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Jorge Espino

Baritone from Mexico - 27 years old

I was born in Mexico City and studied at the Conservatorio Nacional de Música in my hometown. I continued my studies at the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia, where roles I performed included Enrico (Lucia di Lammermoor), Manfredo in Montemezzi’s L’amore dei tre re, Albert (Werther), Masetto (Don Giovanni), Schaunard (La bohème), Lescaut (Manon), and Yeletzky (Queen of Spades).

I’m finishing my last year at the Curtis Institute of Music, where I have performed the title roles in Eugene Onegin and Don Giovanni.

In 2016 I made my debut at the Santa Fe Opera singing Sid (La fanciulla del West) and returned there in 2017 as Prince Afron (The Golden Cockerel). I have won prizes at the Meistersinger, Giulio Gari, Licia Albanese, Giargiari Bel Canto, Mario Lanza, Irma Gonzalez and Carlo Morelli competitions. At the Belvedere Competition in 2018 I won a contract with the Deutsche Oper am Rhein to become a member of the Opera Studio for the 2018-2019 season. There, I‘ve sung Marullo (Rigoletto), Papageno (Zauberflöte), the Wigmaker (Ariadne auf Naxos) and am currently performing Yamadori (Madama Butterfly). After Cardiff Singer I will become a member of the Deutsche Oper am Rhein company for the 2019-2020 season.

When not singing I enjoy swimming, salsa dancing - and watching horror movies.

Jorge Espino

Bariton, 27 oed, Mecsico

Cefais fy ngeni ym Mexico City ac astudiais yn y Conservatorio Nacional de Música yn fy nhref enedigol. Ar ôl hynny astudiais yn yr Academi Celfyddydau Lleisiol yn Philadelphia, gan chwarae rhannau a oedd yn cynnwys Enrico (Lucia di Lammermoor), Manfredo yn L’amore dei tre re gan Montemezzi, Albert (Werther), Masetto (Don Giovanni), Schaunard (La bohème), Lescaut (Manon), a Yeletzky (Queen of Spades).

Erbyn hyn rydw i ar fy mlwyddyn olaf yn Sefydliad Cerdd Curtis, lle'r ydw i wedi perfformio’r prif rannau yn Eugene Onegin a Don Giovanni.

Yn 2016, perfformiais am y tro cyntaf yn Opera Santa Fe yn canu rhan Sid (La fanciulla del West) a dychwelais yno yn 2017 fel y Tywysog Afron (The Golden Cockerel). Rydw i wedi ennill gwobrau yng nghystadlaethau Meistersinger, Giulio Gari, Licia Albanese, Giargiari Bel Canto, Mario Lanza, Irma Gonzalez a Carlo Morelli. Yng Nghystadleuaeth Belvedere yn 2018 enillais gontract gyda’r Deutsche Oper am Rhein i fod yn aelod o Stiwdio’r Opera ar gyfer tymor 2018-2019. Yn y fan honno, rydw i wedi canu Marullo (Rigoletto), Papageno (Zauberflöte), a’r Gwneuthurwr Wigiau (Ariadne auf Naxos) ac ar hyn o bryd rydw i’n perfformio rhan Yamadori (Madama Butterfly). Ar ôl Cystadleuaeth Canwr y Byd Caerdydd byddaf yn dod yn aelod o gwmni’r Deutsche Oper am Rhein ar gyfer tymor 2019-2020.

Pan nad ydw i’n canu rydw i’n mwynhau nofio, dawnsio salsa – a gwylio ffilmiau arswyd.

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