Exclusive event with acclaimed opera singer Arturo Chacón
Exclusive open discussion with world acclaimed opera singer Arturo Chacón. Arturo will perform with Placido Domingo at the Philarmonie de Paris (SOLD OUT) on January 18th and has kindly accepted to discuss with us before his performance his stellar professional trajectory, some of his sparkling anecdotes as a singer and walk us through the fascinating rhythmic and opera realms.
This event will be accompanied by a cocktail dinatoire.
Note: Strict Tie and Jacket dress code (no jeans) for men as per the Venue’s policy.
Arturo Chacón-Cruz, a native of Mexico, has established himself in recent years as a leading tenor with exciting appearances in renowned theaters and concert halls across the globe. He has sung over 50 roles in more than 25 countries.
Since winning Plácido Domingo’s Operalia Competition in 2005, Arturo’s career has seen a successful and steady development. His repertoire spans from Bellini and Donizetti to Puccini and Verdi. Some of his more sought after roles are: Rodolfo, the Duke of Mantua, Alfredo, Jacopo Foscari, Gabriele Adorno, B.F. Pinkerton, Hoffmann, Werther, and Romeo to name a few.
He has sung private recitals for His Majesties Queen Sofia and King Juan Carlos of Spain, as well as another one for all the leaders of Iberoamerica, and His Majesty King Felipe of Spain.
Recent highlights include two critically acclaimed role debuts: One as Cavaradossi in Tosca, in Spain, as well as his first Nemorino in Donizetti’s “Elixir of Love” in Italy.
Other recent performances include: The Duke in “Rigoletto” (Verona, Naples, Budapest, Los Angeles and Florence), “La Boheme” (San Francisco and Hamburg), “La Traviata” (Munich, Valencia, Moscow and Rome), Ruggero in Puccini’s “La Rondine” in Genova, Werther in Barcelona and Budapest, Des Grieux in Massenet’s “Manon” in Monte Carlo, as well as a critically acclaimed role debut as Macduff (Verdi’s “Macbeth”) in Los Angeles and later performed in Vienna.
Recent collaborations with star directors Sofia Coppola (La Traviata, with Valentino costumes) and Woody Allen (Gianni Schicchi, available in DVD and BluRay by Sony) resulted in international acclaim and all sold out performances in Los Angeles, Valencia and Rome.
Upcoming performances include his role debuts as Rafael in Penella’s “The Wild Cat” in Los Angeles and as Rodolfo in “Luisa Miller” in Barcelona. He will be Alfredo in “La Traviata” in Oman, Hoffmann in Offenbach’s “Les Contes d’Hoffmann” in Naples, The Duke in “Rigoletto” in Hamburg, Faust in Berlioz’s “La Damnation de Faust” in concert on Mexico City’s Bellas Artes, as well as concerts in Tucson, Mexico City, Honduras and Paris, among many others.
In addition to an extensive existing operatic discography, the artist’s first solo CD is available. “Arturo Chacón le canta a México”, features some of the most beautiful Mexican music ever written, and is accompanied by the Orquesta Filarmónica de Sonora.
Chacón-Cruz has received many honors and awards throughout the years. The most recent one being “GQ Man of the Year 2018” for Classical Music in Mexico. He was the “Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Emerging Star” of 2017 for the San Francisco Opera and the Plácido Domingo Zarzuela Awards in Operalia 2005 in Madrid’s Teatro Real. He received the Elleanor McCollum 1st Prize Award, and Audience Choice Award with the Houston Grand Opera in 2003, among many others.
We are pleased to announce a December 2018 new CD release of Arturo’s first ever Mariachi recording “de México para el Mundo” distributed by Sony and available as well on all digital platforms.
Arturo shares a long and important relationship with two of the reigning opera singers of our day, Plácido Domingo and Ramón Vargas. Since discovering Arturo in 2000, Plácido Domingo has remained Arturo’s friend and mentor, and the two have shared the operatic stage and concert platform many times.
Arturo was awarded the Plácido Domingo Scholarship in 2002, and Mr. Domingo himself helped launch Arturo’s international career after Arturo’s success in the Operalia Competition. Arturo also enjoys a nurturing friendship with Ramón Vargas who became a mentor, teacher and friend over a decade ago.
Arturo currently lives in Miami with his wife and his son.
Date and time
January 14, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Cercle de l'Union Interalliée
33 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré