Salvadoran-American tenor Oswaldo Iraheta made his European Solo Recital debut at the Assisi Performing Arts Festival in Italy, as well as his operatic United Kingdom debut last season singing the role of Alfredo in Verdi’s “La Traviata”.
Oswaldo made his international debut at the Royal Opera House Muscat with Maestro Lorin Maazel and has performed various roles in North America, South America, and abroad. He has sung in premieres of operas including the role of Domingo in Luis Díaz Hérodier’s “El Mozote ” with Ópera de El Salvador, the role of the Prince in Polina Nazaykinskaya’s “The Magic Mirror ” for its New York City premiere at the New York International Fringe Festival and most recently, the role of the Shepherd in Dina Pruzhansky’s “Shulamit” in New York City.
Other roles Oswaldo has performed include Alfredo (La Traviata), Rinuccio (Gianni Schicchi), Count Belfiore (La finta giardiniera), Bardolfo (Falstaff), Ruiz (Il trovatore), Remendado (Carmen), Alfred (Die Fledermaus), Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni), Ferrando (Così fan tutte), Tamino (Die Zauberflöte) and Rodolfo (La bohème).
At home with song, Oswaldo performs regularly in concert and recital. As part of the Sounds of the South Loop concert series in Chicago, Oswaldo performed alongside acclaimed Brazilian guitarist Paulinho Garcia. He’s performed in the Center for Contemporary Opera’s Sing for Hope outreach series in New York City, as well as song cycle premieres by Juan Guerra Gonzalez and chamber works by Polina Nazaykinskaya in Italy and New York City, respectively. He is a soloist with the Ensemble Bella Luce in the United States and Italy. Oswaldo had the great opportunity to perform in concert with Marvin Hamlisch at Severance Hall in Cleveland. Oswaldo performed in a gala concert honoring celebrated playwright Terrence McNally at the National Arts Club in New York City. Also, Oswaldo has performed the Tenor solo in Handel’s “Messiah” in Berlin, Germany. Earlier this year, Oswaldo performed in a gala honoring the celebrated composer and lyricist of film and theatre, Maury Yeston, in New York City.
Oswaldo has performed with various opera companies in the United States, South America, and Europe including the St. Petersburg Opera, New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera, Queens Symphony Orchestra, Roman Borgman Opera Company, Aspen Music Festival, Assisi Music Festival, Ópera de El Salvador, Opera Circle of Cleveland, Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice, the Trentino Lirica Opera, the Knoxville Opera, and the Royal Opera House Muscat.
Born and raised in Chicago, Oswaldo is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music and North Park University-Chicago. He transitioned up from baritone to tenor with acclaimed tenor Vinson Cole. Currently, Oswaldo studies with Bill Schuman. He was a member of the Aspen Opera Center, the Castleton Festival, and has performed with the Martina Arroyo Foundation in New York City.