Carlos Feliciano


"Puerto Rican tenor Carlos Feliciano lends his impressive talents to the role of the Payador.” — Pittsburgh Tribune

"Carlos Feliciano, plays a convincing seductive Duke, with almost alarming ease and conviction, in fact. Suave to the core, Feliciano navigates the other characters on the stage with nuance, his more direct and clearer tenor voice the perfect vehicle of his ‘leading romantic man’ persona. In Act 3, Feliciano does high justice to the most renowned of the arias, “La donna è mobile” – “woman is fickle”, in an ironic embodiment of the Duke’s capriciousness in voice and action.”
— DC Metro Theatre Arts


A native of Puerto Rico, tenor Carlos Feliciano fell in love with opera at the age of 11, when he had the privilege to sing the boys solo in the children’s chorus of La Bohème with Opera de Puerto Rico, sharing the stage with opera greats such as Pablo Elvira and Mirella Freni.

The tenor has been described as “a commanding presence”. DC Metro Arts wrote “his direct and clearer tenor voice is the perfect vehicle of his ‘leading romantic man’ persona”. A proponent of new music, the tenor was heard in New York Opera Society’s Supersize Girl and Max und Moritz, both children operas by Norwegian composer Gisle Kvendokk, as well as understudy the main tenor role in the world premiere of El Pasado Nunca se Termina, which toured at Lyric Opera of Chicago and San Diego Opera. Other credits include Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor, Il Duca di Mantova in Rigoletto, Ernesto in Don Pasquale, Male Chorus in The Rape of Lucretia, Tamino in Die Zauberflöte, Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, Ferrando in Cosí fan tutte, Conte Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Fenton in Fallstaff, Chevalier de la Force in Dialogues of the Carmelites, King Kaspar in Amahl and the Night Visitors, Don Curzio in Le nozze di Figaro, Messaggiero in Aida and Philistine Messenger in Samson et Dalila.

Equally comfortable on the concert stage, Mr. Feliciano has performed as a soloist with Lyric Opera of Chicago, in Canciones y arias; a cantar con toda el alma. Mr. Feliciano has performed as a soloist with the Oslo Symphony, Erie Philharmonic, Williamsport Symphony Orchestra and with the Chatham Baroque Ensemble.

He has received numerous awards, including first place at the Five Towns Music and Arts Foundation, fifth place in the Southwest Vocal Competition, grants from the Sprout Fund, the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, and the Pittsburgh Concert Society, and scholarships from The Juilliard School, the Manhattan School of Music, Penn State University, Catholic University of America, University of Arizona, the Assisi Music Festival, the Musical Arts Corporation of Puerto Rico, and the Pittsburgh Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Mr. Feliciano received his Bachelor's degree from the Manhattan School of Music, his Master’s of Music Degree at Penn State University and is pursuing his Doctor of Musical Arts at the Fred Fox School of Music at the University of Arizona.

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