Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Leodigario del Rosario, tenor

Leodigario Del Rosario is a winner of Cleveland Opera's Belle Morse Award for Young Artists and was engaged by Lyric Opera Cleveland as Don Ramiro LA CENERENTOLA in 1999 and Alfred DIE FLEDERMAUS in 2003.
Del Rosario's engagements last season included Don José in CARMEN with Tacoma Opera, Pinkerton in the Lyric Opera Northwest's production of MADAMA BUTTERFLY and The Duke of Mantua in the Opera Southwest production of RIGOLETTO, which he reprised with the Townsend Opera Players.
His upcoming engagements include Alfredo in Lyric Opera Northwest’s production of LA TRAVIATA this November and Rodolfo in LA BOHEME with the Philippine Opera Company in October 2008. He is soon to return to Seattle Opera mainstage as Gaston LA TRAVIATA and Ruiz IL TROVATORE.
He also sang roles with Cleveland Opera on Tour and on that company's mainstage, as Borsa RIGOLETTO in 2002 and the First Priest/Armored Man DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE in 2003.
As a Seattle Opera Young Artist in 2003, Leodigario del Rosario sang Tamino at several schools in a children's adaptation of THE MAGIC FLUTE. He also sang the role of Ferrando in the Young Artist Production of COSÌ FAN TUTTE. He made his debut with the Seattle Opera mainstage as Nathanael LES CONTES D'HOFFMANN in 2005, and went on to sing Malcolm MACBETH and the 3rd Footman/2nd Waiter in the production of DER ROSENKAVALIER. He also sang the role of Don José in the Lyric Opera Northwest's production of CARMEN in October 2005.
He has sung many other leading roles in his homeland, including Lt BF Pinkerton MADAMA BUTTERFLY, Alfredo LA TRAVIATA, the title role in LES CONTES D'HOFFMAN, Romeo ROMÉO ET JULIETTE, Rinuccio GIANNI SCHICCHI and Gerald LAKME. Concerts and recitals in which Mr. Del Rosario has participated include performances of Beethoven Symphony No. 9 (Springfield Symphony, Ohio), Don José CARMEN (Seattle Symphony Orchestra), and Verdi Requiem, Mozart Requiem and Haydn Mass in D (Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra). He has also performed in Carnegie Hall, the Cadaques Orchestra (Barcelona) and with the Cleveland Orchestra.
Among his teachers, the names George Vassos, Antonio C. Hila and Aristeo Velasco stand out. Furthermore he has worked with some notable directors around the world including Bernard Uzan, Chris Alexander, Jose Maria Condemi, Jonathan Field, David Bamberger, Bodo Igesz and Gary Race.

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