Mexican-American Baritone Luis Orozco has been praised for his “voluminous baritone and beautiful legato.”
Mr. Orozco’s 2023-2024 season begins with Opera Omaha, singing Malatesta in Don Pasquale. He then returns to Nashville Opera for one of his signature roles, Riolobo in Florencia en el Amazonas, appears with Vero Beach Opera as Leporello in Don Giovanni, Madison Opera as Maximilian in Candide, and El Paso Opera as George in Sunday in the Park with George. Last season, the baritone returned to the Metropolitan Opera as a Flemish Deputy in Don Carlos. He also joined Nashville Opera, singing Marcello in La bohème, Gulfshore Opera as the title role in Don Giovanni, and Wichita Grand Opera as Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia.
Luis Orozco made his Metropolitan Opera debut in the 2021-2022 season, singing the Prime Minister in their English version of Cendrillon. He also curated and sang in a Hispanic Heritage Concert with Fort Worth Opera, followed by his debut with Virginia Opera as Marcello in La bohème. He then returned to Opéra de Lyon to remount Maria de Buenos Aires on their mainstage, singing El Payador, joined Intermountain Opera as the Count in Le nozze di Figaro, and appeared with Minnesota Opera in a gala concert.
Recently Mr. Orozco made his Swiss debut as Riolobo in Florencia en el Amazonas with Theater St. Gallen, performed Escamillo in Carmen with Pensacola Opera, and joined the Nuits de Fourvière Festival to sing El Payador in collaboration with Opéra de Lyon, appeared in recital with Opera Saratoga, and collaborated with More Than Musical to create a filmed production of La bohème, singing Marcello. In the summer of 2021 he joined Opera Maine as Belcore in L’elisir d’amore and the St. Croix Vally Opera for their Opera on the River concert.
Appearing regularly with symphonies and in recital, his recent concert engagements include the Carmina Burana with the Wichita Symphony Orchestra, Handel’s Messiah with the Las Vegas Philharmonic, and he has toured across Russia in a concert honoring Leonard Bernstein.
Previous seasons have included performances of Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia with Florentine Opera and Syracuse Opera; Sharpless in Madama BuJerfly with Opera Santa Barbara; Escamillo in Carmen with Michigan Opera Theater, and Syracuse Opera; Zurga in Pearl Fishers with Opera in Williamsburg; Mercutio in Roméo et JulieJe with Lyric Opera Baltimore, Opera Grand Rapids, and Austin Lyric Opera; Belcore in L’elisir d’amore with Opera Santa Barbara and Opera Maine; Riolobo in Florencia en el Amazonas with Washington National Opera, San Diego Opera, Pensacola Opera, and Arizona Opera; Hannah before in As One with Anchorage Opera and Urban Arias; Silvio in Pagliacci with Opera Roanoke; Taddeo in L’italiana in Algeri with Opera Santa Barbara; Perichaud in La Rondine with Opera Theater of St. Louis; the title role in Don Giovanni with Opera Naples and Opera Western Reserve, and Marcello in La bohéme with Kentucky Opera, Opera Santa Barbara, and Anchorage Opera.
Luis Orozco is 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, Arizona Opera, Nashville Opera, Fort Woth Opera, New Orleans Opera, Mill City Summer Opera, and Anchorage Opera.