Mr. Hurtado began the 2014-15 season as Pinkerton in Piedmont Opera’s Madama Butterfly opposite soprano Jill Gardner, a role he went on to perform with Opera Circle Cleveland in June 2015. He also made multiple appearances with ULTIMI 3 Tenors, including performances at the Tabernacle at Temple Square in Salt Lake City, and in Kona, HI.
2013-14 included three portrayals of Rodolfo in La bohème with Harbor Country Opera, Utah Lyric Opera and Sun Valley Opera (ID), and a reprise of the role of Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto for Opera Circle Cleveland. He also headlined concerts in Kona, Hawaii for the Hoku Concert Series, Monticello, UT for the Blue Mountain Concert Series, and San Francisco, CA for the LDS Department of Public Affairs and appeared with Utah Valley Symphony.
During the 2011-12 season, performances for Mr. Hurtado featured him as Alfredo (La traviata) with the Utah Lyric Opera in February 2012. Other engagements included the role of the Duke (Rigoletto) with the La Porte Symphony Orchestra and Werther with the Opera Circle in Cleveland, in which he performed the title role. On the concert stage, he was a featured soloist with the Utah Symphony, and a performance with the Temple Square Chorale and Orchestra in Salt Lake City.
During the 2009 – 2010 season included the role of Remendado (Carmen) with Phoenix Opera. On the concert stage, Mr. Hurtado was a featured soloist with West Michigan Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, sang the tenor solo in A Faust Symphony with Traverse Symphony Orchestra, and appeared in recital at the Interlochen Center for the Arts where he is on the faculty. He also was the tenor soloist in Bach’s Magnificat with the Sacramento Choral Society and Orchestra, and with the Opera Circle of Cleveland’s Fireworks Gala in January 2009.
During the 2008 – 2009 season, Mr. Hurtado performed the role of Belmonte (The Abduction from the Seraglio) with the Midsummer Mozart Festival on August 1 and 3, 2008 at the California Theatre.
While a resident artist at Opera San José, Mr. Hurtado performed the roles of Edgardo (Lucia di Lammermoor), the title role in Werther, the Duke of Mantua (Rigoletto), and Tamino (The Magic Flute.) Mr. Hurtado debuted as a member of Opera San José’s resident company in 2006, performing the roles of Roméo (Roméo et Juliette), Alfredo (La traviata) and Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly). On the concert stage, Mr. Hurtado debuted with the Santa Rosa Symphony under maestro Bruno Ferrandis in 2008.
Past performances for Mr. Hurtado include the title role in Candide with Festival Opera in 2005 for which his performance received critical acclaim. Mr. Hurtado had previously debuted with the company in 2004 as Roméo in Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette.
Prior to his Festival Opera debut, Mr. Hurtado was heard as an apprentice artist with Central City Opera where he performed the role of Roger Doremus in a rare production of Lee Hoiby’s Summer and Smoke (later featured across the country on NPR’s World of Opera), and covered the role of Lysander in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. For Opera North, Mr. Hurtado sang the roles of Brighella (Ariadne auf Naxos) and Gonsalve in L’heure Espagnole. For two seasons he was an apprentice artist with Utah Festival Opera, performing roles in Gianni Schicchi and Les Contes d’Hoffmann. Mr. Hurtado has also performed with Opera Circle of Cleveland, Martinez Opera, Cincinnati Opera, and Opera Theatre of Lucca, Italy.
Selected honors for Mr. Hurtado include winning the 2003 Hannah Beaulieu Career Development Award at Florida State University, and being named a 2003 national finalist in the Heinz-Rehfuss Singing Actor Competition. He received his musical training at Florida State University under the tutelage of Stanford Olsen, at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and Brigham Young University.
For more information, please visit Mr. Hurtado’s website.