Arturo Chacón-Cruz, a native of Sonora, Mexico, has established himself in recent years as a leading tenor with exciting appearances in renowned theaters and concert halls across the globe, having sung over 50 roles in more than 20 countries.
Since winning Plácido Domingo’s Operalia Singing Competition in 2005, Arturo’s career has seen a successful, and steady development. His repertoire spans from Bellini and Donizetti to Puccini and Verdi. Some of his more sought after roles are: Rodolfo, the Duke of Mantua, Alfredo, Jacopo Foscari, Gabriele Adorno, B.F. Pinkerton, Hoffmann, Werther, and Romeo to name a few.
Highlights this season include Werther in Barcelona, Des Grieux in Massenet’s Manon in Monte Carlo, La Traviata in Rome and Valencia, Don Jose in Carmen in Palermo and Zurich, as well as a critically acclaimed role debut as Macduff in Los Angeles and Vienna.
Upcoming performances include La Boheme in San Francisco and Hamburg, La Traviata in Munich and Rome, Rigoletto in Los Angeles and Verona, among many others.
In addition to an extensive existing discography, the artist’s first solo CD, entitled Arturo Chacón le canta a México, is now available, featuring some of the most beautiful Mexican music ever written, and accompanied by the Orquesta Filarmónica de Sonora. Distributed by the Naxos Label.
Recently, Arturo was heard as Alfredo Germont in La Traviata in Munich, Vienna, Valencia, Rome, and Los Angeles, as Il Duca di Mantova in Rigoletto in San Francisco Opera, Mexico City and Florence, as Faust in Berlioz’s La Damnation de Faust at the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow, as Don Jose in Carmen in Lyon, Hamburg, Tel-Aviv, Palermo, and Zurich. He also appeared in concert with a role debut of Faust in Boito’s Mefistofele with the Collegiate Chorale for his return to Carnegie Hall.
Arturo made his La Scala di Milano debut as Hoffmann, and received a very warm reception from the audience and press: “He excellently portrayed the lovelorn poet, with a youthfulness that only made him more attractive, exhibiting great mastery over his instrument and an indeed pleasant high register, all in all, a brilliant participation”. (GB Opera)
Arturo shares a long and important relationship with two of the reigning opera singers of our day, Plácido Domingo and Ramón Vargas. Since discovering Arturo in 2000, Plácido Domingo has remained a friend and mentor of the younger artist, and the two have shared the operatic stage and concert platform many times. Arturo was awarded the Plácido Domingo Scholarship and Mr. Domingo himself helped launch Arturo’s international career after Arturo’s success in the Operalia Competition. Arturo also enjoys a nurturing friendship with Ramón Vargas who became a mentor, teacher and friend over a decade ago.
Arturo currently lives in Miami with his wife and his son.
Arturo is dressed by Trend Clothiers.