Mario Rojas


Alec Carlson


Mario Rojas

Mexican tenor Mario Rojas, a second-year member of the Ryan Opera Center, is an alumnus of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (Don José/La tragédie de Carmen, Nemorino/L’elisir d’amore). He is one of the youngest singers ever to receive the Plácido Domingo scholarship from SIVAM, Mexico's most prominent young-artist program. In his home country he has performed Rodolfo/La bohème at Mexico City’s Palacio de Bellas Artes and elsewhere in Mexico as Don Ottavio/Don Giov anni, and Julian/Tomás Bretón’s La verbena de la Paloma. Among the honors Rojas has received are third place in the 2018 Dallas Opera Vocal Competition, winner of the 2018 MONC Central District Auditions, second place in the East Bay Opera League Competition, and, in 2015, the Marta Eggerth Kiepura Award in the Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation International Vocal Completion, third place in the Palm Springs Opera Guild Competition, and the Emerging Singers Award in the Opera Index Vocal Competition. He has been heard with soprano Nicole Cabell and pianist Craig Terry at the Harris Theater’s Beyond the Aria recital series and Kentucky Opera’s Sidecar cabaret series. At Lyric, where he portrayed Borsa/Rigoletto last season, Rojas will appear this season as Parpignol/La bohème, Ruiz/Il trovatore, and Gastone/La traviata, while also understudying Rodolfo/La bohème and Alfredo/La traviata.

Mario Rojas is sponsored by the Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation.

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