César Cañón

Voice Type: Apprentice Coach

Hometown: Bogotá, Colombia

Merola Roles: Not Applicable

Schools: University of Michigan; Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Conservatorio de música; Aspen Opera Theatre Center
Martin Katz, Ángela Rodríguez, Katherine Collier, Oriol Sans
Major Roles or Experience: A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Roméo et Juliette; Jephtha; Aida; Carmen; Giulio Cesare; Tosca; Die Zauberflöte; I puritani; Luisa Fernanda; La leyenda del beso; La del Soto del parral; Don Pasquale; Don Carlo; Eugene Onegin; Dialogues des Carmélites; Le nozze di Figaro; Don Giovanni; Orfeo ed Euridice

Other Interests:

In my first foreign professional engagement (in Brazil) I was told I’d be able to work and live at the place by speaking English and Spanish, but that was not the case when I arrived and I had to lead a 70+ people group, so I had to learn Portuguese in less than 3 weeks; being lefthanded has always been a struggle with pencil and ink over your hand, so I learned how to write upside down. It almost looks better that when I do it normally; I enjoy putting challenging projects together, so I have recruited orchestras for different concerts and I curated a music festival that will be programmed at least this and next year at the University of Michigan.

Teaching, conducting, reading, learning languages, cooking, swimming