Carlos Archuleta (Escamillo)
New Mexico baritone, Carlos Archuleta, is a versatile and exciting young star that is at home singing the diverse works of Mozart, Rossini, Donizetti, Verdi, and Puccini and those of contemporary composers such as Adams and Adamo. He has performed with many notable companies including Washington National Opera as Belcore in L’Elisir d’Amore, Count di Luna in Il Trovatore and Nogales in Luisa Fernanda, Dallas Opera as Uncle Salvaor in De Falla’s La Vida Breve, Orlando Opera as Silvio in I Pagliacci, and as Baritone Soloist in Carmina Burana.
For Minnesota Opera, he portrayed Papageno in Die Zauberflöte and played the title role in Nixon in China. For Santa Fe Opera, Mr. Archuleta portrayed The Accuser in the world premiere of Bright Sheng’s Madame Mao, and played the title role in Il Barbiere di Siviglia for Opera Roanoke. Mr. Archuleta has performed with Orlando Opera as Belcore in L’Elisir d’Amore, Utah Opera as Papageno, Dayton and New York City Operas as Escamillo, the title role in Le Nozze di Figaro for New Orleans Opera, and as Alvaro in Florencia en el Amazonas for Cincinnati Opera. This year, he will debut as Escamillo at Royal Albert Hall in London and as Malatesta for Utah Opera. He will also perform Cyrus in Croesus for Minnesota Opera, Sharpless for Boston Lyric Opera, Escamillo for Tulsa Opera, and The Count in Le Nozze di Figaro for Minnesota Opera. On the concert stage, Mr. Archuleta has performed Bach’s Cantata BWV 82 Ich habe Genug, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Handel’s Messiah, Bach’s Magnificat, as well as numerous performances of Brahms’ A German Requiem. He has appeared as Baritone Soloist in Nielsen’s Sinfonia Espansiva with the Minnesota Orchestra and in Mahler’s Die Kindertotenlieder with the Highlands Orchestra of New Mexico. He has also performed with the Nashua New Hampshire Symphony, Boston Vocal Artists, Choral Arts Society of Massachusetts, Minnesota Symphony, Santa Fe Pro Musica, and as a guest artist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Affiliated Artist Recital Series, performing the role of Coyote in Charles Shadle new operatic work, Coyote’s Dinner. Last season, he appeared as Baritone Soloist in Carmina Burana with the Asheville Symphony and with the North Arkansas Symphony.