Luis Alejandro Orozco
Mexican American baritone Luis Alejandro Orozco, is known as the leading interpreter in the United States for the role of El Payador in Piazzolla’s Maria de Buenos Aires. Orozco is an El Paso Texas native. He has performed with such companies as Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Cincinnati Opera, The Aspen Music Festival, Des Moines Metro Opera, Opera Saratoga, Austin Opera, Opera Santa Barbara, El Paso Opera, Lexington Philharmonic, Syracuse Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Opera Naples, Washington National Opera, Arizona Opera, Anchorage Opera, Opera Grand Rapids, Lyric Opera Baltimore, and Urban Arias. In the 16-17 Season, Orozco will make company debuts with Michigan Opera Theater, Atlanta Opera, Florentine Opera, and Mill City Summer Opera. In the 17-18 Season, he will make his San Diego Opera Debut.
Orozco has performed the roles of Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Escamillo in Carmen, Don Giovanni, Giulio Cesare, Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro, Tarquinius in The Rape of Lucretia, Harry Easter in Street Scene, Le Podestat in Le Docteur Miracle, Taddeo in L’Italiana in Algeri, Marcello in La bohème, le Dancaïre in Carmen, Mercutio in Roméo et Juliette, Riolobo in Florencia en el Amazonas, Hannah before in As One, and Belcore in L’elisir d’amore.
Overseas, Orozco has performed the role of Papageno in Mozart’s Magic Flute, with The Seoul International Opera Festival in South Korea, and the title role in Rossini’s Il Signor Bruschino with the CCM Spoleto Festival. Orozco was a part of the Kennedy Center World Stages Festival in the premiere staged reading of Fallujah by composer Tobin Stokes in 2013.