Hernandez and Ferrante triumph in Chicago Opera Theater's "Elizabeth Cree"
With a velvety tone and a stage presence which exudes confidence and charm, Levi Hernandez has made a name for himself in a wide variety of baritone repertoire. Opera News has praised him for his “voice with natural power,” and “warm, inviting baritone.” The El Paso native has joined the rosters of leading opera companies including the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, and Houston Grand Opera where he debuted as Sharpless in Madama Butterfly opposite Ana Maria Martinez and Joseph Calleja.
In the 2022-2023 season, Mr. Hernandez is featured at Opera Idaho in their Celebrando a México concert, sings Lescaut in Manon Lescaut with North Carolina Opera, returns to The Metropolitan Opera to cover Papageno in Die Zauberflöte and Dulcamara in L’elisir d’amore, and bows with Kansas City Symphony in Handel’s Messiah.
In the 2021-2022 season, Mr. Hernandez returned to Lyric Opera of Chicago as Alvaro in Florencia en el Amazones, reprised the title role in Gianni Schicchi with Tulsa Opera, debuted with Hawaii Opera Theater as Sharpless in Madama Butterfly, and performed Mahler’s Songs of a Wayfarer with Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra. In recent seasons, he has continued his longstanding relationship with the work of composer Daniel Catan, appearing as Rappaccini La Hija de Rappaccini with Chicago Opera Theater, sang Tonio in I Pagliacci with Opera Colorado and El Paso Opera, and Aba in El milagro del recuerdo Houston Grand Opera.