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Gerardo Antonio Ramos
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Gerardo Antonio Ramos holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Voice Performance with Opera Emphasis from the University of Texas at Austin where he studied with the internationally renowned and Metropolitan Opera singer tenor William Lewis. He received his MM in Opera Performance at the University of Texas at Austin and his BM in Music Education at the University of Texas at El Paso under the instruction of Dr. Hugh Cardon. He recently won an encouragement award as semifinalist in the International Vocal Competition Gerda Lissner International Competition and the Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation, as well as several local competitions including El Paso Opera Young Artist Program, El Paso Symphony Guild, La Voz Hispana, and NATS.

Dr. Ramos is a member of the Golden Key, Phi Kappa Phi, and the Chancellor's List Honor Societies. Also, he was a recipient of the Dr. and Mrs. Ernest C. Butler Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Opera, Barbara Smith Conrad Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Fine Arts, and the Graduate Enrichment Fellowship.

In 1995, Gerardo started singing with El Paso Opera Chorus and El Paso Chamber Choir where he sang his first professional role in Romeo et Juliette as Benvolio in 2000. In 2001, he participated in the AAMA (Austrian American Mozart Academy) program in Eine Nacht in Venedig as Der Herzog. From 2002 to 2006, he performed L'Elisir d'Amore as Nemorino (2002), Gianni Schicchi as Rinuccio (2003 and in 2006 for the University of Texas at El Paso), Die Zauberflöte as Tamino, La Tentación de San Antonio as Arrio, Sabelio, and Voz de Tenor (2004), L'Incoronazione di Poppea as Primo Soldato and Lucano (2004), Eugene Onegin as Lenski (2004), La Tragédie de Carmen as Don José (2005), a concert version of Amnon und Tamar as Amnon (2005), La Vida Breve as Una Voz en la Fragua and Una Voz (2005), and L'enfant Prodigue as Azaël (2006) for the International Debussy Conference at the Butler Opera Center. In 2007 covered the role of Don José for Tulsa Opera. His recent engagements have been in La Tragédie de Carmen as Don José in Sao Paulo, Brazil and San José, Costa Rica National Opera in 2008 and Tosca as Mario Cavaradossi for Amarillo Opera in 2009.

In addition to his operatic repertoire, Gerardo Ramos has also performed in numerous Zarzuela concerts and some productions with the Zarzuela at El Paso such as La Gran Vía as Rata Primero (1998), Agua Azucarillos y Aguardiente as Serafín (1999), El Duo de la Africana covering the role of Guissepini (2001), and Luisa Fernanda as Javier as a Guest Artist for Tulsa Opera (2007). His concert repertoire includes Mozart's Krönungsmesse KV 317, Missa Brevis in C, Spatzenmesse KV 220, Requiem KV 626, Ariel Ramirez's Misa Criolla and Navidad Nuestra, and Handel's Messiah.

Gerardo Antonio Ramos Resume

ROLE OPERA COMPANY YEAR
Mario Cavaradossi Tosca Amarillo Opera 2009
Don José Carmen Tulsa Opera 2007
Don José La Tragédie de Carmen The Butler Opera Center, Austin, TX 2008
Azaël L’enfant Prodigue The Butler Opera Center, Austin, TX 2006
Una Voz en la Fragua/Una Voz La Vida Breve The Butler Opera Center, Austin, TX 2005
Lenski Eugene Onegin The Butler Opera Center, Austin, TX 2004
Primo Soldato/Lucano L’Incoronazione di Poppea The Butler Opera Center, Austin, TX 2004
Arrio/Sabelio/Voz de Tenor La Tentación de San Antonio The Butler Opera Center, Austin, TX 2004
Tamino Die Zauberflöte The Butler Opera Center, Austin, TX 2003
Rinuccio Gianni Schicchi The Butler Opera Center, Austin, TX 2003
Nemorino L’elisir D’amore The Butler Opera Center, Austin, TX 2002
Der Herzog Eine Nacht in Venedig Austrian American Mozart Academy, Salzburg, Austria 2001
Benvolio Romeo et Juliette El Paso Opera 2000
Amnon Amnon und Tamar The University of Texas at Austin – Concert Version 2005
Zarzuela
Javier Luisa Fernanda Tulsa Opera 2007
Giussepini (cover) El Dúo de la Africana Zarzuela at El Paso 2001
Serafín Agua Azucarillos y Aguardiente Zarzuela at El Paso 1999
Rata Primero La Gran Vía Zarzuela at El Paso 1998
Guest Soloist
Opera Gala – Austin, TX 2009
Opera Gala – Austin, TX 2008
Carmela Altamura/Caruso “Jealousy in Opera” – New York, NY 2008
Soloist/Master Class – University of Texas at El Paso 2006
Austin Chamber Music Center – Austin, TX 2004

Future Engagements

Guest Soloist, Opera Gala – Panama City, Panama 2009
Guest Soloist, “Tricentenario de la Ciudad de Chihuahua” – Mexico 2009
Rodolfo La Bohème Opera in the Heights 2010