Monday, April 15, 2013

Xavier Edgardo recital in Miramar, Puerto Rico

Xavier Edgardo from the 2013 Barihunks Calendar
Barihunks calendar model Xavier Edgardo Rivera will be joining soprano Daniela Yurrita and accompanist Pedro Juan Jiménez for his third year student recital at the Conservatorio de Musica de Puerto Rico in Miramar on April 24 at 7 PM. The recital is free, so if you in or near Miramar, make sure to go see this exciting young artist, who also performs as an actor.

Edgardo and Yurrita will perform works by Mozart, Satie, Ravel, Bellini, Donizetti, Duchesne, Spohr, Puccini, Bizet, Schubert, Delano, Debussy, Guastavino, Bernstein and others.

The 23-year-old singer studied at the University of Puerto Rico and was encouraged to pursue studies as a soloist after being a standout participant in the choir. He honed his solo skills for two seasons at the International Vocal Arts Institute run by the esteemed Joan Dorneman, assistant conductor at the Metropolitan Opera.

Edgardo has participated in and won a number of vocal competitions, include many in Europe. This led to him being invited to perform as a soloist with the Mundus Cantat Festival in Gdansk, Poland. He has also performed Mahler's Symphony no. 2 in C minor (Resurrection) with the Simón Bolívar Youth under the direction of Gustavo Dudamel. He has participated in masterclasses with a number of great singers, including fellow Puerto Rican Justino Diaz, Denis Sedov, Sherril Milnes, Mignon Dunn and Elaine Ortiz Arandes.

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