The Tucson Desert Song Festival has engaged world-renowned Mexican tenor Arturo Chacón-Cruz to serve as Artist in Residence for the seventh annual Tucson Desert Song Festival.
Chacón-Cruz, protégé of Plácido Domingo, is regarded as the leading Mexican operatic tenor of his generation. Born and raised in Sonora, Arturo performs regularly at the world’s most important opera houses, including San Francisco, Vienna, Paris and Hamburg.
During his residency in Tucson, Mr. Chacón-Cruz will visit schools, speak with music students and have a visible and inspiring presence in the community.
Mr. Chacón-Cruz will present a solo recital with works ranging from opera to Mexican song to tango: Friday, January 25, 2019, 7:00 p.m., Holsclaw Hall, U.A. Fred Fox School of Music.
The recital will be presented by the Tucson Desert Song Festival and the Consulate of Mexico in Tucson, in partnership with the Arizona Opera League of Tucson and Arizona Opera.
“Arturo possesses a powerful voice and an engaging personality; he is the ideal artist for our first collaboration with TDSF,” said Tucson League President Ingrid Miller.
“Arizona Opera is very pleased that the Tucson League is joining forces with TDSF as part of our ongoing relationship with the Festival,” said Joe Specter, President and General Director of Arizona Opera. “Arturo is an incredibly fine tenor of international caliber, with a special affinity for the Italian repertoire. I am sure that Tucson audiences will enjoy this recital.”
“The Consulate of Mexico in Tucson is honored to be partnering for the first time with TDSF and expand its collaboration in cultural activities with the Arizona Opera League of Tucson and Arizona Opera. Arturo Chacón-Cruz is one of the world’s greatest talents in the opera field,” said Enrique Alfonso Gómez Montiel, Deputy Consul for Mexico in Tucson.
Arturo’s biography: http://arturochaconcruz.com/about-arturo/biography/