Bernardo Bermudez

Biography

Venezuelan American Tenor Bernardo Bermudez, started his musical education at The Conservatory of Music Juan Manuel Olivares, in Caracas Venezuela. He has recently began essaying roles and repertoire for the Tenor voice. Currently living in the United States he has performed in productions and concerts with companies including San Diego Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Long Beach Opera, The San Diego Symphony, Opera North, Union Avenue Opera, West Bay Opera, Livermore Valley Opera and The Music Academy of the West to name a few. His operatic roles performed as a Tenor include Don Jose in Carmen, and will be performing The Messenger in Aida in San Diego Opera production in fall 2019. As a Lyric Baritone roles include Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire, Diego Rivera in Frida, Danilo in The Merry Widow, Silvio in Pagliacci, Escamillo in Carmen, Valentin in Faust, Belcore in L’elisir d’amore, the title role in Don Giovanni, Papageno in Die Zauberflöte, Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro, Vidal Hernando in Luisa Fernanda, Aeneas in Dido & Aeneas, other roles include El Dancairo and Morales in Carmen, Marullo in Rigoletto, Schaunard in La Boheme, Price Yamadori in Madama Butterfly, as well as Morald in the North America stage premier of Richard Wagner’s Die Feen, as part of Los Angeles Opera’s Ring Festival. He participated as a voice fellow at the prestigious Summer Festivals at The Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara California, under the direction of famous American Mezzo Soprano Marilyn Horne, Opera North in New Hampshire under the direction of Louis Burkot as well as Opera Neo in San Diego California under the direction of Peter Kozma. He received 1st place in NATS LA singing competition, 1st place winner in AEIOU, 39th Annual Opera Scholarship and Competition, finalist in the Burbank Philharmonic Hennings-Fischer Opera Competition, Opera Buffs Grant recipient, semifinalist in the Loren L. Zachary National Vocal Competition, recipient of the Doug Acker Memorial Vocal Scholarship, and 2nd place winner in the Virginia Hawk Vocal Competition. Most recently he has received the Music Academy of the West Alumni Enterprise award in 2019. Mr. Bermudez is also co-founder of Opera4Kids a new non-profit organization, whose mission is to use the transformative power of live vocal and classical music performance, to educate young audiences about theatre and music, in a culturally enriching environment.

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Future Productions

Messenger in Aida by G. Verdi for San Diego Opera, San Diego CA 2019 San Diego Opera 

Soloist in All is Calm by Rothstein, Lichte, Takach for Bodhi Tree Concerts, San Diego CA 2019
 Bodhi Tree Concerts

Woodsman/Fox in The Enchanted Tail by V. Robertson for San Diego Opera, San Diego CA 2020 Opera4Kids

Diego Rivera in Frida by R. X. Rodriguez for Anchorage Opera, Anchorage AK 2020 Anchorage Opera

Diego Rivera in Frida by R. X. Rodriguez for Long Beach Opera, Long Beach CA 2020 Long Beach Opera

Stage Productions

Role Opera Company Year
El Dancairo Carmen by G. Bizet San Diego Opera 2019
Woodsman / Fox The Enchanted Tail by V. Robertson Classics 4 Kids 2019
Soloist All is Calm by P. Rothstein, E. Lichte and T.C. Takach San Diego Opera 2018
Danilo The Merry Widow by Franz Lehar Opera Neo 2018
King Mark The Love Potion by Frank Martin Long Beach Opera 2018
Crippled Sailor Florencia en el Amazonas by Daniel Catan San Diego Opera 2018
Ensemble Maria De Buenos Aires by Astor Piazzolla San Diego Opera 2018
Morales Carmen by Georges Bizet The Opera Buffs 2017
Diego Rivera Frida by Robert Xavier Rodriguez Long Beach Opera 2017
Escamillo Carmen by Georges Bizet SMC Opera Theater at The Broad Stage Santa Monica 2017
Count Almaviva Le nozze di Figaro by W. A. Mozart Livermore Valley Opera 2017
Figaro Il Barbiere di Siviglia by Gioachino Rossini Pacific Opera Project 2016
Luis The Gondoliers by Gilbert and Sullivan Bodhi Tree Concerts 2016
Don Giovanni Don Giovanni by W. A. Mozart Opera Neo 2016
Prince Yamadori Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini San Diego Opera 2016
Melchior Amahl and The Night Visitors by G. Menotti Village Church Community Theatre 2015
Escamillo Carmen by Georges Bizet Pacific Lyric Association 2015
Escamillo Carmen by Georges Bizet Heartland Opera Theatre 2015
Silvio Pagliacci by Ruggero Leoncavallo Marina Del Rey Symphony 2015
Valentin Faust by Charles Gounod West Bay Opera 2015
Doganiere La Boheme by Giacomo Puccini San Diego Opera 2015
Marullo Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi Livermore Valley Opera 2014
Stanley Kowalski A Streetcar Named Desire by Andre Previn Union Avenue Opera 2014
Vidal Hernando Luisa Fernanda by Federico Moreno Torroba SMC Opera Theater at The Broad Stage Santa Monica 2014
Villager Solo Pagliacci by Ruggero Leoncavallo San Diego Opera 2014
El Dancairo Carmen by Georges Bizet Livermore Valley Opera 2013
Papageno Die Zauberflöte by W. A. Mozart Center Stage Opera 2013
Count Almaviva Le nozze di Figaro by W. A. Mozart Opera NEO 2013
Mercurio L’incoronazione di Poppea by Claudio Monteverdi Opera NEO 2013
Belcore L’elisir d’amore by Gaetano Donizetti Center Stage Opera 2013
Silvio Pagliacci by Ruggero Leoncavallo Vineyard Touring Opera 2013
Belcore L’elisir d’amore by Gaetano Donizetti Opera North 2012
Figaro Il Barbiere di Siviglia by Gioachino Rossini Center Stage Opera 2012
Scarpia Tosca by Giacomo Puccini Vineyard Touring Opera 2012
Capulet Romeo Et Juliette by Charles Gounod Livermore Valley Opera 2011
Figaro Il Barbiere di Siviglia by Gioachino Rossini Music Academy of the West 2011
Schaunard La Boheme by Giacomo Puccini Repertory Opera Company 2011
Alfio Cavalleria Rusticana by Pietro Mascagni Vineyard Touring Opera 2011
Papageno Die Zauberflöte by W. A. Mozart Los Angeles Metropolitan Opera 2011
Cantalapiedra Cecilia Valdes by Gonzalo Roig Bilingual Found. Of the Arts 2010
Morald Die Feen by Richard Wagner Lyric Opera of Los Angeles 2010
Scarpia Tosca by Giacomo Puccini Intimate Opera Company 2010
Vidal Hernando Luisa Fernanda by Federico Moreno Torroba Pacific Lyric Association 2010
Jim The Gift of The Magi, a mini Opera by Jonathan Price and Jan Michael Alejandro Noho Ho Holiday Show 2009
Aeneas Dido & Aeneas by Henry Purcell CSU Summer Arts 2009

 

Concerts

Role Work Company Year
Woodsman / Fox The Enchanted Tail San Diego Opera and Classics4Kids 2019
Tenor Soloist Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique San Diego Symphony 2019
Tenor Soloist Handel’s Messiah Claremont Symphony Orchestra 2017
Soloist Luciano Berio Sinfonia La Jolla Symphony 2017
Featured Artist Tucson Desert Song Festival: Love Songs and other Dances Ballet Tucson 2017
Featured Artist Tucson Desert Song Festival: Rhythms of the Americas Tucson Guitar Society / Ballet Tucson 2016
Featured Artist Home for the Holidays San Bernardino Symphony 2015
Bass Soloist Handel’s Messiah Claremont Symphony Orchestra 2015
Featured Artist Opera at the Shore: Featuring artist from the Loren L. Zachary National Vocal Competition Marina Del Rey Symphony 2015
Featured Artist Figaro Unbound Concert Series Los Angeles Opera 2015
Featured Artist L’amour Valentine’s Day Concert to benefit San Diego Opera San Diego Opera 2015
Featured Artist Opera Exposed: The Art of Voice San Diego Opera 2014
Featured Artist LA Opera at City of Hope: Songs Through The Centennial Los Angeles Opera 2013
Featured Artist The Loren L. Zachary Society Viennese Concert The Loren L. Zachary Society 2012
Featured Artist Fall 2011 Perf. Showcase “Romantic Journey” The Opera Buffs Inc 2011
Featured Artist Voices on Fire, A night of Passionate Singing Lyric Opera of Los Angeles 2010
Bass Soloist Missa Brevis in C “Spatzen-Messe” by W. A. Mozart Our Savior Lutheran Church Arcadia 2010
Bass Soloist Lutheran Mass in G-minor by Johann Sebastian Bach Our Savior Lutheran Church Arcadia 2009
Featured Artist Bernardo Bermudez in Concert H.M. Artist Foundation 2009
Featured Artist Free Sunday Concert Sponsored by Target San Diego Children’s Museum 2009
Featured Artist The 3 Divas & Me Concert H.M. Artist Foundation 2008
Featured Artist National Anthem San Diego Padres Petco Park 2008
Featured Artist Noche Latina The Westgate Hotel San Diego 05-09
Featured Artist Ms. Latina International 2005 Pageant Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 2005
Featured Artist Chica Venezuela U.S.A. 2003 Leida’s Productions 2003
Featured Artist Ms. Latina International 2003 A Night Of Stars Transmedia Group 2003
Featured Artist Mini Miss International 2003 Mildread Castillo Productions 2003

 

Awards and Honors

Recipient The Music Academy of The West Alumni Enterprise Award 2019
2nd Place 2015, 3rd Place 2014 Virginia Hawk Vocal Competition SD California
Semi-Finalist The Loren L. Zachary National Vocal Competition 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 
Recipient The Dough Acker Memorial Scholarship 2012
Recipient The Opera Buffs Inc. Grant 2010, 2011 and 2018
Recipient Anne and Michael Towbes Scholarship in Voice 2011
Finalist Burbank Philharmonic Hennings-Fischer Opera Competition 2011
1st Place American Edu. Of Italian Orig. Unit., 36 Annual Opera Competition 2010
1st Place NATS LA 2009

Education

B.A. Psychology University of California Irvine

Conservatory of Music – “Juan Manuel Olivares” Caracas Venezuela

Cal Arts Summer Program Summer 2009 Fresno CA 

Music Academy Of The West Summer 2011 Santa Barbara CA (Marilyn Horne Director)

Opera North Summer 2012 Lebanon NH (Louis G. Burkot Director)

Opera Neo, Summer 2014, 2016 and 2018 San Diego CA (Peter Kozma Director)  

 

Teachers / Coaches / Conductors

Vladimir Chernov, UCLA, Los Angeles CA
Bill Neill, Orange County, CA
Cesar Ulloa, San Francisco CA
Frank Fetta, Los Angeles CA
Dan Bridston, Los Angeles CA
Seth Riggs, Los Angeles CA
Daniel Hendrick, San Diego CA
Bruce Stasyna, San Diego CA
Mara Waldman, New York NY
Mona Lands, Los Angeles CA
Tim Mussard, Los Angeles CA
Benjamin Makino
Warren Jones     
Albert Sherman
Anthony Barrese
Frank Fetta            
Alex Katsman
Ives Abel         
Kostis Protopapas
Peter Kozma          
Daniel Helfgot
Andreas Mitisek
Kristof Van Grysperre