Mario Rojas is an alumnus of the prestigious Ryan Opera Center at the Lyric Opera of Chicago and an alumnus of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
He has recently sung roles such as Romeo in Gounod's opera Romeo and Juliet and Ismael in Verdi's opera Nabucco at the Castel de Peralada Music Festival under the baton of Maestro Nicola Luisotti and the opera company of the Teatro Real in Madrid. Within his repertoire are characters such as Alfredo in La Traviata, who in 2019 at the Chicago Lyric Opera replaced a sick colleague at the last minute; Rodolfo in La Bohème; Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi; Nemorino in the Elixir of Love; Duque of Mantua in Rigoletto; Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor; among others.
In 2019 he was invited to sing at Maestro Plácido Domingo's concert in his hometown, Torreón, Coahuila, in front of 30,000 people. Among the honors Rojas has received are the 2021 Maria Manetti Shrem Award from the Napa Valley Festival, William M. Sullivan Foundation Award in 2018, third place in the Dallas Opera Vocal Competition in the same year, and the Luminarts Foundation - Fellowship in 2020, as well as other recognitions.
His 2022/2023 season includes engagements as Alfredo in La Traviata at the Opera National du Lorraine in Nancy, France.