Arturo Chacón-Cruz made his first appearances with LA Operain 2007, as the tenor soloist for the Verdi Requiem and as Rodolfo in La Boheme. Born in Mexico, in recent seasons he has made many important international debuts in theaters including the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Bavarian State Opera in Munich, Berlin State Opera, Hamburg State Opera, Cologne Opera, Teatro Comunale in Bologna, Teatro San Carlo in Naples, Teatro la Fenice in Venice, Teatro Regio in Torino, Palau de la Reina Sofia in Valencia, L’Opera de Montpellier and L’Opera de Lyon. In North America he has appeared with the San Francisco Opera, Washington National Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Michigan Opera Theater, Florida Grand Opera and many others.
In the fall of 2012 he made his highly acclaimed debut at the San Francisco Opera as the Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto. He subsequently made his debut at the Bolshoi Opera in Moscow as Alfredo in La Traviata and returned to the Bavarian State Opera as Pinkerton in Madame Butterfly. He sang his first performances of Gabriele Adorno in Simon Boccanegra in Malmo and in Munich in 2013. In the summer of 2013, he made his debut at the Aix-en-Provence Festival in Robert Carsen’s new production of Rigoletto. He also appeared in concert performances of Verdi’s The Two Foscari in Munich and will sing this role in a staged production at the Theater an der Wien opposite Placido Domingo in January 2014. Other projects for the 2013/2014 season include his debut at the Theatre Royale de la Monnaie as the Duke, a return to Japan for The Tales of Hoffmann in Tokyo, and a return to the Theater an der Wien in La Traviata.