Thursday, January 2, 2014

Reader Submission: Ricardo Crampton

Riccardo Crampton
Our last post prompted a reader in Buenos Aires to suggest that 30-year-old Argentinian Ricardo Crampton should be our latest "Reader Submission." We couldn't agree more!

Crampton's interest in opera began when he was 12-years-old and he began mimicking Luciano Pavarotti.  He studied voice at the Instituto Superior de Arte of the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires and the Opera Studio in Teatro Argentino of the La Plata.

In 2010, he was a finalist at the Opera National de Paris de la Bastille International Voice Competition. He made his professional debut in a production of Verdi's Rigoletto at the Teatro Argentino de La Plata, where he still performs. He has also performed a number of other roles with the compnay, including Handel's Julius Caesar, Zandonai's Francesca da Rimini, Puccini's Madame Butterfly, Rossini's Viaggio a Reims and Amadeo Vives' zarzuela Doña Francisquita.

He has also performed in Massenet's Werther and Puccini's Gianni Schicchi a the Teatro Colón, Verdi's Falstaff, Bizet's Carmen, Leoncavallo's Pagliacci and Verdi's Macbeth at the Teatro Avenida and also performs in Italy now. As you can see from the photo above, he is currently working on Puccini's La boheme. We'll have more on that in a future post. 

1 comment:

  1. There are still several Argentine baritones you haven´t listed yet, foremost of all Luciano Garay (an amazingly stunning performer with exceptional vocal and acting abilities), the young and highly talented Mariano Fernández Bustinza (actually a bass-baritone) and many others. There are also many Argentine "hunkentenors" as well, who could easily make it to your Exceptions list.