TenorBorn in Mexico, Arturo Chacon-Cruz has in recent seasons made many important international debuts in theaters including the Berlin State Opera, Hamburg State Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Teatro Comunale in Bologna, Teatro San Carlo, Naples, Teatro la Fenice, Venice, Teatro Regio di Turin, Palau de la Reina Sofia in Valencia, L’Opera de Montpellier, and at the Festival de Radio France in Montpellier. In North America he has appeared with the Washington Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Houston Opera, Michigan Opera Theater, Florida Grand Opera and many others.
The 2010/2011 season begins with Arturo Chacon-Cruz singing the title role of Les Contes d’Hoffmann for the Aichi Arts Center in Japan. He returns to the Opera Royal de la Wallonie for La boheme, and sings his debut performances of WertherRigoletto for Opera de Lyon. He will sing the Duca in for Den Norske Opera and Cincinnati Opera, as well as Hoffmann for Malmo Opera.
He began his 2009/10 season as Rodolfo in La Boheme with the Portland Opera. He then debuted in this role with the Cologne Opera and subsequently made his debut with the Hamburg State Opera as Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly. He also returned to the Berlin State Opera in La Boheme. Chacon Cruz also appeared as the Duca in Rigoletto with the Opera de La Wallonie, Liege and with the Florentine Opera in Milwaukee.
A protege of Ramon Vargas, Arturo Chacon-Cruz is a graduate of the Houston Grand Opera where he appeared in productions of several works including Madama Butterfly, Romeo et Juliette, Manon Lescaut, the world premiere of Lysistrataand Mozart’s Idomeneo.
His Spanish debut was in Valencia where he appeared as Christian in Alfano’s Cyrano de Bergerac opposite Placido Domingo in the title role (2006). He added the title role in Offenbach’s Les Contes D’Hoffmann to his repertoire for his debut at the Teatro Regio in Turin followed by his first Faust for L’Opera de Montpellier in the season 2007/2008. In 2008 Chacon Cruz added the Duca in Rigoletto to his repertoire in Mexico City, where he has also been heard as Lensky in Eugene Onegin.
Chacon-Cruz has also appeared often in concert. He made his Carnegie Hall debut in March 2002, singing Mozart’s Coronation Mass, and he returned to Carnegie Hall in June 2003 to sing Beethoven’s Mass in C and Charpentier’s Te Deum with the New England Symphonic Ensemble, as well a concert with the New York Pops in 2006.
Chacon Cruz has received many awards, including First Place and Audience Choice Award at the 2003 Eleanor McCollum Competition in Houston Grand Opera, winner of Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in the New England Region, and he was also a winner of Operalia 2005. He was also the recipient of the "Ramon Vargas" Opera Development Scholarship given by Mr. Vargas and Pro Opera in Mexico.
1 Teatralnaya ploschad (1 Theatre Square), Moscow, Russia
4/2 Teatralnaya ploschad (4/2 Theatre Square), Moscow, Russia