Ricardo Rivera makes his company debut in the company’s 2016-17 season, appearing as Enrico in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor (9/25 performance) and Lt. Audebert in Puts and Campbell’s Silent Night. Recent performances for Mr. Rivera include major debuts at Lyric Opera of Chicago and Houston Grand Opera, and San Diego Opera’s world premiere of El pasado nunca se termina in the leading role of Acalán. With the El Paso Opera, he appeared as Escamillo in Bizet’s Carmen and performed the role of Uncle John in Ricky Ian Gordon’s The Grapes of Wrath with Sugar Creek Opera. On the concert stage, he performed Des Knaben Wunderhorn and Fauré’s Requiem with the Pioneer Valley Symphony.
Awards and accolades received include 1st Prize in the Eastern Region of the 2012 Met Opera National Council Auditions (MONC) which led him to the semi-finals of that competition. He received two awards upon graduating from Mannes College: the Richard F. Gold Career Grant in 2008 and the Michael Sisca Opera Award in 2012. He was awarded 3rd Prize in the Gerda Lissner Competition, a Career Grant from the Licia Albanese-Puccini Competition, 1st and Audience Prizes in the NY Lyric Opera Competition, and Encouragement Awards from the Opera Index, Career Bridges, and Connecticut Opera Guild Competitions.
Mr. Rivera is a graduate of Mannes College the New School for Music where his B.M. M.M. and PDPL were conferred.
For additional information, please visit Mr. Rivera’s website.