Luis’ time at the Studio is generously supported by The Carne Trust.
Born in Terreon, Mexican tenor Luis Aguilar holds a Masters in Musical Arts, a Masters of Music from Yale University, and a Bachelors in Music from The Hartt School. He is an alumnus of the Georg Solti Accademia.
Recent operatic performances include Lensky in a new production of Eugene Onegin directed by Paul Curran at the Shubert Theater in New Haven. He sang the role of Tamino in Yale Opera’s production of Die Zauberflöte in 2018; in 2016 he made his debut as Count Almaviva in Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia with Opera de Nuevo Leon in Monterrey, Mexico.
In concert, Luis has performed the title role in Bernstein’s Candide with the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra, the tenor solo in Messiah with the Hartford Symphony and the Waterbury Symphony, as well as the solos in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Bach’s Magnificat and Mozart’s Requiem.
Luis is a recipient of the Yale School of Music Alumni Association Prize for “students who have excelled in their respective fields and have made important contributions to the School of Music”. In 2018, at Les Jeunes Ambassadeurs Lyriques Montréal, he received the Bourse Asiatique Prize. He came in 4th place and won the Jose Mojica prize in the Opera de San Miguel Competition 2018, and was a finalist in The Giulio Gari Foundation competition in 2017.
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Mexican tenor and 2019/20 Young Artist Luis Aguilar tells us about his experiences as a part of the National Opera Studio.