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A baritone and actor from Portland, Oregon, ADRIAN ROSALES holds both Bachelors and Masters degrees in Vocal Arts/Opera from the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California.  He has been mentored by renown artists including Rod Gilfry, Eric Halfvarson, Elizabeth Hynes, Dr. Hernan Pelayo, and W. Stephen Smith.  Currently, Rosales studies voice with Richard Zeller and acting at the Actors Lab PDX with Kristina Haddad.


Career highlights include playing Schaunard in La bohème with Opera San Jose and Tacoma Opera; Voltaire/Dr. Pangloss in Candide with the Aspen Music Festival; and Tarquinius in Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia with Opera Brittenica.  Mr. Rosales has also appeared in solo portrayals with Utah Festival Opera, Shreveport Opera, Opera Theatre Pittsburgh, Pacific Opera Project, St. Petersburg Opera, Redlands Opera Theater, Opera Bend, and Cascadia Chamber Opera.

As a passionate performer of contemporary-classical music other appearances include: a Portland Opera debut as Nelson Rockefeller, Guillermo Kahlo, and E.G. Robinson in Robert Xavier Rodriguez's Frida; and one of the two Tritones in the US Premiere of Gavin Bryars’ Marilyn Forever with Long Beach Opera.


Mr. Rosales is a two time prize winner of the Henry and Maria Holt Scholarship Audition, hosted by West Bay Opera, and a two time finalist in the Annual International Opera Competition, hosted by the Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre.  In 2019, he was a national finalist at the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Convention Competition in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

When not performing, Rosales enjoys a variety of hobbies including cooking, running, video-gaming, and web-development.


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"As Tarquinius, baritone Adrian Rosales struck an appropriately arrogant and threatening presence. His vibrant voice and keen acting made palpable the most sinister scenes in the opera. He chased the frightened Lucretia all around the stage, pinning her to the wall, his hands groping her body as well as his own. The rape scene that followed was simply terrifying."                                                                                            - Boston Classical Review

"Baritone Adrian Rosales’s stout Tarquinius. Rosales’s comedic physicality, including his wing-flapping cuckold and his ride to Rome (itself a dark premonition of the rape that he will commit when he gets there), elicited audible laughter from the audience."

                                               - The Boston Musical Intelligencer

"As Pangloss, baritone Adrian Rosales narrates the story, exchanging his Voltaire wig for a black cap to become the teacher. It’s a lot to do, and Rosales keeps up with it."

                                                                                - The Aspen Times


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Thomas:  O vin, dissipe la tristesse (Hamlet)

Britten:  Now you my save your scornful looks
(Owen Wingrave)
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