Ramón Vargas


Born: 1960; Mexico  
As the twentieth century came to a close, one name in the running for major operatic star of the twenty-first was Mexican tenor Ramón Vargas.

The director of the Los Angeles Opera Company, which engaged him to sing the title role in Massenet's Werther, predicted that he would be "the next Pavarotti." He has a similar, silky lyrical voice, apparently friendly personality, and has worn a beard trimmed in the same manner as the famous tenor
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He has also appeared in Los Angeles as Nemorino, sang in Lucia di Lammermoor at San Francisco in the 1999-2000 season, and at the Metropolitan Opera in the same work in 1992.

He has sung in Verdi's Falstaff, Riccardo in Un ballo in maschera, Lensky in Yevgeny Onegin, Hoffmann in Tales of Hoffmann, and Rodolfo in La Bohême. Appearances at opera companies not already mentioned include La Scala, the Vienna Staatsoper, Opèra de Paris, the Bavarian State Opera, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Covent Garden, and the Arena di Verona.

He sings in recordings of Werther, I Capuleti ed I Montecchi, Tancredi, and Falstaff. Read less
Donizetti: La Favorite / Viotti, Kasarova, Vargas
Release Date: 09/26/2000   Label: Rca Victor Red Seal  
Catalog: 66229   Number of Discs: 2
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Verdi: Alzira / Luisi, Mescheriakova, Vargas
Release Date: 09/18/2001   Label: Philips  
Catalog: 464628   Number of Discs: 2
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Verdi: La Traviata / Gheorghiu, Vargas, Maazel [Blu-ray]
Release Date: 09/30/2008   Label: Arthaus Musik  
Catalog: 101344   Number of Discs: 1
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Verdi: Don Carlos / Vargas, Tamar, Skovhus, De Billy
Release Date: 01/25/2011   Label: Arthaus Musik  
Catalog: 107187   Number of Discs: 2
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Mayr: Medea In Corinto / Bolton, Miles, Vargas, Michael, Bavarian State Opera [blu-ray]
Release Date: 10/25/2011   Label: Arthaus Musik  
Catalog: 108030   Number of Discs: 1
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