Mexican-American baritone, Schyler Vargas, is establishing himself as a versatile young talent, bringing interdisciplinary performances to the operatic, theatrical, and concert stage. Noted as a “distinguished” (Washington Classical Review) and “powerful baritone,” (Washington Post) his notable credits include performing at Carnegie Hall in Iolanthe by Gilbert & Sullivan alongside Christine Ebersole and Santino Fontana and premiering UNKNOWN by Shawn Okpebholo which was featured on PBS NewsHour and NPR. He will return to Carnegie Hall as Connie and Ragged Man in Ricky Ian Gordan’s The Grapes of Wrath conducted and directed by Ted Sperling this April.
Previously, he has been seen in main stage roles at The Atlanta Opera, Arizona Opera, UrbanArias, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, The Glimmerglass Opera Festival, and the Chateau de Versailles. Role highlights include: Papageno in Die Zauberflöte, Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro, Cinderella’s Prince and the Wolf in Into the Woods, Maximilian in Candide, and Riff, Diesel, and Chino in West Side Story by with original Jerome Robbins choreography, among others. On the concert stage, Schyler has performed as the baritone soloist for Vaughn William’s Five Mystical Songs, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solenelle, Schubert’s Mass in Ab, and Mark Hayes’ Requiem. He is a two time district winner in the Laffont Competition with the Metropolitan Opera.