Roberto Gomez, Baritone
1999 – 2000
Recent performances for ROBERTO GOMEZ featured him as Cho En lai in Long Beach Opera’s 2010 production of Nixon in China. Other roles performed recently with Long Beach Opera included the title role in the American premiere of Montezuma, the King in The Clever One and Emperor Uberall in The Emperor of Atlantis, all during the 2008 – 2009 season.
During the 2007 – 2008 season, Mr. Gomez debuted for the Arena di Verona Foundation in Italy in the Italian premiere of John Adams’ Nixon in China, in which he sang the role of the Chinese premiere Chou en-lai.
In the 2005 – 2006 season, Mr. Gomez performed the role of Figaro (Il barbiere di Siviglia) with Sacramento Opera in September of 2005 and appeared as Scarpia in San Francisco Lyric Opera’s production of Tosca in March 2006. Mr. Gomez returned to Opera San José during the 2004 – 2005 season to appear in the role of Angelotti (Tosca). Other 2004 – 2005 performances included the roles of Leporello (Don Giovanni) and Angelotti (Tosca) with Pacific Repertory Opera.
Other past performances featured Mr. Gomez in the role of Renato (Un ballo in maschera) and Schaunard (La bohème), both for West Bay Opera, and Falke (Die Fledermaus) with Townsend Opera. Mr. Gomez has also performed regularly with San Diego Opera in such works as Turandot, Carmen, Tosca, Rusalka, Madama Butterfly and Il barbiere di Siviglia. Internationally, he was seen as Marcello in La bohème with Shanghai Opera. Locally, Mr. Gomez appeared in the role of Mercutio (Roméo et Juliette) with Sacramento Opera, and as Don Andres (La Perichole) with West Bay Opera.
During the 2001 – 2002 season, Mr. Gomez appeared as Figaro in Santa Barbara Grand Opera’s production of Il barbiere di Siviglia, the title role in Don Giovanni with Pasadena Lyric Opera, Marcello in La bohème with Townsend Opera, and Figaro for Nevada Opera’s production of Il barbiere di Siviglia. He also completed a series of performances in Finland under the auspices of Los Angeles Opera.
After leaving Opera San José, Mr. Gomez performed his first Don Giovanni for Pasadena Lyric Opera to great critical acclaim. While in the Los Angeles area, he also appeared as Lorek in Los Angeles Opera’s production of Fedora with Placido Domingo and as Benoit/Alcindoro in the company’s student matinees of La bohème.