Arturo Chacón-Cruz |

Arturo Chacón-Cruz |

Arturo Chacon-Cruz

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Arturo Chacón-Cruz |

Mexican tenor Arturo Chacón-Cruz has made a name for himself in the opera world over the past few seasons, performing on stages such as the Berlin State Opera, the Hamburg State Opera, the Teatro Comunale in Bologna, the San Carlo Theater in Naples, La Fenice in Venice, the Teatro Reggio in Turin, Reina Sofia Palace of Arts in Valencia, Montpellier Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Washington Opera, Houston Opera and others.

A protégé of Ramón Vargas, Arturo Chacón-Cruz is a student of the Houston Grand Opera, on whose stage he has taken part in performances such as Madama Butterfly, Romeo and Juliet, Manon Lescaut, Mozart’s Idomeneo and the world premiere of the opera ” Lysistrata.” In 2006, Arturo Chacón-Cruz made his debut in Spain, partnering with Placido Domingo in Alfano’s Cyrano de Bergerac. In the future, he also repeatedly collaborated with Domingo as a conductor. In the 2006/2007 season, he first performed the title role in Offenbach’s Tales of Hoffmann, making his debut with it at the Teatro Reggio in Turin. In the same year he performed the part of Faust at the Montpellier Opera. He first performed the role of the Duke in Rigoletto in Mexico City in 2008, where he could also be heard as Lensky in Eugene Onegin. Arturo Chacón-Cruz also frequently performs in concerts. In 2002, he made his debut at Carnegie Hall in Mozart’s Coronation Mass, and a year later he took part in the performance of Beethoven’s Mass and Charpentier’s Te Deum. The singer is a laureate of numerous awards, including the first prize and the audience award at the Eleanor McColum competition at the Houston Opera, a victory at the Metropolitan Opera regional audition competition, and a nominal scholarship of Ramon Vargas. In 2005, Chacon-Cruz became the winner of the Placido Domingo Operalia competition.

Last season, Arturo Chacon-Cruz sang the role of Rudolf in Puccini’s La bohème at the Berlin State Opera and the Portland Opera, made his debut in the same role at the Cologne Opera and, following this, made his first appearance as Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly at the Hamburg State Opera. opera. He also sang the Duke in Verdi’s Rigoletto at the Walloon Opera in Liège and in Milwaukee.

The 2010/2011 season began for the singer with a tour of Japan, where he sang the title role in Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann. He will also perform at the Royal Opera of Wallonia as Rudolf in La bohème and sing Werther in Massenet’s opera of the same name at the Opéra de Lyon. He will sing Duke in Rigoletto at the Norwegian Opera and Cincinnati, and Hoffmann at the Malmö Opera.

Source: Moscow Philharmonic website

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