From: Sonora, Mexico. LA Opera: Verdi Requiem (2007), Rodolfo in La Bohème (2007, mainstage debut), Alfredo in La Traviata (2014), Arcadio in Florencia en el Amazonas (2014), Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi (2015); Macduff in Macbeth (2016); Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto (2018); Rafael Ruiz in El Gato Montes (2019). Upcoming: Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor (2022).
Arturo Chacón-Cruz has established himself in recent years as a leading tenor with exciting appearances in renowned theaters and concert halls across the globe. He has sung over 60 roles in more than 30 countries.
Performances in the 2021/2022 season include Don José in Carmen (Parma, Italy), Gabriel Adorno in Simon Boccanegra in Palermo, Jacopo Foscari in The Two Foscari in Paris, Alfredo in La Traviata in Moscow and Seville, the title role of Don Carlo with Maryland Lyric Opera, Hoffmann in The Tales of Hoffmann in Las Palmas, and Manrico in Il Trovatore in Spain, as well as concerts in Mexico City and Monterrey, Corpus Christi, San Francisco, Palermo, Muscat, Paris, and Vienna.
Since winning Operalia in 2005, Arturo’s career has seen a successful and steady development. His repertoire spans from Bellini and Donizetti to Puccini and Verdi. Some of his more sought after roles are: Rodolfo, the Duke of Mantua, Alfredo, Jacopo Foscari, Gabriele Adorno, Pinkerton, Hoffmann, Werther and Romeo to name a few.
He has sung private recitals for King Felipe of Spain, Queen Sofia and King Juan Carlos of Spain, as well as another one for all the leaders of Iberoamerica.
Recent highlights include role debut at the Vienna State Opera, his role debut as Manrico in Il Trovatore, in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Oronte in Verdi’s I Lombardi in Montecarlo, Cavaradossi in Tosca in Oviedo, Spain, Ismael in Nabucco in Valencia, Spain, and Rodolfo in Luisa Miller in Barcelona, as well as a reprisal of one of his signature roles, the eponymous role in Massenet’s Werther in Stuttgart’s State Opera.
Other performances include: the Duke in Rigoletto (Houston, Verona, Naples, Budapest, Hamburg, Los Angeles and Florence), Rodolfo in La Boheme (San Francisco and Hamburg), Alfredo in La Traviata (Munich, Valencia, Moscow, Rome, Barcelona, Verona and Oman), Ruggero in La Rondine in Genova, Faust in La Damnation de Faust in Mexico City’s Bellas Artes, the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires and at the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow, Werther in Barcelona and Budapest, Des Grieux in Manon in Monte Carlo, Don Jose in Carmen (Tel Aviv, Lyon, Tampere, Palermo and Zurich), as well as a critically acclaimed role debut as Macduff in Macbeth in Los Angeles and later in Vienna.
He has worked with star directors Sofia Coppola (La Traviata, with Valentino costumes) and Woody Allen (Gianni Schicchi, available on DVD and BluRay by Sony); these shows were internationally acclaimed with sold out performances in Los Angeles, Valencia and Rome.
In addition to an extensive existing operatic discography, the artist’s first solo CD is available. Arturo Chacón le canta a México features some of the most beautiful Mexican music ever written, and is accompanied by the Orquesta Filarmónica de Sonora. Arturo’s mariachi recordings De México para el Mundo and De mi Casa a tu Casa were recently released, including a duet with his wife Venetia-Maria Stelliou, as well as his first ever English language recording A Christmas Wonderland available on all digital platforms as well as physically on Amazon.
Chacón-Cruz has received many honors and awards throughout the years. The most recent one being the “Moncayo Medal” in Jalisco, Mexico, he was also “GQ Man of the Year 2018” in Mexico. He was the “Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Emerging Star” of 2017 for the San Francisco Opera.
He made his La Scala di Milano debut as Hoffmann in The Tales of Hoffmann, and received a very warm reception from the audience and press: “He excellently portrayed the lovelorn poet, with a youthfulness that only made him more attractive, exhibiting great mastery over his instrument and an indeed pleasant high register, all in all, a brilliant participation” (GB Opera).
Arturo is the spokesperson for Beyond Celiac, an organization he proudly supports that works towards a cure for Celiac Disease.
He currently lives in Miami with his wife and his son. Learn more at ArturoChaconCruz.com.