Ángel Vargas

Puerto-Rican tenor Ángel Vargas was a National Semi-finalist at the Metropolitan Opera’s Eric and Dominique Laffont Competition in 2022. He also participated in Houston Grand Opera’s Eleanor McCollum Competition where he reached the final, winning the Ana María Martínez Encouragement Award, and obtained the second place in both the Zarzuela, Voz y Olé Competition in Latin America and the Festival Gegen den Strom in Bad Ems: Offenbach Grand Prix. In 2021, Ángel made his European debut as part of the Mascarade Opera Studio at Teatro La Fenice in Venice singing scenes from La bohème (Rodolfo) and Werther (Werther). He also completed his second season with the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis as a Gerdine Young Artist. In his first two seasons with the company, Ángel sang in the world première of Huang Ruo’s An American Soldier and covered roles such as the Duca di Mantua in their production of Rigoletto. During the 2019-2020 season, Ángel performed with The Dallas Opera participating in collaboration with Opera For Peace in their Linda Hart Institute’s final gala. As a fellowship recipient at the Aspen Music Festival, he sang Spalanzani in Les contes d’Hoffmann and covered the title role. Ángel made his debut with Pro Arte Musical in his hometown of San Juan, Puerto Rico during this summer as part of the concert series Nuevos Virtuosos. He made his role and house debut as Don José in a Landestheater Linz Opera Studio production of Peter Brook’s version of La tragédie de Carmen in 2022. Ángel is an emerging artist alumni at Mascarade Opera. This past summer Ángel sang General Alfredo in Jimmy López’s Bel Canto at the Aspen Music Festival as a Fleming Artist and also started his Fall season singing Nemorino in L’elisir d’amorefor the opening of Ópera de Puerto Rico’s 2023-2024 season. Ángel will begin 2024 at Sarasota Opera as part of their Studio Artists covering the role of Edgardo in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor.   

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