Mexican-American baritone EFRAÍN SOLÍS is a first-year Adler Fellow. He has performed a variety of roles, including the title role of Eugene Onegin with Russian Opera Workshop in Philadelphia, Guglielmo in Così fan tutte, and Figaro in The Marriage of Figaro. At the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, he performed the title role of Don Giovanni, Guglielmo in Così fan tutte, and the title role of Gianni Schicchi. In the spring of 2013, he joined Opera Santa Barbara as a member of their Studio Artist Program where he sang the role of Il Notaio and covered Dr. Malatesta in Don Pasquale. As a participant of the 2013 Merola Opera Program, he sang Junius in The Rape of Lucretia and covered the Count in The Marriage of Figaro. In his first year at the San Francisco Opera Center he sang the role of Gasparo in a semi-staged production of Donizetti’s Rita, in collaboration with the New Century Chamber Orchestra and Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg. This past Summer he made his San Francisco Opera debut as Prince Yamadori in Madama Butterfly, and will sing in revivals of Un Ballo in Maschera and Tosca. Chosen as a finalist for the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and the 2013 Houston Grand Opera’s Eleanor McCollum Competition, he holds a Bachelor of Music from Chapman University and a Master of Music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
The Metropolitan Opera
National Council Auditions