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Mexican-Italian Tenor, Mauricio Trejo received his Master of Music from the Manhattan School of Music in New York, and has been hailed as “a tenor with a silver bullet top,” “the possessor of a clear and powerful instrument of great beauty,” “a revelation.” Mauricio is performing the leading tenor roles in Tosca, Cavalleria Rusticana, Il Tabarro, Turandot, I Pagliacci, and has also performed the leading tenor roles in Madama Butterfly, La Boheme, La Traviata, Rigoletto, Lucia di Lammermoor, L’Elisir D’Amore and Der Rosenkavalier. Mauricio’s international operatic and concert career has taken him to North, Central and South America, Europe and the Middle East. Some of the companies he has performed with include the Opera Orchestra Of New York, Bregenzer Festspiele in Austria, Opernhaus Zurich, Santa Fe Opera, Sarasota Opera, Opera Santa Barbara, Lyric Opera of Virginia, New Israeli Opera, The New York Grand Opera, and the Opera Nacional de Panama. He has worked with such illustrious maestri like Alan Gilbert, Victor DeRenzi, Eve Queler, Franz Welser-Möst, Carlo Rizzi, Anton Coppola, Vincent La Selva, Valery Rivkin, Peter Mark, Asher Fisch, Fernando Lozano, Alondra de la Parra, and Eduardo Alvarez, to name a few.

A Sony Classical Recording Artist as one of the original American Tenors, Mauricio has been honored with numerous awards such as the Placido Domingo Scholarship under the auspices of SIVAM, the Panasonic Scholar of the Year, a winner in the International Caruso Competition and a finalist in the Arena di Verona Turandot Competition in the role of Calaf. Mr. Trejo has also been featured in television performances in a nationwide airing on PBS and on TV Azteca in Mexico for his first solo CD La Voz del Amor. The original song written for him by Maestro Rolando Garza, “Y yo aqui,” was chosen as the best of Pop Opera, a compilation released in Istanbul, also featuring Jose Carreras. As a concert artist, Mr. Trejo has appeared in some of the most prestigious venues, including Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. In New Yorkʼs Town Hall (conducted by Alondra de la Parra), he premiered La Promesa del Guerrero, a work that was written specifically for him by Ernesto Villalobos, about the Aztec legend of the volcano Popocatepetl. Mr. Trejo has also performed as a soloist in the Verdi Requiem, the Missa Criolla at the Phonecia Festival and has sung at the Palacio de Bellas Artes, (co-starring with Francisco Araiza), the Orquesta Filarmónica de Acapulco, the Orquesta Sinfónica de Ciudad Juárez, the Festival Internacional de Música de Morelia, (again co-starring with Francisco Araiza), and at the Sala Nezahualcóyotl. Mr. Trejo has also performed at the Sala Eduardo Carreño in Venezuela, at the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles, and with the Symphony Orchestra of Luzern in the Kongress und Kultur Zentrum (where the Luzerner Zeitung praised his performance). At the Opernhaus Zurich, Mr. Trejo sang as a member of the International Opera Studio and in five mainstage productions. Among these, he co- starred with Francisco Araiza in Zemlinskyʼs Der Kreiderkreis, conducted by Alan Gilbert. He was also previously a young artist with Santa Fe Opera, and toured in their production of La Dolorosa. In addition to his operatic and concert work, Mr. Trejo has expanded his repertoire to include the great Spanish musical theater art form, Zarzuela. he has performed such works as Luisa Fernanda, La Dolorosa and El Barbero de Sevilla.

Mr. Trejo was most recently was invited to sing in a workshop led by Maestro Francisco Araiza in the Stadtteater Langenthal in Switzerland and recently had the honor of making his Broadway Debut as the solo tenor in A Jazz Nativity by Anne Phillips at B.B. Kings on 42nd Street and subsequently, was invited to perform the title character in Omnia ad Dei Gloriam, Les the Least, at the New York Musical Theater Festival, by Gerald Fried. In addition to his vocal career, Mauricio conceptualized and produced the avant-garde visual art, jazz, and opera program “Vivere”, in Brooklyn, featuring live vocal performances and pieces created especially for the event by such acclaimed contemporary artists as Bosco Sodi, Dustin Yellin, Ray Smith and more. Mauricio is also a member of the New York Zarzuela Trio with the grammy nominated Pablo Zinger, “El Rey de la Zarzuela” and the international soprano, Elizabeth de Trejo. The New York Zarzuela Trio recorded a cd, “Romanzas y Duetos,” and recently presented it in concert at the Fonoteca Nacional in Mexico. Mr. Trejo recorded his first cd and dvd, The American Tenors, with Sony Classical, which was aired nationwide on PBS. He recently appeared on Mexican television (TV Azteca) performing songs from his first solo cd, La Voz de Amor, a compilation of Mexican songs in tribute to his beloved country. He also appears in the dvd of Der Roskavalier on the EMI Classical label, recorded live at the Opernhaus Zürich and conducted by Franz Welser-Möst. Mauricio recently was distinguished by The Wagner Society of New York as a promising Wagnerian Tenor.

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