JESÚS VICENTE MURILLO - APPRENTICE ARTIST
OPERA SARATOGA DEBUT SEASON: Ensemble in Dido and Aeneas and La Cenerentola; Don Magnifico cover in La Cenerentola.
For the 2014-15 season Bass-Baritone, Jesús Vicente Murillo makes his Canadian debut with Opera McGill as Dr. Bartolo in Le Nozze di Figaro, and Simone in Gianni Schicchi. In the 2013-14 season he made his Studio Artist debut with Chautauqua Opera, performing Il Registrario in Madama Butterfly, Fourth Washington Dandy in The Ballad of Baby Doe, and Ibert’s Quatre Chansons de Don Quichotte. A native of Detroit, at the age of eighteen he made his professional debut with Michigan Opera Theater as The Android in The Very Last Green Thing. Since then he has made appearances with The Ohio Light Opera as Kalman Zsupán in Der Zigeunerbaron, Giorgio in The Gondoliers, Mr. Jackson in Silk Stockings, and Jenkins in Lady, Be Good!; Arbor Opera Theater as Colline in La Bohème; Main Street Opera Theater as King Balthazar in Amahl and the Night Visitors; Seagle Music Colony as Masetto in Don Giovanni, and Bill Calhoun in Kiss Me, Kate; University of Michigan Gilbert and Sullivan Society as Giuseppe Palmieri in The Gondoliers, King Hildebrand in Princess Ida, and Sir Marmaduke in The Sorcerer. He received his Bachelor of Music from The University of Michigan where he was a student of Stephen Lusmann, performed Dr. Bartolo in The Barber of Seville, Musiklehrer in Ariadne auf Naxos, L’Horloge/Le Chat in L’Enfant et les Sortileges, Marco in Gianni Schicchi, and created the role of Maffeo Polo for the world premier of Stella Sung’s The Red Silk Thread. He is currently earning his Master of Music at McGill University, in Montreal, where he is a student of Winston Purdy.