Dr. Ellen R. Gritz and Mr. Milton D. Rosenau Jr./Michele Beale and Dick Anderson Fellow
About the artist:
A second-year HGO Studio artist from Castro Valley, California, Ricardo Garcia completed his Master of Music in Voice at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM) and holds a Bachelor of Music in Voice from the University of the Pacific. For HGO’s 2021-22 season, Garcia will perform the role of El Remendado in Carmen, Papí/Jasper in in alternate cast performances of The Snowy Day, First Commissioner in Dialogues of the Carmelites, and Romeo in alternate cast performances of Romeo and Juliet. 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. As a first-year apprentice at Santa Fe Opera, he covered Parpignol in La bohème and sang Fenton/Normanno in the Apprentice Scenes Night. Recently, Garcia won the New Orleans District of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and advanced to the Gulf Coast Region finals. This summer, 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.
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/