César Delgado - Tenor


César Delgado, Tenor

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.

Opera Repertoire

Composer Opera Role
Catán Il Postino Mario Ruoppolo
Donizetti L'Elisir D'Amore Nemorino
Gounod Faust Faust
Gounod Romeo et Juliette Romeo
Massenet Manon Des Grieux
Mozart Così Fan Tutte Ferrando
Mozart Die Entführung aus dem Serail Belmonte
Mozart La Finta Giardiniera Podestà
Mozart Die Zauberflöte Tamino
Montsalvatge Una Voce in Off Claudio
Puccini La Bohème Rodolfo
Puccini Gianni Schicchi Rinuccio
Ravel L'Enfant et les Sortlièges Le Théière
Rossini Il Viaggio a Reims Liebenskoff
Verdi Rigoletto Il Duca di Mantua
Verdi La Traviata Alfredo

Concert Repertoire

Composer Composition Role
Beethoven Symphony No. 9
Mozart Coronation Mass
Mozart Requiem

Press Acclaim

“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. “

Opera News, NYC. 2015

“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”.

Voce di Meche. 2015

“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!”

Deslumbrar.wordpress. 2014

Media

Cesar Delgado, Porquoi me reveiller, Werther, Jules Massenet

Cesar Delgado, 'Volar sentir...' Arcadio's Aria, Florencia en el Amazonas, D. Catán

Press Kit

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Biography (.pdf)

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