Rodrigo Garciarroyo, Tenor

“Watch out for this tenor of well collocated voice, beautiful timbre and great presence.”

--Lázaro Azar, Reforma Newspaper

"charming ... an experienced, confident, and refined professional"

”... combining a rich sound and a smooth legato with secure and heroic high notes: simply first -class singing” --John Bills, Pro Opera Magazine

"...of beautiful lyric voice and a committed actor who convinced us delightfully with his work"

--Manuel Yrízar, Operópatas Blog

“There has been a glut of stellar tenors coming out of Mexico lately, and Rodrigo Garciarroyo is the newest kid in the pantheon.”

--Larry Kellum, The Town Times, Connecticut

Born in Mexico, Rodrigo Garciarroyo has been involved with music and stage since he was a child, learning about architecture, theatre and music at a very young age. He began singing under the teaching of Jorge González Ávila, and later studied at both the Escuela Nacional de Música and the Escuela Superior de Música in Mexico City. There he met pianist Mario Alberto Hernández, who has been his tutor, coach and friend ever since. Between 2003 and 2006 he received the Plácido Domingo Scholarship to study at the Sociedad Internacional de Valores de Arte Mexicano (SIVAM). Since 2006, he has been awarded scholarships from the International Vocal Arts Institute (IVAI), the Martina Arroyo Foundation and the Olga Forrai Foundation to pursue his vocal studies in Puerto Rico, Israel and New York training under artists such as Joan Dornemann, Lucy Arner, César Ulloa, Mignon Dunn, Martina Arroyo, Sherill Milnes, Ira Siff, Anthony Laciura, Joan Patenaude-Yarnell and Enrique Patrón de Rueda.

Mr. Garciarroyo has sung in the US, Europe and Asia, and in Mexico on stages all around the country. His repertoire includes songs from around the world, opera, chamber and symphonic music, including L’Elisir d’Amore ,Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Don Giovanni, Tosca, Un Ballo in Maschera, La Traviata, Zaide, La Bohème, Madama Butterfly, Il Tabarro, Beethoven’s 9th symphony, The Verdi Requiem, Cavalleria Rusticana, Carmen and Massenet’s Manon. Rodrigo made his debut at the Palacio de Bellas Artes with the Compañía Nacional de Ópera as Cavalleria Rusticana’s Turiddu in 2011 under the tutelage of Maestro Niksa Bareza. He made his Lincoln Center debut with the Verdi Requiem conducted by Maestro Patrick Gardner in 2009.

“The stage is the mirror in which society sees itself. It is where we lay a finger in our most sublime and horrifying possibilities as human beings. That’s the job and responsibility of a dramatic artist; that's his contribution to society. The audience bravely seeks to find itself in the mystic reflection of fiction. This is not only what I do, it is what I am.”

- Rodrigo Garciarroyo