Mexican-born César Delgado, whom Opera News has praised for his “generous, lustrous tenor” and “committed, energetic acting” has been steadily building an active career that finds him regularly on the US and Mexican musical scenes.
Mr. Delgado began the 2017-2018 season with a New York debut in New York City Opera’s production of La Fanciulla del West. Earlier in 2017, he sang Rodolfo in La Bohème with The Charleston Opera and Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly with Mexico’s Mazatlán Opera. He is due to perform the tenor solos in Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle in New York in 2018.
In 2016, Mr. Delgado appeared as Arcadio in the Latin American premiere of Florencia en el Amazonas, in a fully staged production in Mexico City. This production was also recorded for CD release.
Mr. Delgado has won many prestigious vocal competitions, including the1st Prize (Male Category) in the 2017 Sinaloa International Singing Competition and the “Murray Rosenthal" Major Award at the Opera Index International Voice Competition in 2016. In 2015, he was chosen to participate in Plácido Domingo’s 2015 New York Master Class, sponsored jointly by Opera News and the Metropolitan Opera Guild. He was also invited to participate in the first International Residency of the Ryan Opera Center by Chicago Lyric Opera. A Mannes President Full Scholarship recipient, Mr. Delgado graduated with a Professional Artist Diploma from Mannes College in Spring 2015. While there, he sang such principal roles with Mannes Opera as Liebenskoff in Il Viaggio a Reims, Mario Ruoppolo in the New York City premiere of Daniel Catán’s Il Postino, and Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi.
|Catán||Il Postino||Mario Ruoppolo|
|Gounod||Romeo et Juliette||Romeo|
|Mozart||Così Fan Tutte||Ferrando|
|Mozart||Die Entführung aus dem Serail||Belmonte|
|Mozart||La Finta Giardiniera||Podestà|
|Montsalvatge||Una Voce in Off||Claudio|
|Ravel||L'Enfant et les Sortlièges||Le Théière|
|Rossini||Il Viaggio a Reims||Liebenskoff|
|Verdi||Rigoletto||Il Duca di Mantua|
|Beethoven||Symphony No. 9|
“But the vocal standout was Cesar Delgado as Rinuccio. His generous, lustrous tenor lost no breadth or warmth on top, and his committed, energetic acting made him the unlikely engine of the action. “
“Could César Delgado be the next big Opera discovery? After hearing his recital at Mannes this afternoon, celebrating his being awarded a Professional Artists Diploma, we consider him a strong front-runner”.
“The voices in this production made up for it. In particular, tenor, César Delgado, delivered a rendition of “De este apacible rincón” that rivaled that of Plácido Domingo!”
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Cesar Delgado, 'Volar sentir...' Arcadio's Aria, Florencia en el Amazonas, D. Catán