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Armando Contreras, Ph.D

Voice Faculty

Armando Contreras, Ph.D

Bio

Mexican-American baritone Armando Contreras is, "a baritone with gravitas and quickly making his mark in the opera world" praised by Schmopera. This past season, Armando sang a lead role in the world premiere of "The Knock" with The Glimmerglass Festival. He also was the cover for Papageno in The Glimmerglass Festival's "The Magic Flute". Armando sang the leading roles of Il Conte in Le nozze di figaro and Marcello in La boheme with Boulder Opera. He also performed two recitals featuring music from Latin America with Central City Opera and Loveland Opera Theatre. In the 2021/2022 season, Armando makes his debut with Salt Marsh Opera singing the role of Morales in Carmen. He will also make his Denver Philharmonic debut in L'elisir d'amore as Belcore on stage with Metropolitan Opera stars, Matthew Plenk and Anna Christy.

Armando has received degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music and the University of Missouri-Kansas City studying with the Curtis Institute of Music faculty member, Vinson Cole. During school, Armando performed the roles of Papageno in Die Zauberflöte, Guglielmo in Così fan tutte, John Brooke in Little Women and the title role of Gianni Schicchi. During his studies, Armando also participated in several training programs with The Glimmerglass Festival, Des Moines Metro Opera, the Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Central City Opera, and The Aspen Music Festival. For more information please visit his website and follow him on Instagram at @armandomcontreras. 

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