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Luis Alejandro Orozco

 

An El Paso Texas native, Mexican-American Baritone Luis Alejandro Orozco has been praised for his “voluminous baritone and beautiful legato.” Luis begins the 2018/19 season with Mill City Summer Opera as Escamillo in Carmen. He also returns to Opera Santa Barbara and Anchorage Opera as Marcello in La bohème and makes his debut with Pensacola Opera as Riolobo in Florencia en el Amazonas. Orozco was a recent guest soloist with the Evgeny Svetlanov State Symphony in Moscow for Leonard Bernstein’s 100th anniversary tribute concert. Previous notable appearances include performances with, Cincinnati Opera, San Diego Opera, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Michigan Opera Theater, New Orleans Opera, Fort Worth Opera, Florentine Opera, and Washington National Opera. He is also known as the leading interpreter in the United States for the role of El Payador in Piazzolla’s Maria de Buenos Aires.

Orozco is as graduate of the artist diploma program at the University of Cincinnati’s College- Conservatory of Music. During his tenure there, he was seen in such performances as the title role in Don Giovanni, title role in Giulio Cesare in Egitto, Il Conte di Almaviva in The Marriage of Figaro, and baritone soloist in Orff’s scenic cantata Carmina Burana. As a member of the Opera Theatre of St. Louis’s Gerdine Young Artists Program he participated in the world première of Terrance Blanchard’s jazz opera, Champion. Mr. Orozco is also an alumnus of Des Moines Metro Opera’s Apprentice Artist Program where he was seen as Escamillo in La tragédie de Carmen and Baron Duphol in La traviata. Additionally, Mr. Orozco is a winner of The Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in the Indiana District and Tri-State District.