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Adrian Rosales is a lyric baritone and actor from Portland, Oregon and received his Master’s Degree in Vocal Arts/Opera from the University of Southern California; having studied with acclaimed baritone and two-time Grammy nominee: Rod Gilfry.
Adrian Rosales ended the 2014 season covering Taddeo in Rossini's L'Italiana in Algeri with Opera San Jose and recently played three roles: Lambastida, Napoleon III, and Juarez in the world premiere of Paul Davies' opera Carlota in mid-February at the Mexican Heritage Plaza Theatre in San Jose, CA. He also sang the role of the baritone Tritone in the US Premiere of Marilyn Forever with Long Beach Opera. Future engagements include playing Masetto in Mozart's Don Giovanni with Tacoma Opera in the fall and covering Orpheus in Gluck's Orpheus and Eurydice with the Brava! Opera Theater in February. He was also named the winner of the Ben DeBolt Memorial Scholarship Award in the 45th Annual Henry and Maria Holt Memorial Scholarship Audition in March.
Currently, Rosales is performing with the Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre for a second season. He will play Paco, the muleteer, and the Flamenco Singer in Man of La Mancha, create the role of Bud Treon in world premiere workshop of Randall Shinn's Rose in Flames, and cover Schaunard in La Boheme and Billy Bigelow in Carousel. Rosales was named a finalist in the both the 6th and 7th Annual International Opera Competition, hosted by the Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre and will compete in the final round this year, in late July.
In May of 2014, Rosales sang the role of Mercurio in Cavalli's La Calisto with Pacific Opera Project. In March, Adrian Rosales received the Nate & Nora Schoenfeld Memorial Scholarship Award for competing in the 44th Annual Henry and Maria Holt Memorial Scholarship Competition.
In October of 2013, Rosales played Tarquinius in Britten's The Rape of Lucretia with Opera Brittenica, garnering praise from both the Boston Classical Review and the Boston Musical Intelligencer for his "...vibrant voice and keen acting..." while striking "...an appropriately arrogant and threatening presence..." as the menacing prince. In the summer of 2013, Rosales appeared as Voltaire and Dr. Pangloss in the Aspen Music Festival's production of Bernstein's comic operetta Candide.
His hobbies include cooking, reading, and exercise, as well as writing and performing stand-up comedy.
Rosales is represented by Michael Cruz at CCA Classical Artist Management.