Laurentino in Cruzar la Cara de la Luna/To Cross the Face of the Moon (2017 & 2013 revival; tours to Théâtre du Châtelet, San Diego Opera, and Arizona Opera; and 2010 world premiere); Sourin in The Queen of Spades (2010); and Noble of Brabant in Lohengrin, Belcore in performances of The Elixir of Love, Marullo in Rigoletto, and Chorus! (2009). Stepped in for an ailing colleague to sing the title role in Rigoletto at Miller Outdoor Theatre. Third place winner in the 2008 Eleanor McCollum Competition Concert of Arias. HGO Studio artist (2008-10).
About the Artist:
Originally from Hermosillo, Mexico, Octavio Moreno trained at the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia and in the Houston Grand Opera Studio. He created the role of Laurentino for HGO’s world premiere of Cruzar la Cara de la Luna and has performed it across the United States (most recently at New York City Opera) and at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris. He has also been seen at HGO as Xihuitl/Pepe in El Pasado Nunca Se Termina, a role he originated for the work’s world premiere(2015), Sourin in The Queen of Spades, Belcore in performances of The Elixir of Love, and Marullo in Rigoletto (2009, also stepping into the title role for an ailing colleague in one performance). He won third place in HGO’s 2008 Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers and represented Mexico in the 2009 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition and the 2010 Paris International competition, and won third place in the Carlo Morelli Competition in Mexico City. Other roles include Zurga in Les pêcheurs de perles, Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte, Vronsky in Anna Karenina, John Proctor in The Crucible, Germont in La traviata, Malatesta in Don Pasquale, and Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor. Moreno composed and released his first solo album in 2013 titled “Amar a esa mujer,” accompanied by mariachi. Recently he sang Junius in The Rape of Lucretia for the University of Arizona.