Baritone Alfredo Beltran is a freelance professional singer, currently based in the Albuquerque, New Mexico, area. This is his fifth solo appearance with the Philharmonic, having sung one of the baritone solos in Handel’s Messiah in December 2018, the baritone solos in J.S. Bach’s Cantata BWV 140 in September 2018, the baritone solos in Mozart’s Missa brevis in G in April 2018, and the baritone solos in Fauré’s Requiem in March 2014. In the past few years, Beltran has performed with Opera Southwest, both in the chorus and in supporting roles in both Hector Armienta’s Bless Me, Ultima and Rossini’s Guillaume Tell. In April 2017, he performed the titular role in UNM Opera’s production of Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, as well as the baritone solos in Brahms’s Ein Deutsches Requiem with ABQ Coro Lux.
Outside of the Albuquerque area, Beltran was a participant of Varna International’s Opera Academy in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria, during the summer of 2017, performing as Masetto in Mozart’s Don Giovanni and Top in the Bulgarian premiere of Aaron Copland’s The Tender Land. During the summer of 2016, he was an Emerging Artist with Opera in the Ozarks in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, once again performing the role of Masetto in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, and performing the role of Vicar Gedge in Benjamin Britten’s Albert Herring. Beltran’s upcoming engagements include singing the role of Ser Amantio di Nicolao in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi with Heartland Opera Theatre in Joplin, Missouri.
Beltran received a Bachelor of Music degree in voice performance from the University of New Mexico, studying under baritone Michael Hix, and a Master of Music degree also in voice performance from the Conservatory of Music at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, studying under baritone Dale Morehouse.λ