“Efraín Corralejo is a promising young tenor with colorful voice with an easy top and a powerful center.”
Corralejo was born in Leon Guanajuato, Mexico. A graduate of the Francisco Araiza Tenor Artistic Excellence Chair of the National Conservatory of Music, Efraín has a degree in Opera Singing from the INBAL Superior School of Music in Mexico City. He also graduated from the Fine Arts Opera Studio.
A second-year Resident Artist at Minnesota Opera, Efraín will sing the roles of Rafael in Cruzar la Cara de la Luna, Jazz Trio in Trouble in Tahiti, Dallas in Service Provider, and Parpignol in La bohème this season. Last season Efraín made is MN Opera debut as the Herald in Rinaldo and was lauded for his portrayal as Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni.
In 2019, he made his international debut in Rossini’s opera The Barber of Seville as the Count Almaviva with the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia as well as performing as the Tenor Soloist in Verdi’s Requiem in Colorado.
Winner of the Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition in December 2021 in the district of Mexico, Efraín was also a finalist at The Dallas Opera Competition in October 2021 and was the winner of the audience award at the Linus Lerner International Singing Competition 2020. In 2019 he was the winner of the regional round of the Metropolitan Opera Council. In the following round, he was awarded an Encouragement award. He was the winner in the first annual auditions of the Metropolitan Opera Council in the District of Mexico in 2018. In the following round he received an Incentive Award and recognition for his honorable participation.
Efraín’s vast repertoire includes the roles of Ernesto in Don Pasquale, Alfredo in La traviata, Rodolfo in La bohème, Tonio in The Daughter of the Regiment, Tamino in The Magic Flute, Nemorino in The Elixir of Love, Count Almaviva in The Barber of Seville, and Kaspar in Amahl and the Night Visitors. His concert work includes Verdi’s Requiem, Mozart’s Requiem, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Handel’s Messiah, and Mozart’s Penitent David.