Luis Alejandro Orozco
An El Paso, Texas native, Mexican-American Baritone Luis Alejandro Orozco has been praised for his “voluminous baritone and beautiful legato.”
During the 2022-23 Luis Orozco returns to the Metropolitan Opera as a Flemish Deputy in Don Carlos, and returns to Nashville Opera as Marcello in La bohème.
Luis Orozco made his Metropolitan Opera debut at the start of the 2021-22 season as the Prime Minister in Cinderella. Luis also made house debuts with Virginia Opera singing Marcello in La bohème, Opera Maine singing Belcore in L’elisir d’amore, Intermountain Opera singing Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro, and made his French debut with Opera National de Lyon singing Payador in Maria de Buenos Aires. He also joined Minnesota Opera for their Beyond the Gala event.
During the COVID-19 impacted 2020-2021 season, Luis Orozco made his Swiss debut as Riolobo in Florencia en el Amazonas with Theater St. Gallen, performed Escamillo in Carmen with Pensacola Opera. Cancellations included his role debut as Giorgio Germont in La traviata with Dayton Opera, and Diego in Frida with Opera Southwest.
Luis began the 2019-2020 season with Cincinnati Opera singing Harlekin in Ariadne auf Naxos, Opera in Williamsburg singing Zurga in The Pearl Fishers, then joined Opera Roanoke to sing Silvio in their production of Pagliacci. With Opera Santa Barbara, he debuted the role of Sharpless in Madama Butterfly, followed by performances as the baritone soloist in Carmina Burana with Wichita Symphony Orchestra. He essayed the bass solos in part one of Handel’s Messiah with Las Vegas Philharmonic, appeared as Maximillian in Candide with Syracuse Opera, and Escamillo with Florentine Opera in their production of Tragedy of Carmen.
Previous seasons have included performances of Marcello in La bohéme with Kentucky Opera, Opera Santa Barbara, and Anchorage Opera, Riolobo in Florencia en el Amazonas with Arizona Opera, Washington National Opera, San Diego Opera, and Pensacola Opera, Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia with Florentine Opera and Syracuse Opera, Escamillo in Carmen with Michigan Opera Theater, Syracuse Opera, Mill City Summer Opera, and Des Moines Metro Opera, Mercutio in Roméo et Juliette with Lyric Opera Baltimore, Opera Grand Rapids, and Austin Lyric Opera, Belcore in L’elisir d’amore with Opera Santa Barbara, Hannah before in As One with Urban Arias, Anchorage Opera, and New Orleans Opera, Taddeo in L’italiana in Algeri with Opera Santa Barbara, Perichaud in La Rondine with Opera Theater of St. Louis. He is also known as the leading interpreter in the United States for the role of El Payador in Piazzolla’s Maria de Buenos Aires, a role which he has performed at Florida Grand Opera, Cincinnati Opera, the Aspen Music Festival, and Anchorage Opera, Forth Worth Opera, Nashville Opera, New Orleans Opera, and Atlanta Opera.