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Lopez Yanez, Jorge Tenor
Jorge Lopez-Yañez has distinguished himself as a leading tenor on operatic stages throughout the world. In North America, he has appeared with the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Los Angeles Opera, Canadian Opera, San Diego Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, Austin Lyric Opera, Atlanta Opera, Edmonton Opera, Opera de Quebec, and in San Antonio, Texas and San Juan, Puerto Rico.

In Europe, he has appeared on the stages of the leading opera houses of Amsterdam, Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Paris, Antwerp, Bern, Bordeaux, Canary Islands, Cologne, Dresden, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Ghent, Hannover, Karlsruhe, Monte-Carlo, Nice, Pesaro, Stuttgart, Strasbourg, Toulouse, Venice, and Zurich.

Elsewhere, he has performed with the opera companies of Santiago, Chile, Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tokyo, Japan, Tel-Aviv, Isreal,and Sydney and Melbourne, Australia.

He has earned particular acclaim for his portrayal of “heroic” Rossini tenor roles and the bel-canto repertoire of Donizetti, Bellini, and Verdi.

During the past two seasons, he has appeared with Monte-Carlo Opera as Ramiro in La Cenerentola, Valladolid, Spain as Almaviva in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Jalapa, Mexico and in the U.S.A. for the Atlanta Opera as Edgardo, San Juan, Puerto Rico as Romeo, Opera Australia as Alfredo in La Traviata and as Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor, in Tokyo, Japan as Carlo in Linda di Chamounix, Australian Opera as Rodolfo, the Cincinnati Opera as Almaviva in il Barbiere di Siviglia, Hawaii Opera and the Opera de Puerto Rico as the Duke in Rigoletto, San Antonio Opera as Rodolfo, and the Florentine Opera as Macduff in Macbeth

This winter and spring includes engagments at the Florentine Opera as Macduff in Macbeth, Teatro de la Opera in San Juan, Puerto Rico as the Duke of Mantua, and the Lyric Opera of San Antonio as Rodolfo.

A native of Mexico, Mr. Lopez-Yañez regularly returns to his home country to appear in Mexico City, Monterrey, Guadalajara, Aguascalientes, and Jalapa. He is a graduate of the University of Zacatecas in Mexico, and studied music and voice at California State University, Northridge and at the University of Southern California. His teachers included Curt Allen, Jack Metz, and Jane Westbrook. He came to public attention as a finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions in 1986 and as first-prize winner of the Loren Zachary Competition.

He may be heard on recordings of Hamlet released by Sernissima, an album of Mexican Mariachi Music, and in Ermione, release on video by NVC Arts.

Pinnacle Arts Management:

Buffs Performance(s): 2/18/90, 2/22/88, 9/28/86
Grants awarded: The Great Mexican Tenor Sings Favourite Mariachi Songs

Hamlet (Thomas)

Ermione (Rossini)


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