César Delgado, Mexican-born tenor, has been praised for his “generous, lustrous tenor” and “committed, energetic acting” by Opera News. Mr. Delgado has been steadily building an active career that finds him regularly on the stages of US, German, and Mexican opera houses. This season 2022/2023 he’s been scheduled to create the title role in the World Premiere of ZORRO with Fort Worth Opera and Opera Southwest (both house debuts). He will appear as Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni in his house debut at Gulfshore Opera, as Narraboth in Salome in his house debut with Tulsa Opera, as Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore with Monterrey Opera in Mexico, and as Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly with Santander Theater in Mexico. He will sing Mahler’s Das lied von der Erde in a return with the Ontario Philharmonic Orchestra in Canada. He will return to sing Rodolfo in La Bohème with Mazatlan Opera in Mexico.
Operatic highlights from previous seasons include performances at Regensburg Theater in Germany as Edgardo di Ravenswood in the new production of Lucía di Lammermoor directed by the legendary Brigitte Fassbaender; as Duca di Mantova in Rigoletto with the New Orleans Opera; as Rodolfo in La Bohème at The Charleston Opera; as Arcadio in the fully-staged Latin America premiere of Florencia en el Amazonas in Mexico City; the title role in the NYC premiere of Catán’s Il Postino; his house debut in New York City Opera’s production of La Fanciulla del West; and as Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi with Mazatlan Opera in Mexico conducted by Enrique Patron de Rueda. International honors and top awards include: Opera PALCCO (Mexico) 2020, the Gerda Lissner Foundation (NYC) 2018 & 2016, the Giulio Gari Foundation (NYC) 2018, Sinaloa International Singing Competition (Mexico) 2017, the “Murray Rosenthal” Major Award at the Opera Index International Competition (NYC) 2016, and Opera San Miguel (Mexico) 2015. In 2015, he was chosen to participate in Plácido Domingo’s 2015 New York Master Class, sponsored jointly by Opera News and the Metropolitan Opera Guild. He was also invited to participate in the first International Residency of the Ryan Opera Center by Chicago Lyric Opera. A Mannes President Full Scholarship recipient, Mr. Delgado graduated with a Professional Artist Studies diploma from Mannes College for Music (2015).