Carlos Enrique Santelli, a native of Orlando, Florida, is in his second season as a member of LA Opera’s Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program. His upcoming work on the company’s mainstage includes singing Borsa in Rigoletto, and past projects with LA Opera include performances in Salome and Wonderful Town. Additionally, Mr. Santelli appeared as a guest soloist in a special gala celebrating the 10-year anniversary of LA Opera’s Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program. Other collaborations on the West Coast include numerous projects with LA Opera’s Artist-in-Residence Matthew Aucoin.
For the past two summers, Mr. Santelli was a member of Santa Fe Opera’s distinguished Apprentice Artist Program where he worked with such noted conductors as Harry Bicket, Emmanuel Villaume, and Corrado Rovaris. The summer of 2017 was a particularly notable season for Mr. Santelli as he made his principal role debut with the company as Arturo in a new production of Lucia di Lammermoor. His scene work there included Nemorino in L’Elisir d’Amore and Arnold in Guillaume Tell.
Carlos Enrique Santelli’s concert engagements have included appearances as the tenor soloist in Handel’s Messiah (with the Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra), Mozart’s Coronation Mass (with the Rochester Symphony Orchestra), and Mozart’s Requiem (with the University of Michigan/Yale Alumni Glee Club).
Mr. Santelli received his Bachelor of Music degree from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and his Master of Music from the University of Michigan. It was at the latter institution that he had the distinction of holding a Jessye Norman Graduate Fellowship.