Hugo Vera, an in-demand tenor on the Metropolitan Opera roster, will perform a program titled “What About Love?” at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 7, in SUNY Oswego’s Sheldon Hall ballroom, as part of the college’s Ke-Nekt Chamber Music Series.

Vera has performed 34 roles and 20 choral orchestral works with distinguished companies in the U.S. during his musical and artistic development of the powerful, dramatic tenor repertoire, according to his website, 

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch described Vera as “a real find” whose voice “revealed a truly impressive instrument -- big, beautiful, ringing and Italianate.”

His performance is scheduled to include love-themed pieces ranging from opera to classical to musicals, by the likes of Giacomo Puccini, Robert Schumann, George Gershwin and Stephen Sondheim.

Vera’s concert will include guest appearances by Robert Auler, Kristen Jorgensen, Kenneth Meyer and Alan Smith.

Tickets cost $5 for SUNY Oswego students and other students; $12 for SUNY Oswego faculty, staff, retirees and alumni; $15 for the general public. Tickets are available at, any campus box office or by calling 315-312-3073. 

For more information on the concert or the college’s music program, visit or call 315-312-2130.