Salvadoran-American tenor Oswaldo Iraheta recently made his European Solo Recital debut at the Assisi Performing Arts Festival in Italy (July 2019). He made his operatic UK debut this season singing Alfredo in Verdi's "La Traviata".
Oswaldo made his international debut at the Royal Opera House Muscat with Maestro Lorin Maazel. He has performed various roles in the US and abroad and has performed in premieres of operas including the role of Domingo in Luis Díaz Hérodier's El Mozote with Ópera de El Salvador. He performed 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 most recently, the role of the Shepherd in Dina Pruzhansky's Shulamit in New York City. Other roles Oswaldo has performed include Alfredo (La Traviata), Rinuccio (Gianni Schicchi), Count Belfiore (La finta giardiniera), Bardolfo (Falstaff), Ruiz (Il trovatore), Remendado (Carmen), Alfred (Die Fledermaus), Spoletta (Tosca), Cavaradossi (Tosca), Ferrando (Così fan tutte), Tamino (Die Zauberflöte) and Rodolfo (La bohème).
Also at home with song, Oswaldo performs in concert including his Chicago debut as part of the Sounds of the South Loop concert series with acclaimed Brazilian guitarist Paulinho Garcia and the Center for Contemporary Opera’s Sing for Hope outreach series. He has premiered song cycles by Juan Guerra Gonzalez and chamber works by Polina Nazaykinskaya. Oswaldo had the opportunity to perform with Marvin Hamlisch at Severance Hall in Cleveland. Oswaldo performed in a concert honoring Terrence McNally, Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty at the National Arts Club in New York City. Recently, Oswaldo performed the Tenor solo in Handel's Messiah in Berlin, Germany.
Oswaldo has performed with various opera companies in the United States, South America and Europe including the St. Petersburg Opera, New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera, Queens Symphony Orchestra, Roman Borgman Opera Company, Aspen Music Festival, Assisi Music Festival in Italy, Ópera de El Salvador, Opera Circle of Cleveland, Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice, the Connecticut Virtuosi Summer Festival, the Knoxville Opera, and the Royal Opera House Muscat.
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. Currently, Oswaldo studies with Bill Schuman. He was a member of the Aspen Opera Center, the Castleton Festival, and has performed with the Martina Arroyo Foundation in New York City.
This season, Oswaldo will also be performing in concert and opera in Europe and the United States with role debuts.