Mexican tenor, Manuel Castillo, from Guadalajara performed throughout America, Europe, and Asia, singing in concert halls such as St. Patricks Cathedral in Dublin, Gudhjem Summer Festival in Denmark, Peking University Concert Hall, and CUCtv in China, among others. Castillo has masterfully interpreted the roles of Puccini’s “Rodolfo” in La Bohème, Gounod’s “Roméo” of Roméo et Juliette, Strauss’ “Alfred” of Die Fledermaus, and “The Messenger” in Aida in the farewell performance of the acclaimed conductor Maestro Anton Coppola.
Manuel is incredibly passionate about music education in which he founded the Haitian Harmony Children’s Choir that performed during the World Equestrian Games of the FEI in Lexington, KY. Manuel is also the founder and artistic director of Opera Guadalajara (2013) which runs its annual Guadalajara International Music Festival, which is now in its 4th season. Manuel studied Vocal Performance at The University of Texas at Austin, Morehead State University (BM) and at the University of Kentucky (MM & DMA). Most recently he was appointed Head of the Voice Department at the Fine Arts Faculty of the Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua, Mexico.
*Beneficiario del Programa de Fomento a Proyectos y Conversiones Culturales 2016 del Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes.