Baritone Omar Rodriguez has been a featured soloist in opera, oratorio, and recital performances throughout the United States. Some of his recent role highlights include Count Almaviva in Mozart's le nozze di Figaro, Papageno in The Magic Flute, and Guglielmo in Così fan tutte. Mr. Rodriguez has also been a frequent soloist with Ensemble Monterey Chamber Orchestra as the bass soloist in Purcell’s Mass to St. Cecilia, Handel’s Messiah and Israel in Egypt, the title role in Mendelssohn’s Elijah and Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb. Other recent performances have included the role of Joe in John Musto's Later the Same Evening with Boston University's Opera Institute, as well as the role of Riff in selections from Bernstein’s West Side Story at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, CA.
Omar has had the honor of performing in as a soloist in venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Basilica San Marco in Venice, Vienna’s Votivkirche and the Salzburg Residenz Palast. This summer, he attended the Middlebury Language Schools German for Singers program, learning German in a complete immersion environment and performing scenes from Mozart's operatic catalogue. January 2021 will see his debut with Espressivo in a performance of Ravel's Trois poèmes de Mallarmé and in the world premiere of Befana: A Christmas Fable by Kirke Mechem. Also in the works is an upcoming full-length album as the new lead singer of the Canada-based symphonic metal band, Dusk Meridian.
Mr. Rodriguez holds a BM in Vocal Performance from California State University Fullerton, and an MM in Vocal Performance from Boston University. Omar speaks English, Spanish, and German. He currently studies with James Demler.