Benoît and Alcindoro in La bohème. Previously: Benoît/Alcindoro in outdoor performances of La bohème (2013); Alcindoro in mainstage performances, adding Benoît for two performances (2012); George Benton in Dead Man Walking (2011); title role in Rigoletto in outdoor performances (2009); Forester in The Cunning Little Vixen (2007), Alvaro in Florencia en el Amazonas (2001, world premiere in 1996), and Schaunard in La bohème (1996). HGO Studio director (2006–08). Voice faculty member of HGOco Bauer Family High School Voice Studio (2017 to present).
About the Artist:
Héctor Vásquez has appeared throughout the United States in opera and concert repertoire. His roles with HGO include Benoît and Alcindoro in La bohème (2012–13), George Benton in Dead Man Walking (2011), performances of the title role in Rigoletto (2009), Forester in The Cunning Little Vixen (2007), and Alvaro in Florencia en el Amazonas, a role he created for the world premiere in 1996 and reprised in 2001. He sang Alvaro again with Colorado Opera, but took on the role of the Capitán in performances of Florencia with San Diego Opera and Utah Opera. Vásquez performed for over ten seasons with the Metropolitan Opera since his debut in 1995 as Beaumarchais in The Ghosts of Versailles. He appeared in subsequent Met seasons in Carmen, Rigoletto, Madama Butterfly, Capriccio, La traviata, and The Merry Widow. Other performances include Martinů’s Soldiers’ Mass with Houston Ballet, Blitch in Susannah with Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre, the world premiere of Don Davis’s Rio del sangue with the Los Angeles Master Chorale, Scarpia in Tosca with El Paso Opera, the title role in Rigoletto with Festival Opera, the title role in Don Giovanni with Bard SummerScape, Escamillo in Carmen with Opera Omaha, Malatesta in Don Pasquale with Cleveland Opera, and many others. Vásquez was director of the HGO Studio from 2006 to 2008 and is currently a voice faculty member of HGO’s Bauer Family High School Voice Studio.