Christopher Colmenero

Voice Type: Tenor

Hometown: Burlington, Vermont

Merola Roles: Schwabacher Summer Concerts


Schools: Mannes College; The New School for Music; SUNY Purchase; Minnesota Opera Resident Artist; Opera Saratoga; Chautauqua Opera Company
Teachers:
Frank Lopardo, Julia Faulkner, Dennis Petersen, Bonnie Hamilton, Jacque Trussel
Major Roles or Experience: Judge Danforth (The Crucible); Pablo Neruda (Il Postino); Male Chorus (The Rape of Lucretia); Mavra (Mavra); Le Prince Charmant(Cendrillon); Tamino (Die Zauberflöte); Rinuccio (Gianni Schicchi)

Other Interests: Family, music, New York Yankees, Italian food

Awards: 2017 Metropolitan Opera National Council (MONC) Upper Midwest Regional, 3rd Place Winner; 2017 MONC Minnesota District Winner; 2016 MONC Eastern District Winner; 2015 Giulio Gari International Vocal Competition Encouragement Award; 2015 Gerda Lissner International Vocal Competition Encouragement Award; 2014 Richard F. Gold Career Grant; 2014 Giulio Gari International Vocal Competition Encouragement Award; 2014 Chautauqua Opera Young Artist Encouragement Award