Puerto Rican baritone César A. Méndez Silvagnoli has been praised for his dark, velvety voice and strong stage presence. He is making his St. Petersburg Opera Company debut as Valentin in Gounod’s Faust. In the 2016-2017 season he performed: George Benton with Opera on the Avalon’s production of Dead Man Walking, Montano in Otello with Teatro de la Ópera de Puerto Rico and Sharpless in Madama Butterfly in his Sarasota Opera debut.
Other Recent engagements include, Guglielmo in Così fan tutte, José Dolores Pimienta in the cuban zarzuela Cecilia Valdés, Germont in Verdi’s La traviata and Marcello in La bohème.
Mr. Méndez has been a Resident Artist with Sarasota Opera, Kentucky Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera. He is a graduate of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and the Conservatorio de Música de Puerto Rico.
FAUST 2017 – Valentin