Songs without Borders
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/ Cd. Juarez México native. He has performed with such companies as: Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Cincinnati Opera, San Diego Opera, Nashville Opera, Ft. Worth Opera Festival, The Aspen Music Festival, Des Moines Metro Opera, Michigan Opera Theater, Florentine Opera, New Orleans Opera, Atlanta Opera, Arizona Opera, Washington National Opera, Mill City Summer Opera, Opera Saratoga, Austin Opera, Opera Santa Barbara, El Paso Opera, Lexington Philharmonic, Syracuse Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Opera Naples, Anchorage Opera, Opera Grand Rapids, Lyric Opera Baltimore, and Urban Arias.
In the 18-19 Season, he will make his Teatro di San Carlo (Napoli, Italy), and Pensacola Opera debuts, as well as returns to Cincinnati Opera for the role debut of Harlekin in Ariadne auf Naxos. He also makes a return to Anchorage Opera, Opera Santa Barbara and Arizona Opera.
Orozco was a recent guest soloist with the Evgeny Svetlanov State Symphony in Moscow Russia for Leonard Bernstein’s 100th anniversary tribute concert. 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.
Luis Alejandro Orozco is a proud graduate of the University of Texas at El Paso where he studied and learned of his love for Opera from Dr. Christopher Meerdink, and the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music where he was a student of William McGraw