The only New Hampshire performance this year
Laconia, N.H. (July 12, 2021) – Take a step back in time with the ultimate Frank Sinatra experience, starring Brian Duprey, in an intimate performance at the Lakeport Opera House on July 30 at 8 p.m. Known as the only Sinatra tribute show that captures the look, the moves and the iconic, crooning voice of Ol’ Blue Eyes himself, this tribute show is full of classic hits, a special guest and a swinging seven-piece band that recreates concerts from the 50’s and 60’s.
“Brian is the real deal and we are excited to bring a Las Vegas show to Laconia,” said Emma Teto, Lakeport Opera House talent director. “Guests will be wowed by his performance. His voice and mannerisms are the closest you’ll ever hear and see to Frank Sinatra in his prime and guests will leave thinking they were at one of his shows.”
At least that is what happened to Sinatra’s own daughter, Nancy Sinatra, when she first heard Duprey’s voice on the Howard Stern Show and thought she was listening to her father. Duprey, who is from Rhode Island, has been performing Sinatra and Rat Pack shows for over 15 years but has spent a lifetime studying and perfecting his craft. He has performed over 5,000 shows all over the country including in Las Vegas and Atlantic City.
“Frank Sinatra’s persona fits me like a glove,” said actor, singer, writer and producer Brian Duprey. “I used to listen to him growing up with my grandmother, who is now 93-years old and a big fan, and imitate his voice. It continued as a past-time at karaoke bars where I became more comfortable singing like him and then I morphed into looking and acting like him as well.”
Duprey’s show will include Sinatra’s most well-known hits like Luck Be A Lady, Come Fly With Me, The Way You Look Tonight, Strangers In The Night, New York, New York and more. There will be a special appearance by Duprey’s wife, Jami, as Marilyn Monroe singing some of her most famous classics. Duprey and Jami met while performing together in a Rat Pack show 10 years ago. Both performers will be available for an interactive meet and greet and pictures after the show.
With a 200-seat layout built for comfort, style and mobility, every seat in the house has unobstructed views, cocktail service and the best sounds system for an experience unlike anything else in the area. Over $1 million was invested in the Opera House renovation which opened in June after being closed for 60 years. Originally built in 1882 and reopened in Jun 2021, this venue mixes modern design elements with historic charm for a unique cultural experience. The Opera House is once again home to live musical performances, theatre productions, comedians, magicians as well as being host to community-focused events, weddings, and private and corporate gatherings. Once a mainstay of Laconia’s Lakeport community, the Opera House is on center stage in New Hampshire’s Lakes Region.
Upcoming performances include: ABBA Tribute on July 17, A Night of Local Stars on July 23, Frank Sinatra Tribute on July 30, Billy Joel Tribute on July 31, comedian Steve Sweeney on August 5, Recycled Percussion on August 6 & 7, medium Maureen Hancock on August 8, An Evening of Opera on August 13, a Michael Jackson Experience on August 14, Murder Mystery on August 22 and Femmes of Rock on August 28.
For more information on events and to purchase tickets in advance, visit lakeportopera.com.