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José Luis Maldonado

Hailed by Opera News as a "seemingly unlimited baritone", José Luis Maldonado, is from Los Angeles California, where he’s performed the roles of Dr. Falke (Die Fledermaus), Baron Mirko Zeta (The Merry Widow), ilMarito (Amelia Goes to the Ball), and JJ Peachum (The Threepenny Opera). José completed his graduate studies at the Manhattan School of Music in 2018 performing the roles of Haraschta (The Cunning Little Vixen) and Kalmán Zsupán (Die Zigeunerbaron) in 2017. Then Don Alfonso (Così fan tutte), and Don Magnifico in Rossini’s La Cenerentola in 2018, followed by the title role of Falstaff (Falstaff) with Martina Arroyo Foundation’s Prelude to Performance in NYC, and Escamillo (Carmen) with the Missouri Symphony. Maldonado is a recipient of the Opera Buffs Career grant and the Richard F. Gold Career Grant from the Shoshana Foundation. José was the Met Opera winner in the Nebraska District, finalist in the Tenor Viñas competition in Barcelona, and the Audience Prize in the Opera Ithaca Competition. In 2021, he performed Betto in Gianni Schicchi at the Napa Valley Festival, in July 2021, and debuted as Sharpless in Madama Butterfly in Busseto, Italy with Parma Operart in August 2021. He was a finalist in the Mario Lanza Legend Competition in Parma, Italy. In December 2021, he will debut the role of Pictordu in Cendrillon by Viardot, as well Papageno in Magic Flute, another Mozart favorite!
José Luis Maldonado
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