Arizona Opera Cast Members & Creatives
Tenor Rafael Moras has received recognition from major competitions and critics alike. He was a 2014 Grand Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, a 2014 Operalia quarterfinalist, and was a finalist in Houston Grand Opera’s Eleanor McCollum Competition in 2013 and 2014. Of his performance as Rodolfo in La bohème at the Aspen Music Festival, Opera News said that “the strongest voice and deepest acting chops belonged to the Rodolfo of Rafael Moras…[who] escaped all of the tempting tenorial clichés to create a fully fleshed-out characterization. His singing remained warm and ingratiating, from low note to high, from first scene to last.” Recent engagements for Moras include his Dallas Opera debut as Remendado in Carmen, his debut as the Duke in Rigoletto under the baton of Michael Christie with the Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra, and his Houston Grand Opera debut in the world premiere of El Milagro del recuerdo, and his company and role debut with Utah Opera as Alfredy in La traviata. Moras was scheduled to sing Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy with Houston Sympony, Messiah with Lubbock Symphony, and make his Opera Philadelphia debut was Malcolm in Verdi’s Macbeth, all cancelled due to COVID-19.