Born in Miami, Cuban-American baritone Ernesto TresPalacios is an accomplished singer of opera, art song recital and musical theatre, whose professional career spans throughout Europe and the United States. Mr. TresPalacios completed his musical education at the Florida State University and the University of Miami. He has studied in Milan with distinguished soprano Adriana Maliponte, and at the Rivoltella del Garda academy of music with soprano Katia Ricciarelli.
Mr. TresPalacios has performed with the New York Repertory Company, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Opéra de Lille, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, Opera Fuoco, the Miami Bach Society, Sibelius Camerata, and at Merkin Hall and the Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center in New York. Operatic roles include Apollo in Semele, Clem in The Little Sweep by Britten, Nardo in La Finta Giardiniera, Guglielmo in Così fan tutte, the Horloge Comtoise in L’enfant et les sortilèges, Ramiro in L’heure espagnole, and the title role in Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo. Additionally, he has performed in Handel’s Hercules, Bizet’s Djamileh, Caldara’s La Passione, Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor and Handel’s Apollo e Daphne. He also premiered the role of Paul Conti in Vid Guerriero’s adaptation of Mozart’s le nozze di Figaro in New York. In concert, Mr. TresPalacios has been featured as soloist in Brahms’ Liebeslieder Walzer, Donizetti’s Miserere, Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s Stabat Mater, Mondonville’s Dominus Regnavit, and Mozart’s Les Vêpres du Confesseur . Mr. Trespalacios is a top prize winner of the International Teresa Berganza Vocal Competition at Clermont-Ferrand, as well as the IBLA competition in Sicily. He has worked with Spiro Malas, David Stern, Renata Scotto, Jan Eyron, Maestro Pablo Zinger. He currently lives in Düsseldorf.