Meet our 2019 audition winners
Jacinta Barbachano
Soprano. Jacinta Barbachano is a graduate of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), studying under Maestro Rufino Montero. She has studied with Francisco Araiza, Ramon Vargas, Christa Ludwig, Javier Camarena, Jennifer Larmore, among others, and is currently a student of Maestra Luis Bezrokova in Mexico City.
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Jennifer Mariel Velasco
Soprano. Jennifer Mariel Velasco graduated from the Escuela Superior de Música, with the soprano Amelia Sierra as her principal vocal professor. She has also studied under Ramón Vargas, María Katzarava, James Demster, Stefano Ragusini, Alfredo Dominguez, Meagan Amelia Brus, Ivan López Reynoso, among others.
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Gamaliel Reynoso
Counter-tenor. Originally from Toluca, Gamaliel Reynoso received his degree in opera performance from the Conservatorio nacional de musica in Mexico City, and studied in intensive courses in Baroque opera interpretation in Europe. In 2019 he became the first countertenor ever invited to study in the Opera Studio of the Mexican national opera company, Bellas Artes. He completes his second year there in December, 2020.
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Denis Velez
Soprano. Denis Velez, born in Puebla, Mexico, received her degree in opera performance from the Escuela superior de musica in Mexico City. She has also studied with Francisco Araiza, Ramon Vargas, Michael Sylvester, Ted Taylor and Andres Sarre. In 2019 she was invited to join the Ryan Opera Center young artist program of the Chicago Lyric Opera as a member of the 2020-21 class and is now in residence in Chicago.
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