Bernardo Bermudez

Biography

Venezuelan American lyric baritone Bernardo Bermudez, started his musical education at The Conservatory of Music Juan Manuel Olivares, in Caracas Venezuela. Currently living in the United States, his operatic roles performed include Figaro in Il barbiere di SivigliaStanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire, Silvio in Pagliacci, Diego Rivera in Frida, Escamillo in CarmenValentin in FaustBelcore in L’elisir d’amore, the title role in Don GiovanniPapageno in Die Zauberflöte, Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro, Vidal Hernando in Luisa Fernanda, Schaunard in La BohemeAeneas in Dido & Aeneas, Melchior in Amahl and The Night VisitorsMercurio in L’incoronazione di Poppea, Teniente Cantalapiedra in Cecilia Valdes, Count Capulet in Romeo et Juliette, El Dancairo and Morales in Carmen, Marullo in Rigoletto, 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, as well as Opera North in New Hampshire under the direction of Louis Burkot. 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, recipient of the Anne and Michael Towbes Scholarship in Voice, 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.

Future Productions

Morales, Carmen By George Bizet with The Opera Buffs, Los Angeles California, August 20th, 2017. Log on to http://www.operabuffs.org/newsite/event/carmen-in-concert/

Stage Productions

Role Opera Company Year
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
Featured Artist 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
Featured Artist 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
Guest Artist Voices on Fire, A night of Passionate Singing Lyric Opera of Los Angeles 2010
Bass Solo Missa Brevis in C “Spatzen-Messe” by W. A. Mozart Our Savior Lutheran Church Arcadia 2010
Bass Solo 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
Guest Artist The 3 Divas & Me Concert H.M. Artist Foundation 2008
Featured Artist National Anthem San Diego Padres Petco Park 2008
Guest 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
Guest Artist Mini Miss International 2003 Mildread Castillo Productions 2003

 

Awards and Honors

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 and 2011
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

Teachers / Coaches

Vladimir Chernov, UCLA, Los Angeles 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

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