Dr. Ellen R. Gritz and Mr. Milton D. Rosenau Jr./Michele Beale and Dick Anderson Fellow
About the artist:
A third-year HGO Studio artist from Castro Valley, California, Ricardo Garcia completed his Master
of Music in Voice at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and holds a Bachelor of Music in Voice
from the University of the Pacific. For HGO’s 2021-22 season, Garcia’s roles include El Remendado in
Carmen, Papí/Jasper in alternate cast performances of The Snowy Day, First Commissioner in
Dialogues of the Carmelites, and Romeo in alternate cast and outdoor performances of Romeo and
Juliet. HGO roles for 2022-23 include Alfredo Germont in alternate cast performances of La
traviata, Schmidt in Werther, and Third Jew in Salome. During the 2020-21 HGO Digital season he
appeared in Vinkensport as Hans Sach’s Trainer; The Making of The Snowy Day, an Opera for All; and
Suite Española: Explorando Iberia. He was a studio artist at Wolf Trap Opera, where he covered
Romeo in Romeo and Juliet and Giocondo in La pietra del paragone, and 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. In summer 2021, he returned to Wolf Trap Opera as Valcour in The Anonymous Lover and sang the role of Grimoaldo in Rodelinda at the Aspen Music Festival. In summer 2022, he will perform the role of Fabrizio Naccarelli in The Light in the Piazza with Central City Opera.
HGO appearances: Remendado in Carmen; Cover and Alternate Cast Ensemble Tenor 2 and Papi/Jasper in The Snowy Day; First Commissioner in Dialogues des Carmélites; Romeo in Miller/Woodlands performances of Romeo and Juliet. Second-year HGO Studio artist.
Previously at HGO: Hans Sachs’s Trainer in Vinkensport; Ensemble Tenor 2 and Papi/Jasper cover in The Making of The Snowy Day; Soloist in Suite Española.
Artist’s website: http://ricardo-garcia-tenor.com/