From: El Paso, Texas. LA Opera: soloist in After Hours "Latina Composers" recital (2021).

Mexican-American baritone Luis Alejandro Orozco has been praised for his “voluminous baritone and beautiful legato.”

His performances during the COVID-19 impacted 2020/21 season include his Swiss debut as Riolobo in Florencia en el Amazonas with Theater St. Gallen and Escamillo in Carmen with Pensacola Opera.

Luis began the 2019/20 season with Cincinnati Opera singing Harlekin in Ariadne auf Naxos, Opera in Williamsburg singing Zurga in The Pearl Fishers, then joined Opera Roanoke to sing Silvio in their production of Pagliacci. With Opera Santa Barbara, he debuted the role of Sharpless in Madama Butterfly, followed by performances as the baritone soloist in Carmina Burana with Wichita Symphony Orchestra. He essayed the bass solos in part one of Handel’s Messiah with Las Vegas Philharmonic, appeared as Maximillian in Candide with Syracuse Opera, and Escamillo with Florentine Opera in their production of The Tragedy of Carmen.

During the summer of 2018, Luis appeared as Escamillo in Carmen with Mill City Summer Opera, and traveled across Russia in a concert tour honoring Bernstein. His 2018/19 season began with his Arizona Opera company debut, singing El Payador in Maria de Buenos Aires. He joined both Opera Santa Barbara and Anchorage Opera as Marcello in La Bohème, and returned to the role of Riolobo in Florencia en el Amazonas with Pensacola Opera.

Luis began the 2017/18 season with Mill City Summer Opera as El Payador in Maria de Buenos Aires, a role which also marked his debut with Nashville Opera and the Fort Worth Opera. He also made his debut with San Diego Opera as Riolobo in Florencia en el Amazonas, and returned to Syracuse Opera as Escamillo in Carmen, Anchorage Opera as Hannah before in As One, and New Orleans Opera as El Payador in Maria de Buenos Aires.

Previous seasons have included performances of Figaro in The Barber of Seville with Florentine Opera and Syracuse Opera, Escamillo in Carmen with Michigan Opera Theater, Mercutio in Roméo et Juliette with Lyric Opera Baltimore, Opera Grand Rapids and Austin Lyric Opera, Belcore in L’elisir d’amore with Opera Santa Barbara, Riolobo in Florencia en el Amazonas with Washington National Opera and Arizona Opera, Hannah before in As One with Urban Arias, Taddeo in L’italiana in Algeri with Opera Santa Barbara, Perichaud in La Rondine with Opera Theater St. Louis, the title role in Don Giovanni with Opera Western Reserve, and Marcello in La Bohéme with Kentucky Opera. He is also known as the leading interpreter in the United States for the role of El Payador in Piazzolla’s Maria de Buenos Aires, a role which he has performed at Florida Grand Opera, Cincinnati Opera, the Aspen Music Festival, and Anchorage Opera.

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