Melvin Rodriguez, Roberto

Puerto Rican Baritone Melvin Rodriguez had the distinction of winning first place in the 2019 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in the district of Puerto Rico. He also won first  place in the National Association of Teachers of Singing Competition in the New York City district. In the 2019 season he was selected to participate in the International Summer Opera Festival of Morelia in Morelia, Mexico where he sang the role of “Pistola” in Verdi’s “Falstaff” as well as a featured soloist in their Opera Scenes Concert and Orchestral Opera Gala.  Other recent engagements include “Goffredo” in Handel’s “Rinaldo”, 2nd Priest” in Mozart’s “Magic Flute”. Melvin began his musical studies at the prestigious Escuela Libre de Música Ernesto Ramos Antonini of Mayaguez. High School was a big part of his development as an artist, Melvin dedicated this years to study teather in the specialized school CABA in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico  and with the Oficina de Arte y Cultura in San German, Puerto Rico doing many musical teather productions like Lion King, Don Quixote and many mores. During this years Melvin also trained as a dancer with the Ballet Tres Generaciones of San German representing Puerto Rico in different competitions. After graduating, he continued his training in Vocal Performance at the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music under the tutelage of Samuel Perez and Jose Ramon Torres. While in college Melvin was a part of tRaym Opera de Puerto Rico chorus where he have the opportunity to be part of the opera Otello and also in a series of concert which were part of the company’s season. Also he was part of the Zarzuela y Operetta Company singing in various productions. In his early years Melvin used to be part of his elementary school Flute Choir directed by the professor Eddie Bonet. Melvin is currently a voice student of the tenor Raymon Geis.