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Isaac Hurtado



“Money-­notes worth every penny,” “wonderful acting,” “movie star good looks,”and “passionate elegance” are just a few of the phrases used by critics to describe tenor Isaac Hurtado.  Critically acclaimed for portrayals of Don José in Carmen, Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, Rodolfo in La Bohème, Werther in Werther, the Duke in Rigoletto, Alfredo in La Traviata, Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor, and Roméo in Roméo et Juliette, Mr. Hurtado is “the complete package.”

Most recently, Mr. Hurtado performed as tenor soloist with Brigham Young University Choirs and Orchestras. In the summer of 2022, he was seen in the role of Don José in Carmen with Utah Festival Opera. Other opera performances in the 2021-22 season included covering Cavaradossi in Tosca and performing  Don José in La Tragèdie de Carmen for Utah Opera, and revisiting the role of Rodolfo in La bohème at the Noorda Center for the Performing Arts alongside Marina Costa-Jackson's Mimì. In concert, he performed the tenor solos in a new work for choir, orchestra and soloists entitled A Mosaic for Earth at Virginia Tech University (recently released on the Tonsehen label), Mozart's Requiem with Millennial Choirs and Orchestras in Salt Lake City and Handel's Messiah with the Southwest Symphony. 

Upcoming appearances include Verdi Requiem with Salt Lake Choral Artists, "A Night in Seville" with Amelia Island Opera, and Rusalka (The Prince) with Opera Orlando in 2024.

Other recent performances include appearances recitals in Pesaro and Iesi, Italy, Don José in Carmen with Pine Mountain Music Festival. He also covered the role of Roméo at Utah Opera, sang the role of Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly with Piedmont Opera and Opera Circle Cleveland, and sang Belmonte in Die Entfürung aus dem Serail with Opera North (NH). He also appeared as the Duke in Rigoletto for Opera Circle Cleveland, and was featured in concert for the Hoku Concert Series in Kona, Hawaii. Further activities have included multiple appearances with ULTIMI 3 Tenors at the Tabernacle at Temple Square in Salt Lake City, and concerts in Hawaii, Utah, and Idaho.


Mr. Hurtado spent two seasons as Principal Artist in Residence with Opera San Jose, where he performed the roles of Roméo, Alfredo, Pinkerton, Edgardo, Duca di Mantova, Werther, and Tamino to critical acclaim. He has also appeared with companies such as Phoenix Opera, Utah Festival Opera, Opera North, Opera Circle of Cleveland, Festival Opera at Walnut Creek (CA), Central City Opera, the Bay Area’s Midsummer Mozart Festival, Utah Lyric Opera, Sun Valley Opera, Opera at the Acorn (MI), and Opera Theatre of Lucca, Italy.


In concert, Mr. Hurtado has performed Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the West Michigan Symphony Orchestra, Liszt’s A Faust Symphony with the Traverse Symphony Orchestra, Bach’s Magnificat and G Major Mass with Sacramento Choral Society and Orchestra, Messiah with the Central United Methodist Church (MI), and gala concerts with Utah Symphony and Opera, Festival Opera at Walnut Creek, Temple Square Orchestra and Chorale of Salt Lake City, Santa Rosa Symphony and Martinez Opera.


Mr. Hurtado has been studying voice with Jack LiVigni since 2020, moving into the spinto tenor repertoire. He was trained as a young artist with Central City Opera, Opera North and Utah Festival Opera.  He holds degrees in voice from Florida State University, Cincinnati College-­Conservatory of Music, and Brigham Young University.  


"Like a prince charming incarnate he cuts quite a figure on stage.  His singing is based on solid, melifluous legato that never falters, and his money notes are worth every penny"


--San Francisco Classical Voice

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