Mexican tenor, Jorge Garza, is steadily gaining recognition as a rising young artist in the US and in Europe. In 2017-18 he will take on the role of Michel in Bohuslav Martinů’s Juliette at the National Moravian-Silesian Theatre where he made two important role debuts the previous season: Tito Vespasian in Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito and Male Chorus in Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia. Further recent engagements include Lišák (Fox) in Janáček’s Cunning Little Vixen with the South-Bohemian Theater in Česky Krumlov, Tom Rakewell at the National Theater Prague, Ritter/Entertainer in Schlingensief’s Mea Culpa at the Wiener Burgtheater, Lensky in Eugene Onegin with West Bay Opera, Satyavān in Gustav Holst’s Savitri with Festival Opera, Odysseus in the world premiere of Jan Klusák’s Filoktetes, the title role in Janacek’s The Excursion of Mr Broucek to the Moon, Serge/Adolf in Martinů’s Les Trois Souhaits all at the National Moravian-Silesian Theatre as well as Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi with Sacramento Opera and the Prince in John Adams’ A Flowering Tree, a co-production of Riverside Lyric Opera and UCR Culver Center of the Arts.

Jorge Garze made his professional debut as Eurimaco in Monteverdi’s Il Ritorno d’Ulysses alongside Frederika von Stade and Thomas Allen at Los Angeles Opera, where he also sang the role of the Burrowing Mole in the world premiere of Tobias Picker’s opera The Fantastic Mr. Fox and covered Nemorino in L’Elisir d’Amore for Ramon Vargas. Further engagements in the US were as Tamino and Ferrando with West Bay Opera, Almaviva in Il Barbiere di Siviglia with New Jersey Opera, Florville in Il Signor Bruschino with Gotham Chamber Opera New York, Dorian Gray in Lowell Liebermann’s The Picture of Dorian Gray with Center City Opera Theater, Carlo in Linda di Chamounix with Caramoor Festival, Ernesto in Don Pasquale with Connecticut Grand Opera, Lysander in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Festival Opera, Tenor 1 in Kurt Weill’sDie sieben Todsünden and Billy in Mahagonny Songspiel, both with Liederkranz Opera in New York.

His European debut was with Opéra de Monte Carlo as Sir Hervey in Anna Bolena. He debuted in Germany as Don Polidoro in La Finta Semplice with the Potsdamer Musikfestspielen before he joined the ensemble of the Theater für Niedersachsen in Hildesheim in 2008. During his tenure he sang Belmonte in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Don Narciso in Il Turco in Italia, Tom Rakewell in The Rake’s Progress, Sou-Chong in Das Land des Lächelns, the title role in Flotow’s Alessandro Stradella, Fenton in Die lustige Weiber von Windsor, Alfred in Die Fledermaus and Marquis de Chateauneuf in Zar und Zimmermann, a role he also made a guest appearance with at the Theater Krefeld und Mönchengladbach.
 
Concert appearances include his Carnegie Hall debut as Father in Kurt Weill’s Seven Deadly Sins with Detroit Symphony Orchestra (under Leonard Slatkin) and Oregon Symphony, Britten’s Serenade for Tenor and Hornand Mozart’s Requiem with the Cairo Symphony Orchestra, Handel’s Messiah with Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra and the DCINY Orchestra at Avery Fisher Hall, and Cherubini’s Missa Solemnis with theOrchestra National de Lyon.
 
Jorge Garza is a graduate of the Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and the Academy of Vocal Arts. He further advanced his training at various apprentice programs including Glimmerglass Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, Merola Opera Program and finally the Los Angeles Opera Young Artist Program working with director Stephen Lawless. He received numerous awards and recognitions from competitions and foundations including: Operalia Competition Finalist, ARIA Foundation Award, Opera Index Awards, The Sullivan Foundation, San Francisco Opera Merola Grand Finals, Richard F. Gold Shoshana Foundation Award, Grace Bumbry AGMA Competition, and Mario Lanza competition.
Cast - Season:
JULIETTE, OR THE KEY OF DREAMSMichel
THE TRIALGuard 1 (Franz) / Block / Offstage Voice
JULIETTE, OR THE KEY OF DREAMSMichel
THE RAPE OF LUCRETIAMale Chorus
LA CLEMENZA DI TITOTitus Vespasianus, Emperor of Rome
THE RAPE OF LUCRETIAMale Chorus
THREE WISHES or THE CAPRICIOUSNESS OF LIFESerge Eliacin / Adolf
THREE WISHES or THE CAPRICIOUSNESS OF LIFESerge Eliacin / Adolf
EXCURSIONS OF MR BROUCEKMatěj Brouček, a landlord
PHILOCTETESOdysseus
RAKE´S PROGRESS Tom Rakewell
Photos - Season:
JULIETTE, OR THE KEY OF DREAMS
Ivana Pavlů (Woman selling birds and poultry / First gentleman), Jakub Kettner (Man with the helmet / The seller of memories / The beggar), Jiří Rajniš (Old Arab / Grandfather / The old sailor / Voice from behind / The nightwatchman), Markéta Cukrová (Small Arab / The young sailor / Chasseur), Jan Šťáva (Man in the window / Grandfather Youth / The convict), Ondřej Koplík (The police officer / The messenger / The forest guard / The railway engineer), Jorge Garza (Michel)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
JULIETTE, OR THE KEY OF DREAMS
Jakub Kettner (Man with the helmet / The seller of memories / The beggar), Jiří Rajniš (Old Arab / Grandfather / The old sailor / Voice from behind / The nightwatchman), Jorge Garza (Michel), Anna Nitrová (Small Arab / The young sailor / Chasseur), Pavel Vančura (Man in the window / Grandfather Youth / The convict)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
JULIETTE, OR THE KEY OF DREAMS
Jorge Garza (Michel), Doubravka Součková (Julietta), Jakub Kettner (Man with the helmet / The seller of memories / The beggar)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
JULIETTE, OR THE KEY OF DREAMS
Jorge Garza (Michel)
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LA CLEMENZA DI TITO
Jorge Garza (Titus Vespasianus, Emperor of Rome)
Photo by: Tomáš Kijas
LA CLEMENZA DI TITO
Jorge Garza (Titus Vespasianus, Emperor of Rome)
Photo by: Tomáš Kijas
LA CLEMENZA DI TITO
Jorge Garza (Titus Vespasianus, Emperor of Rome)
Photo by: Tomáš Kijas
LA CLEMENZA DI TITO
Alžběta Vomáčková (Annio, friend of Sesto, in love with Servilia), Jorge Garza (Titus Vespasianus, Emperor of Rome)
Photo by: Tomáš Kijas
LA CLEMENZA DI TITO
Alžběta Vomáčková (Annio, friend of Sesto, in love with Servilia), Jorge Garza (Titus Vespasianus, Emperor of Rome)
Photo by: Tomáš Kijas
LA CLEMENZA DI TITO
Jorge Garza (Titus Vespasianus, Emperor of Rome)
Photo by: Tomáš Kijas
LA CLEMENZA DI TITO
Režisér Martin Kukučka (SKUTR),

Jorge Garza (Titus Vespasianus, Emperor of Rome)
Photo by: Tomáš Kijas
LA CLEMENZA DI TITO
Jorge Garza (Titus Vespasianus, Emperor of Rome), Sonja Runje (Sesto, friend of Tito, in love with Vitelli)
Photo by: Tomáš Kijas
THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA
Jorge Garza (Male Chorus), Eva Dřízgová-Jirušová (Female Chorus)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA
Martin Gurbaľ (Collatinu, a Roman general), Thomas Weinhappel (Tarquinius, prince of Rome), Jorge Garza (Male Chorus), Lukáš Bařák (Junius, a Roman general)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA
Martin Gurbaľ (Collatinu, a Roman general), Thomas Weinhappel (Tarquinius, prince of Rome), Jorge Garza (Male Chorus), Lukáš Bařák (Junius, a Roman general)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA
Thomas Weinhappel (Tarquinius, prince of Rome), Lukáš Bařák (Junius, a Roman general), Jorge Garza (Male Chorus)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA
Jorge Garza (Male Chorus), Veronika Rovná Holbová (Lucia, a maid), Janja Vuletic (Lucretia, wife of Collatinus), Markéta Cukrová (Bianca, Lucretia's old nurse), Eva Dřízgová-Jirušová (Female Chorus)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA
Jorge Garza (Male Chorus), Veronika Rovná Holbová (Lucia, a maid), Janja Vuletic (Lucretia, wife of Collatinus), Markéta Cukrová (Bianca, Lucretia's old nurse), Eva Dřízgová-Jirušová (Female Chorus)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA
Jorge Garza (Male Chorus), Veronika Rovná Holbová (Lucia, a maid), Thomas Weinhappel (Tarquinius, prince of Rome), Janja Vuletic (Lucretia, wife of Collatinus), Markéta Cukrová (Bianca, Lucretia's old nurse), Eva Dřízgová-Jirušová (Female Chorus)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA
Jorge Garza (Male Chorus)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA
Jorge Garza (Male Chorus), Martin Gurbaľ (Collatinu, a Roman general), Veronika Rovná Holbová (Lucia, a maid), Lukáš Bařák (Junius, a Roman general), Markéta Cukrová (Bianca, Lucretia's old nurse)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA
Jorge Garza (Male Chorus), Markéta Cukrová (Bianca, Lucretia's old nurse), Veronika Rovná Holbová (Lucia, a maid), Eva Dřízgová-Jirušová (Female Chorus)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA
Jorge Garza (Male Chorus), Anna Nitrová (Lucretia, wife of Collatinus), Eva Dřízgová-Jirušová (Female Chorus)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA
Markéta Cukrová (Bianca, Lucretia's old nurse), Jorge Garza (Male Chorus), Martin Gurbaľ (Collatinu, a Roman general), Janja Vuletic (Lucretia, wife of Collatinus)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA
Markéta Cukrová (Bianca, Lucretia's old nurse), Jorge Garza (Male Chorus), Eva Dřízgová-Jirušová (Female Chorus), Veronika Rovná Holbová (Lucia, a maid)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA
Jorge Garza (Male Chorus), Markéta Cukrová (Bianca, Lucretia's old nurse), Veronika Rovná Holbová (Lucia, a maid), Eva Dřízgová-Jirušová (Female Chorus)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA
Markéta Cukrová (Bianca, Lucretia's old nurse), Jorge Garza (Male Chorus), Martin Gurbaľ (Collatinu, a Roman general), Janja Vuletic (Lucretia, wife of Collatinus), Eva Dřízgová-Jirušová (Female Chorus), Veronika Rovná Holbová (Lucia, a maid)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA
Jorge Garza (Male Chorus), Markéta Cukrová (Bianca, Lucretia's old nurse), Janja Vuletic (Lucretia, wife of Collatinus), Martin Gurbaľ (Collatinu, a Roman general), Eva Dřízgová-Jirušová (Female Chorus), Veronika Rovná Holbová (Lucia, a maid), Lukáš Bařák (Junius, a Roman general)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
THREE WISHES or THE CAPRICIOUSNESS OF LIFE
Jorge Garza (Serge Eliacin / Adolf), Veronika Rovná Holbová (Black woman Dinah)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
THREE WISHES or THE CAPRICIOUSNESS OF LIFE
Jiří Hájek (Arthur de Sainte Barbe / Juste), Lucie Kašpárková (Nina Valencia / Indolenda), Jorge Garza (Serge Eliacin / Adolf), Veronika Rovná Holbová (Black woman Dinah)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
THREE WISHES or THE CAPRICIOUSNESS OF LIFE
Lucie Kašpárková (Nina Valencia / Indolenda), Jorge Garza (Serge Eliacin / Adolf)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
THREE WISHES or THE CAPRICIOUSNESS OF LIFE
Jorge Garza (Serge Eliacin / Adolf), Lucie Kašpárková (Nina Valencia / Indolenda)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
EXCURSIONS OF MR BROUCEK
Jorge Garza (Matěj Brouček, a landlord)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
EXCURSIONS OF MR BROUCEK
Jorge Garza (Matěj Brouček, a landlord), Jana Sibera (Málinka, his daughter, lunar goddess, Kunka)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
EXCURSIONS OF MR BROUCEK
Jorge Garza (Matěj Brouček, a landlord)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
EXCURSIONS OF MR BROUCEK
Adam Zdunikowski (Mazal, a painter, Azurean, Pete), Jana Sibera (Málinka, his daughter, lunar goddess, Kunka), Jorge Garza (Matěj Brouček, a landlord)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
PHILOCTETES
Jorge Garza (Odysseus), Jana Hrochová (Neoptolemos, Achilles son)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
PHILOCTETES
Jorge Garza (Odysseus), Jakub Tolaš (Filoktetes), Jana Hrochová (Neoptolemos, Achilles son)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
PHILOCTETES
Jorge Garza (Odysseus), Jakub Tolaš (Filoktetes), Jana Hrochová (Neoptolemos, Achilles son)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
PHILOCTETES
Jana Hrochová (Neoptolemos, Achilles son), Jakub Tolaš (Filoktetes), Jorge Garza (Odysseus)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
PHILOCTETES
Jana Hrochová (Neoptolemos, Achilles son), Jakub Tolaš (Filoktetes), Jorge Garza (Odysseus)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
RAKE´S PROGRESS
Jorge Garza (Tom Rakewell)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
RAKE´S PROGRESS
Jana Šrejma Kačírková (Anne Trulove), Jorge Garza (Tom Rakewell)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
RAKE´S PROGRESS
Jorge Garza (Tom Rakewell)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
RAKE´S PROGRESS
Jorge Garza (Tom Rakewell), Jimmy Holliday (Nick Shadow)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
RAKE´S PROGRESS
Jorge Garza (Tom Rakewell)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
RAKE´S PROGRESS
Jorge Garza (Tom Rakewell)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
RAKE´S PROGRESS
Jorge Garza (Tom Rakewell), Jana Šrejma Kačírková (Anne Trulove)
Photo by: Martin Popelář