Tenor Gerardo Ortega joins South Florida Symphony during Handel’s Messiah on December 3-4, 2022, and performing Great Opera Arias during Masterworks II from January 24-28, 2023.
Gerardo Ortega received his Bachelor’s in Vocal Performance from the University of Florida at New World School of the Arts. He is the Artistic Administrator of the Downtowner Concert Series and Director of Music at the First United Methodist Church of Miami. His most recent stage credits include performing “a fervent Lysander with a ringing tenor,” (South Florida Classical Review), in Britten’s A Midsummer Nights Dream with the Miami Music Festival, Danilo in Léhar’s The Merry Widow with the Barry Opera Theatre, and “a charming and compelling Nemorino” (El Nuevo Herald) in Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore with the New World Opera Theatre.
Mr. Ortega’s most recent concert appearances include competing as a National Finalist in the New York Lyric Opera Competition Concert at Carnegie Hall, the Tenor Soloist in Ramírez’s Misa Criolla with the Civic Chorale of Greater Miami, Rossini’s Stabat Mater with Barry Chamber Group, Claussen’s A New Creation with the Maryville Orchestra, and Handel’s Messiah with the New Presbyterian Concert Series. This season, Mr. Ortega is looking forward to performing with South Florida Symphony, as well as the title role in Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo with the Miami Beach Classical Music Festival, and is interpreting the lead role Manolo in the world premiere of the musical Always Remember by Marilyn Morales- the musical about the Cuban-American experience.