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Cook, Dixon & Young perform "Libiamo" from Verdi's "La Traviata."
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Tenors Victor Trent Cook, Rodrick Dixon, and Thomas Young delighted GREAT PERFORMANCES audiences with their first appearance on the series in August 2001. While each has enjoyed a distinguished career of his own -- Cook received a Tony Award® nomination for "Smokey Joe's Cafe," Dixon has performed several roles with the Lyric Opera of Chicago and in Broadway's "Ragtime," and Young has appeared as a soloist in major concert halls around the world, while also creating operatic roles for contemporary composers like John Adams and Anthony Davis -- together they are one of the most versatile and virtuosic groups performing today. Now, Cook, Dixon & Young return to GP in a concert showcasing their dynamic vocal talent across a wide spectrum of musical genres. From the arias of Verdi and Puccini through rousing gospel and traditional spirituals to jazz scatting and belting out Broadway, Cook, Dixon & Young demonstrate their extraordinary tenor talents in another show-stopping performance.

Read a short biography of each singer, watch a performance excerpt, and browse a photo gallery in the Multimedia Presentation. Find out what makes the group unique and about some of their touring rituals in the essay by writer Jaan Uhelszki. Get details about their lives on and off the stage in the in-depth interviews in Dialogue. Find the musical selections from the program in the song list.

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Top banner photos: Cook, Dixon, and Young in performance and the American Theater Orchestra.

Thomas Young

In addition to performing, Thomas Young is a music professor at New York's Sarah Lawrence College.

Rodrick Young

The son of a preacher, Rodrick Dixon began singing and playing piano at his father's church.

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