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Music 2018


Rafael Davila


Rafael Davila

Rafael Davila, longtime favorite of the Sarasota Opera, is now charming sopranos and winning audiences worldwide as his career goes steadily upward. In the past few seasons alone he has performed all over the world with engagements including Venice, Barcelona, Netherlands, and New Zealand. In the U.S., he has sung for the Chicago Lyric Opera, Washington National Opera, and the Metropolitan Opera, where he sang the role of Don Josť in "Carmen" on only 1 1/2 hours notice on the production's opening night.

With a repertoire of over 60 operatic roles and oratorios, he is an extremely busy fellow. Hailing from Puerto Rico, he received his musical training at the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music and the University of Texas in Austin. His visit to Music Mondays is literally sandwiched between engagements on two of his "free" travel days, and you will be able to meet him, hear him talk about his life and career, and hear him sing live!