Tenor PEDRO CARRERAS, JR., a native of Miami, is a very active performer in the Southeast and beyond. Throughout his career, he has been celebrated for "fiery passion," "real lyricism and sensitivity in his singing" (New York Concert Review Inc.). He graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Georgia Southern University. He later earned a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from Florida State University. Mr. Carreras is currently an Adjunct Professor of Voice at Reinhardt University in Waleska, GA.
Mr. Carreras performs frequently in opera, classical, and music theatre genres. In February of 2020 he made his Carnegie Hall debut appearing in a duet recital with soprano Rachel Eve Holmes and pianist Catherine Giel, produced by DCINY. During the pandemic, he has been featured virtually as soloist in Peach State Opera's Operatizers Gala as well as Don José in Capitol City Opera's Dinner & a Diva: Carmen. He has appeared recently as a soloist with Atlanta Philharmonic on their Veteran's Appreciation Concert and Alpharetta Community Chorus' performance of Ariel Ramirez' Missa Criolla.
In 2019, Mr. Carreras won the voice category of the Utah Philharmonic Orchestra Concerto Competition in Salt Lake City and returned to perform "Turiddu, ascolta!" from Cavalleria Rusticana with the Philharmonic. Roles performed include Don José in Carmen, Rodolfo in La boheme, Cavaradossi in Tosca, French Sentry in Silent Night, Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, Lensky in Eugene Onegin, the title role in Werther, Alfredo in La Traviata, Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor, Eugene Talmadge in the world premiere of Michael Braz' A Scholar Under Siege, and Nemorino in L'elisir d'amore.
In addition to his many classical vocal credits, Mr. Carreras has performed in several musical theatre reviews, performing works by Sondheim, Bernstein, Cole Porter, and Rodgers and Hammerstein. He has also appeared in a number of outreach shows, taking operas into schools to share the art form with kids of all ages. In 2014, he toured two of these operas throughout the Atlanta area as a studio touring artist with The Atlanta Opera.
"There is real lyricism and sensitivity in his singing."
"The fiery passion of the Act I Love Duet from Tosca was on full display."
- New York Concert Review