Underwriters: Michelle Beale and Dick Anderson/Ellen Gritz and Mickey Rosenau
About the artist: A native of Castro Valley, California, Ricardo Garcia recently completed his master’s degree in voice at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM) and holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of the Pacific. Previous roles at SFCM include Peter Quint in The Turn of the Screw, Male Chorus in The Rape of Lucretia, and Younger Thompson in Glory Denied. He was a studio artist at Wolf Trap Opera, where he covered Roméo in Roméo et Juliette and Giocondo in La pietra del paragone. Garcia was a voice fellow with Music Academy of the West where he sang Jenik in The Bartered Bride. Recent roles include Lamplighter/Drunkard in The Little Prince and Fenton in Falstaff. As a first-year apprentice at Santa Fe Opera, he covered Parpignol in La bohème as well as sang Fenton/Normanno in the Apprentice Scenes Night. Recently, Ricardo won the San Francisco District of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and advanced to the region finals in Los Angeles.
HGO appearances: Remendado in Carmen (COVID-19 cancellation); Papi/Jasper in selected performances of The Snowy Day; 3rd Esquire in Parsifal (COVID-19 cancellation). First-year HGO Studio artist.
Artist’s website: http://ricardo-garcia-tenor.com/