Tenor Edgar Ricaud was born in Nogales, Arizona and grew up in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico. His love for singing began at the age of 13, when a school project was the catalyst for developing his pursuit of music. He then had the chance to perform in various cities in the northern state of Sonora, and was in the ensemble for Madame Butterfly. At the University of Arizona, he got the main role in the Zarzuela “El duo de la Africana” being the leading Tenor role Guiseppini. He was part of Mozart opera production of Don Giovanni being the leading Tenor role of Don Ottavio. Tenor Edgar Ricaud has also been part of the world premier of the opera “Illegal Alien” composed by the Mexican composer Alfonso Molina performed at the University of Arizona in 2014 as well as in Fiestas del Pitic in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. At Wichita he was part of the opera company Music on Site performing with them the role of King Kasper for the opera Amahl and the night visitors. He participated in concerts since then has actively performed throughout Mexico, as well as appearances in Vienna, Weimar, Miami, Chicago, Cincinnati, Wichita and Arizona. Most recently it is involved in the opera production of The Tales of Hoffman by Offenbach, being the role of Hoffman. He obtained his Bachelor of Music Degree at University of Arizona and also a Performance Certificate from Wichita State University. Tenor Edgar Ricaud is now pursuing his master’s degree at Roosevelt University where he studies with Judith Haddon.
Host: Dr. Nadia Alvarez, Ph.D. Teaching and Teacher Education
Music on this Episode: Regalo del Cielo by Fernando Valadés. Fernando Teodoro Valadés Lejarza, Composer and Piel Canela by Edgar Ricaud from the 2021 album El Recuerdo, Félix Manuel “Bobby” Rodríguez Capó, Composer.