include those with Maestro Giancarlo Chiaramello (conductor for the late Luciano Pavarotti), The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song honoring Gloria and Emilio Estefan, The Grammy Salute to Legends, NYE 2018 Celebration at The Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, and with the National Symphony at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. Fernando has toured in support of Lionel Richie, Sarah Brightman, and David Foster. He will also be featured in the upcoming David Foster PBS special, set to air in early 2020.
FORTE is guaranteed to wow audiences with their thrilling, signature sound, and represent the harmony and strength that can be created when people come together and lend their voice for the greater good. Audiences will hear all the romantic hits that made them a fan favorite, and a household name: “Unchained Melody,” “Nessun dorma,” “My Heart Will Go On,” “Somewhere,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “Pie Jesu,” and more!