Emmanuel Franco

Emmanuel Franco


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«“Emmanuel conquered the audience with his enviable stage personality and an exquisite baritone voice.”»
- REFORMA - Mexico city (2017)
«"Publikumsliebling ist der quirlige Emmanuel Franco"»
- Badische-Zeitung - Germany (2017)
2018Britten: The Rape of LucretiaJunius
2018Britten: The Rape of LucretiaJunius
2017Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroConte d'Almaviva
2017Rossini: Il signor BruschinoBruschino Padre
2017Strauss R.: SalomeSecond Nazarene
2017Mozart: Don GiovanniDon Giovanni
2016Rossini: La cambiale di matrimonioSlook
2016Mozart: IdomeneoGran Sacerdote di Nettuno
2014Mozart: Cosi fan tutteGuglielmo
2014Donizetti: L'elisir d'amoreBelcore
2013Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroConte d'Almaviva
2013Ravel: L'heure espagnoleRamiro
2012Britten: The Rape of LucretiaTarquinius
2012Britten: The Rape of LucretiaJunius
2012Puccini: Madama ButterflySharpless
2011Puccini: TurandotPing
2010Rossini: L'occasione fa il ladroDon Parmenione
2010Rossini: La scala di setaGermano
2007Rossini: Il Barbiere di SivigliaFigaro



Mexican baritone Emmanuel Franco has been celebrated as a young complete artist, with outstanding acting skills and a splendid and bright baritone voice.

Emmanuel began his 2016-17 season, as a second year resident artist at the Opéra Studio from Opéra national du Rhin in Strasbourg, France; performing the roles of Le Marchand Ambulant in Blanche-Neige, der Zweiter Nazarener in Salome, conducted by Maestro Constantin Trinks, and the title role of Bruschino in Il Signor Bruschino, this last one with the Orchestre Symphonique de Mulhouse and conducted by Maestro José Miguel Pérez Sierra.

During his 2015-16 season, as a first year at the Opéra Studio, he performed the roles of Figaro in Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Paisiello), Le Fou in Cendrillon, Il Gran Sacerdote in Idomeneo, Alphonse XI in La Favorite, Slook in La Cambiale di Matrimonio, conducted by Maestro Antonino Fogliani, and one of the Deputati in Robert Carsen’s production of Don Carlo, with the Orchestra Philharmonique de Strasbourg and under the baton of Maestro Daniele Callegari.

Upcoming performances this season, will include the role of Il Conte in Le Nozze di Figaro, at Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe.

During past seasons, some career highlights have included Guglielmo in Così fan tutte  with Residentie Orkest conducted by Antony Hermus, Il Conte in Le Nozze di Figaro with National Jeugd Orkest conducted by Maestro Richard Egarr, the roles of Junius and Tarquinius in The Rape of Lucretia with the Opera Studio Nederland and Andrea Coclé in Die Stumme Serenade with the Dutch National Opera Academy.

Emmanuel also portrayed Belcore in L’Elisir d’Amore, Sharpless in Madama Butterfly and Figaro in Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini), with Tijuana Opera.

In Mexico City he covered the roles of Don Parmenione in L’Ocassione fa il ladro, and Germano in La Scala di Seta with ProOpera.
He performed Ping in Turandot and Manuel in La Vida Breve in the United States with West Bay Opera. He also sang the roles of Jupiter in Orphée aux enfers and the title role of Gianni Schicchi with the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Opera Theater.

Concert highlights have included works like Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, with the Orquesta Filarmónica del Estado de Chihuahua conducted by Armando Pesqueira. Also, as soloist in Carmina Burana with the San Francisco Conservatory Orchestra conducted by Vance George, and Misa Tango by Luis Bakalov.

Born in Tijuana, Mexico, Emmanuel received his Bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and his Master’s degree in Opera and Concert Performance from the Dutch National Opera Academy in Amsterdam.

Emmanuel was one of the quarter finalists in 2016 OPERALIA Competition in Guadalajara, Mexico.
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Britten: The Rape of Lucretia Junius Kees van Baarenzaal - Royal Conservatoire Den Haag 2018
Britten: The Rape of Lucretia Junius Operavizsga-fesztivál 2018 - Zeneakadémia, Solti Terem 1061 Budapest, Liszt Ferenc tér 8. 2018
Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro Conte d'Almaviva Immediately Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe Und Badische Staatskapelle Karlsruhe 2017
Rossini: Il signor Bruschino Bruschino Padre Immediately Opéra National Du Rhin 2017
Strauss R.: Salome Second Nazarene Immediately Opéra national du Rhin 2017