General Reviews (2020)

  • Forum Opera / Fabrice Malkani

    May 09, 2015

    "Le Don José d’Arturo Chacón-Cruz bénéficie d’une puissance vocale indéniable"

  • L.A. Observer / Donna Perlmutter

    September 27, 2015

    "Other cast notables include Arturo Chacón-Cruz, that handsome young tenor whose voice gets more tenderly appealing and ear-caressing in it freshness each time we hear him (any day now he, too, will be wooed away by the Met)." 

  • The Budapest Times / Kiára Árgenta

    October 30, 2015

    "Arturo Chacón-Cruz brings such emotion to Werther with the voice of absolute desolation and heartbreak stretching out into infinity. He can no more have Charlotte than possess the moon but with a voice such as his, anything seems within his grasp.
    Massenet’s gentle yet ever spiraling musical score never overpowers the performers. By Act 3 the tragedy has escalated and enveloped surely the hardest of hearts in the Opera House."

  • Music OMH / Barry Creasy

    November 07, 2015

    "After this the mood changed once more, and the orchestra was joined again by Arturo Chacón-Cruz for a medley of popular Mexican song from the mid-20th century – María Grever’s Júrame, Consuelo Velásquez’s Bésame Mucho and Augustín Lara’s Granada (to which Chacón-Cruz added, as encores, Lara’s Solamente una vez and Juan Gabriel’s Amor Eterno). Chacón-Cruz sang these in perfectly judged style, with just the right amount of wobble, sob, and heroic top-notes, and the orchestra went into full-on lush Latin ballroom style; the Royal Festival Hall lacked only a disco ball for the full effect to take hold."

  • El Universal / Alida Piñón

    November 14, 2015

  • Doce Notas / Ovidi di Cardona

    July 04, 2016

    "La napolitana Maria Grazia Schiavo fue la encargada de interpretar el exigente rol de Violetta Valéryalcanzando un gran triunfo la noche del pasado 25 de junio. Un servidor la había escuchado moverse como pez en agua en el repertorio tardo-barroco hace ya unos años, pero su recreación romana de la cortesana verdiana la avala como una de las grandes voces del repertorio romántico italiano. A su lado, el joven tenor mejicano Arturo Chacón-Cruz (Alfredo Germont) se reivindicó como tenor lírico con un canto de fraseo elegante, intuitivo, un timbre grato, un vigoroso carácter y unos brillantes agudos."

    (Arturo Chacon-Cruz showed us a lyric tenor with elegant and intuitive phrasing, a pleasant timbre, vigorous character and a brilliant top.)

  • Bachtrack / Laurence Vittes

    September 21, 2016

    "An extremely sweet-toned Arturo Chacon-Cruz's Macduff broke hearts with his big Aria"

  • Opera Today / Maria Nockin

    September 24, 2016

    "Arturo Chacón-Cruz was a poignant Macduff who sang with a lyrical sound and exquisite grace. He seemed surprised by the warm reception his aria garnered." - See more at:

  • Seen and Heard International / Jane Rosenberg

    September 24, 2016

    "Arturo Chacón-Cruz, a strong lyric tenor, gave voice to Macduff, who ultimately murders Macbeth, in Verdi’s beautifully written aria of Act IV"

  • LA Observed / Donna Perlmutter

    September 26, 2016

    "But it was Arturo Chacón-Cruz, singing Macduff's aria with extraordinarily sweet and gorgeous tone, who won the bel canto sweepstakes."

  • L.A. Weekly / Falling James

    September 27, 2016

    "L.A. Opera regular Arturo Chacón-Cruz steals several scenes as a sterling-voiced Macduff, in another heroic role that further cements the Mexican vocalist’s position as a rising tenor in the tradition of Domingo."

  • Frontiers Media / Christopher Cappiello

    September 27, 2016

    "LA Opera favorite Arturo Chacon-Cruz was the surprise of the night, with his confident, sure tenor presenting a grounded and heartrending performance of Macduff’s plaintive “Ah, la paterna mano.” Chacon-Cruz has grown in recent years, and one looks forward to the leading roles he will grow into for future seasons."