Oswaldo Iraheta, tenor
Tenor Oswaldo Iraheta has been recognized for his "pure tone filled with emotion." Since his transition from baritone up to tenor, Oswaldo has sung various tenor roles in the United States and abroad making his international debut at the Royal Opera House Muscat with Maestro Lorin Maazel.
Oswaldo has performed in premieres of operas including the role of Domingo in Luis Díaz Hérodier's El Mozote with Ópera de El Salvador. He performed the role of the Prince in Polina Nazaykinskaya's The Magic Mirror for its New York City premiere at the New York International Fringe Festival and most recently, the role of the Shepherd in Dina Pruzhansky's Shulamit in New York City. Other roles Oswaldo has performed include Alfredo (La Traviata), Rinuccio (Gianni Schicchi), Count Belfiore (La finta giardiniera), Bardolfo (Falstaff), Ruiz (Il trovatore), Remendado (Carmen), Spoletta (Tosca), Cavaradossi (Tosca), Ferrando (Così fan tutte), and Rodolfo (La bohème).
Also at home with song, Oswaldo performs in concert and recital including his recent Chicago debut as part of the Sounds of theSouth Loop concert series with acclaimed Brazilian guitarist Paulinho Garcia, as well as the Center for Contemporary Opera’s Sing for Hope outreach series. He has premiered song cycles by Juan Guerra Gonzalez and chamber works by Polina Nazaykinskaya. Oswaldo had the opportunity to perform with Marvin Hamlisch at Severance Hall in Cleveland. This season Oswaldo performed in a concert honoring Terrence McNally, Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty at the National Arts Club in New York City.
Oswaldo has performed with various opera companies in the United States, South America and Europe including the St. Petersburg Opera, New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera, Queens Symphony Orchestra, Roman Borgman Opera Company, Aspen Music Festival, Assisi Music Festival in Italy, Ópera de El Salvador, Opera Circle of Cleveland, Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice, the Connecticut Virtuosi Summer Festival, the Knoxville Opera, and the Royal Opera House Muscat.
Oswaldo is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music and North Park University-Chicago. He studied with renowned tenor Vinson Cole and currently works with Bill Schuman. Oswaldo was a member of the Aspen Opera Theater Center, the Castleton Festival, and has performed with the Martina Arroyo Foundation in New York City.
Upcoming engagements include role débuts with the Connecticut Lyric Opera, performances in the United States, Canada and South America.