Salvadoran-American tenor Oswaldo Iraheta made his international operatic debut at the Royal Opera House Muscat with Maestro Lorin Maazel. Oswaldo made his European solo recital debut at the Assisi Performing Arts Festival in Italy.
Born and raised in Chicago, Oswaldo is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music and North Park University-Chicago. He transitioned up from baritone to tenor with acclaimed tenor Vinson Cole. Currently, Oswaldo studies with Bill Schuman. He was a member of the Aspen Opera Center, the Castleton Festival, Lyric Opera Studio Weimar (Germany) and has performed with the Martina Arroyo Foundation in New York City. He has sung in premieres of operas including the role of Domingo in Luis Díaz Hérodier's El Mozote with Ópera de El Salvador, the role of the Prince in Polina Nazaykinskaya's The Magic Mirror for its New York City premiere at the New York International Fringe Festival and the Shepherd in Dina Pruzhansky's Shulamit in New York City. Other roles Oswaldo has performed include Alfredo (La Traviata), Rodolfo (La bohème), Rinuccio (Gianni Schicchi), Remendado (Carmen), Alfred (Die Fledermaus), Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni), and Tamino (Die Zauberflöte). Recently, Oswaldo performed the role of Tebaldo (role debut) in Bellini’s I Capuleti e i Montecchi.
For his Chicago concert debut, Oswaldo performed in the Sounds of the South Loop concert series in Chicago alongside acclaimed Brazilian guitarist Paulinho Garcia. He’s performed in the Center for Contemporary Opera’s Sing for Hope outreach series in New York City, as well as song cycle premieres by Juan Guerra Gonzalez and chamber works by Polina Nazaykinskaya in Italy and New York City, respectively. Oswaldo had the great opportunity to perform in concert with Marvin Hamlisch at Severance Hall in Cleveland. Oswaldo also performed in gala concerts honoring celebrated playwright Terrence McNally and composer Maury Yeston at the National Arts Club in New York City. Also, Oswaldo has performed the Tenor solo in Handel's Messiah in Berlin, Germany.
Oswaldo has performed with various opera companies and festivals in the United States, South America and Europe including the ZêzereArts Festival (Portugal), St. Petersburg Opera (USA), New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera, Queens Symphony Orchestra, Roman Borgman Opera Company, Aspen Music Festival, Assisi Music Festival (Italy), Ópera de El Salvador, Opera Circle of Cleveland, Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice, Connecticut Lyric Opera, the Trentino Lirica Opera (Italy), the Knoxville Opera, the New Sussex Opera (UK), and the Royal Opera House Muscat (Oman).
This season, Oswaldo performed the Tenor solo in the Mozart Requiem with the Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra; as a soloist with the Ensemble Bella Luce in the West Side Concert Series 2021-2022 season inaugural concert; a recital in Chicago; the New York Opera Alliance Service Awards Concert. Oswaldo will be making role debuts as Edgardo in Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor in the UK and the Duke of Mantua in Verdi's Rigoletto in the Netherlands (country debut). He will be performing the role of Rinuccio in Puccini's Gianni Schicchi in the Netherlands as well as other engagements soon to be posted.