Francisco Rentería (The Messenger)
Francisco Rentería was born in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. He received both his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Music from the University of Arizona where he studied piano performance under Dr. Nohema Fernández.
Francisco won first prize in the Green Valley Concert Association’s Piano Competition in 1999 and has always had a passion for singing. He has performed for the University of Arizona Opera Theater in several operatic productions that include La Vida Breve, The Marriage of Figaro and Student Prince. He developed his operatic technique under the guidance of Gail Dubinbaum, which has led to several solo engagements singing Mozart’s Coronation Mass, Handel’s Messiah, Bach’s Saint John’s Passion and several operatic previews and benefits on behalf of Phoenix Opera. Francisco has played the roles of Normanno in Lucia di Lammermoor and Borsa in Rigoletto with Arizona Opera and was understudy for Rodolfo in Phoenix Opera’s premiere production of La Bohème. He is currently a member of an opera trio that works with first grade students in the Tucson Unified School District in the “Opening Minds Through the Arts Program.”