Peruvian-born bass-baritone, Ivan Amaro, has been acclaimed by critics
for his vibrant voice and his exceptional communication of the characters he performs. He has many opera roles to his credit: the title in Rigoletto, Germont in La Traviata , Don Carlo in La Forza del Destino, Il Conte di Luna and Ferrando in Il Trovatore, Il Re in Aida, Tonio in I Pagliacci, Sulpice in La Fille du Regiment, Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor, Dulcamara in L'Elisir d' Amore, Count Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro, Figaro and Don Bartolo in both Il Barbiere di Siviglia and Le Nozze di Figaro, Don Magnifico in La Cenerentola, the title roles in Il Signor Bruschino and Don Pasquale, Slook and
Tobia Mill in La Cambiale di Matrimono, Marcello, Benoit and Alcindoro in La Bohème; Leporello in Don Giovanni, Papageno in Die
Zauberflöte, Don Alfonso in Cosi fan Tutte, Crespel and Luther in Les Contes d'Hoffmann, Elviro in Serse, Salieri in Mozart and Salieri, Chorazy in Hrabina Angelotti and Il Sagrestano in Tosca, Mr. Gobineau in The Medium and Pizarro in Fidelio.
Mr. Amaro has enjoyed huge success with many
principal roles from the zarzuela and operetta repertoire, in
such roles as Njegus in Merry Widow, Pish-Tush in The Mikado,
Querubini in El Duo de la Africana, Joaquin in La del Manojo
de Rosas, German in La del Soto del Parral, and Vidal in Luisa
He has been featured in festivals such as the Rossini Festival (Lima, Peru), the Arcady Music Festival (Maine) and the Alexander Paley Festival (Richmond, Virginia).
His extensive stage experience with orchestras includes the
Budapest Symphony, the Cuba Symphony, the Lima Philharmonic,
Trujillo Symphony, the Mannes Orchestra, the Astoria Symphony, Choral Symphony Society (NY), One World Symphony, the South Shore
Symphony and the National Symphony of his native country.
Included in his oratorio repertoire is Handel's Messiah; the
Bach Christmas Oratorio and the St. Matthew Passion;
Charpentier's Te Deum, Dvorak's Te Deum and Mass in G;
Schubert's Mass in G; Haydn's Stabat Mater; and Mozart's Missa
Brevis in C and Regina Coeli.
Mr. Amaro is also an archaeologist with many published
works on precolumbian archaeology and archaeomusicology.