Adrian V. Sanchez
Adrian V. Sanchez is thrilled to be joining Indianapolis Opera as a resident artist this fall. Mr. Sanchez will be making his company debut as the Marchese d’Obigny while covering the role of Germont in La Traviata. This summer he sung with Charlottesville Opera as an apprentice artist and covered Jud (Oklahoma!) and Marullo (Rigoletto). In recent years, he has sung the role of Schaunard (La Bohème) with the Muddy River Opera Company and Don Alfonso (Cosi Fan Tutte) with Oberlin's In Italy summer program. His collegiate experience extends through roles such as Belcore (L’Elisir d’Amore), Mercutio (Roméo et Juliette), Tom Joad (The Grapes of Wrath), Fredrik (A Little Night Music), Baker (Into The Woods), Papageno (Die Zauberflöte), and many more. While in Illinois, Mr. Sanchez covered renowned American baritone, Nathan Gunn, as Zulfikar in the orchestra workshop of Mohammad Fairouz’s new opera, Bhutto. He also premiered the role of Petrus in Jeremy Gill’s orchestra performance of Letters from Quebec to Providence in the Rain.
A native of Haslett, Michigan, Mr. Sanchez received his master’s in music from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and holds degrees in both performance and music education from Michigan State University.