Praised for his romantic Italianate sound, Mexican-American tenor Galeano Salas is quickly establishing himself as one of the leading young tenors of his generation. He has spent the 2016-2017 season in Munich, Germany as a member of the Bayerische Staatsoper's Opera Studio. This season he has debuted roles like Lord Arturo Bucklaw in Lucia di Lammermoor and Gastone in La traviata. Other productions with the Bayerische Staatsoper include Semiramide, Boris Godunow, Don Carlo, La bohème and Mefistofele.
Last season, Galeano sang the Italian Singer in Richard Strauss' Capriccio with the Santa Fe Opera. He also debuted the role of Il Duca di Mantua in Verdi's Rigoletto, the title role in Massenet’s Werther, Avito in Montemezzi’s L’amore dei tre Re and was the Top Prize winner of the Gerda Lissner Foundation International Voice Competition.
Other recent roles include Rodolfo in La bohème, Alfredo in La traviata, Ferrando in Così fan tutte, Vaudemont in Iolanta and Tebaldo in I Capuleti e i Montecchi.
Mr. Salas is a recent winner of the Annapolis Opera Vocal Competition, the Young Texas Artists Music Competition, the American Prize Competition, the Five Towns Music and Arts Foundation Competition and the XIVth International Altamura/Caruso Voice Competition.
Recent Oratorio works performed include the Bach Cantata No. 42, Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, the Mozart Requiem, and Handel's Messiah.
Mr. Salas earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Houston. He earned his master's degree from Yale University in New Haven and completed his artist diploma at the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia, where he was a student of William Stone.
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