Praised for his romantic Italianate sound, Mexican-American tenor Galeano Salas is currently in his third season as an ensemble member of the Bayerische Staatsoper. Upcoming engagements at the Staatsoper include Nemorino in L'elisir d'amore, Fenton in Mateja Koležnik's new production of Verdi's Falstaff, Alfredo in Die Fledermaus, the Italian tenor in Barrie Kosky's eagerly anticipated premiere of Der Rosenkavalier and a reprisal of Rinuccio in Il trittico.
Last season's highlights include the Duke of Mantua in the Hungarian State Opera's production of Rigoletto and Rodolfo in Cape Town Opera's La bohème - a critically acclaimed co-production with Theater Basel.
Prior Staatsoper engagements include a role debut of Rinuccio in the Bayerische Staatsoper's new production of Puccini's Il trittico after a last minute juimp-in for the Livestream performance under Maestro Kirill Petrenko. Mr. Salas has also performed many supporting roles bowing as Lord Arturo Bucklaw in Lucia di Lammermoor, Gastone in La traviata, as Roderigo in Otello, Pong in Turandot and many others.
Other performed roles include the Italian Singer in R. Strauss' Capriccio, Alfredo in La traviata, Ferrando in Così fan tutte, Vaudemont in Iolanta and Tebaldo in I Capuleti e i Montecchi.
This fall, Mr. Salas is scheduled to perform Dvorak's Stabat Mater and a recital in Vilagarcía de Arousa's III International Festival of Classical Music. Mr. Salas most recently performed Carl Orff's Carmina Burana with the Opera National de Bordeaux, and Puccini's Messa di Gloria. Past oratorio highlights include Haydn's Stabat Mater, Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, the Mozart Requiem, and Handel's Messiah.
Mr. Salas has garnered a number of awards notably winning the Grand Prix and Audience Choice Awards at the III Éva Marton International Singing Competition in Budapest. He also received the top prizes at the Stella Maris International Voice Competition, the 28ème Concours de Chant de Marmande, the VI Concurso International de Canto, Alfredo Kraus, and the Top Prize of the 2016 Gerda Lissner Foundation International Voice Competition. Mr. Salas holds degrees from the University of Houston, Yale University, and the Academy of Vocal Arts, where he was a student of William Stone. He also completed two years as a member of the Bayerische Staatsoper Opernstudio. He apprenticed with Santa Fe Opera, Central City Opera and Wolf Trap Opera Company in the United States.