César Delgado - Tenor

César Delgado, Tenor

Mexican born tenor, César Delgado 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 recipient of Mannes’ President Full Scholarship, he graduated with a Professional Artist Diploma from Mannes College in Spring 2015.

He is a winner of many important competitions, including First Prize, San Miguel Competition, 2015; Giulio Gari International Competition, Encouragement Award, 2015; Emerging Artist Award, Opera Index, 2014, and a Top Grant from the Schuyler Fund by Career Bridges, 2014.

In the Summer of 2015 he appears in Arezzo, Italy as Nemorino in L’ELISIR D’AMORE, Podestà in LA FINTA GIARDINIERA, and Ferrando in COSÌ FAN TUTTE, a role he also sang this past spring with Williamsburg Opera. During his time at Mannes, he sang such principal roles with the Mannes Opera, as Liebenskoff in IL VIAGGIO A REIMS, Mario Ruppolo in the New York City premiere of 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


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)