About this Artist:
Héctor Vásquez returns to HGO after originating the role of Aba in the 2019 world premiere of El Milagro del Recuerdo/The Miracle of Remembering. Also for HGO, he performed Emperor Altoum in the 2022 production of Turandot and Benoît/Alcindoro in the 2018 production of La bohème, having previously appeared as Benoît/Alcindoro in outdoor performances of the opera in 2013 and in mainstage performances of the opera in 2012. Other past roles at HGO include George Benton in Dead Man Walking (2011), Scarpia in outdoor performances of Tosca (2010), the 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). Vásquez has appeared with major opera companies, orchestras, and festivals including the Metropolitan Opera; San Francisco Opera; Utah Opera; Seattle Opera; Opera Colorado; LA Opera; the Los Angeles Philharmonic; the San Francisco Symphony; the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival; and the Ojai Festival. Vásquez is on the faculty of the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston and is a voice faculty member of HGO Community and Learning’s Bauer Family High School Voice Studio. He is also the co-director of the High School Voice Program at the Brevard Music Center. He was the director of the HGO Studio from 2006 to 2008.