B i o g r a p h y

tenor Mario Rojas is a first-year member of the Ryan Opera Center.He has performed as Rodolfo/La bohème at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City, and elsewhere in Mexico, as well as making his debut as Borsa/Rigoletto in 2017/18 Lyric Opera of Chicago.  Don Ottavio/Don Giovanni and Julian/Tomás Bretón’s La verbena de la Paloma. He is an alumnus of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he was heard as Don José/La tragédie de Carmen and Nemorino/L’elisir d’amore. Rojas also performed at the SFCM Gala with renowned pianist/coach Warren Jones. The tenor is one of the youngest singers ever to receive the Plácido Domingo scholarship from SIVAM, Mexico's most prominent young-artist program. In 2015 Rojas was very successful in competitions, receiving the Marta Eggerth Kiepura Award in the Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation International Vocal Completion, third place in the Palm Springs Opera Guild Competition, the Emerging Singers Award in the Opera Index Vocal Competition, and an Encouragement Award from the Metropolitan Opera National Council Western District Auditions. In 2016 the tenor was awarded second place in the East Bay Opera League competition and received a grant from the Loren L. Zachary Society for the Performing Arts. 

A w a r d s

  • 3rd Place - Palm Springs Opera Competition 2015.

  • Emerging Singers - Opera Index Competition 2015.

  • Marta Eggerth Kiepura Award - Licia Albanese Puccini Foundation 2015.

  • Special Encouragement - Western Region Metropolitan Opera 2015.

  • Placido Domingo Scholarship - SIVAM - 2012-2013

  • 2nd place - East Bay Opera League 2016.

  • Loren L. Zachary Grant 2016​

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