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Aníbal Acevedo

Aníbal Acevedo

Began studies in lyrical singing in August 2008 in Cd. Juárez, MX. under the teachings of professors Jesús Carlos and Diana Esparza, having the opportunity to become part of the UACJ’s Bachelor’s choir shortly after initiating the university. It is here he acquired a “taste” for opera. Preparation for this, under the instruction of choir director, Jorge Vargas, who would also be his mentor in the opera world. This is how he paved his own way in the following 4 years to becoming part of more than 15 professional operatic productions, touring the state of Chihuahua and back, all of these under the instruction of Conductor, Carlos García Ruíz.

He also had the opportunity to be a soloist in many of these, working side by side with opera personalities such as Jesús Suaste, Octavio Arévalo and Verónica Murúa in “Tosca”, 2011 playing the role of “Spoleta”. Rodrigo Garciarroyo and Marcela Chacón in “Il Tabaro” 2011 as “the song vendor” and “the lovesick”. José Luis Duval, Enivia Mondragón, and Jehú Sánchez in “I Pagliacci” in 2012 in the role of “Beppe” (Harlequin.) In 2013, a Cinema-opera by Marcela Rodríguez made its worldwide debut in Bellas Artes, México, D.F., with a role suited especially for him. In February 2013 he interpreted “Gastón” in “La Traviata”. In 2014, he interpreted the role of the sailor in “Dido y Eneas”, with the opera company Fidelio in Cd. Juárez. In August 2015, he takes on the role of Nemorino, in yet another production for the opera company Fidelio.

In 2015 he was drafted to represent the state of Chihuahua in “Residencias ópera del noreste”, attending calls for a month in the city of Monterrey, MX. with Mexican soprano Yvonne Garza, tenor Agim Hushi, coach André Dos Santos, and pianist Teresa Rodríguez, ending with a tour spanning 5 states of the republic. He has been a part of 3 editions of the World renounced ‘Artescénica’, (2016-17 and 19) a summer program which takes place in Rancho el Morillo, Saltillo. On 2019 edition, he was a soloist for ‘Misa Criolla’ conducted by world conductor Xavier Ribes, and the debut for Offenbach’s ‘Mariage aux lanternes’. He specially received coaching lessons with Joan Dorneman and Eytan Pessen in during January 2019 at the young artists program ‘FAOT’ in Sonora, México. During his time at UTEP pursuing a Master’s degree (Fall 2018- ) he has been able to continue his devotion for singing joining the Opera UTEP, UTEP Chorale, UTEP Chambers Singers (where he also serves as a Teaching Assitant) and the El Paso Opera. In the spring of 2020 he will have his Final Graduate Recital on Fox Fine Arts. 

He also conducted Chorus and Symphonic Band for over 6 years (2011-2017) in a social program developed by the National Mexican Government (SNFM), which goal is to help people in the vulnerable communities, and in the process teaches children and young people to get close to music by learning an instrument and singing.

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