in Costa Rica, Ulises Solano, lyric tenor is one of the most versatile
musical artists of our time. His singing has been described as ardent,
passionate, a clear clarion tenor coupled with an array of color and
poignancy. Equally comfortable in traditional and modern musical idioms,
Ulises has sung a wide range of repertory in many different languages.
His singing career has taken him to Venezuela, most of Central America,
Hungary, Austria, the Philippines and many cities in the United States.
Opera roles include Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly; the Duke of Mantua
in Rigoletto; Der Narr in Wozzeck; Leon in Il signor Deluso; Ernesto in
Don Pasquale; Hoffmann in Les contes de Hoffmann; Lun-Tha in The King
and I; the Duende in Piazzolla's Maria de Buenos Aires; and Haimon, in
both the world premiere in Chicago and the New York premiere, of John
Eaton's Antigone. Most recently he sang the role of Bacchus in Ariadne
auf Naxos at the Brevard Music Festival under David Efron. Most recently
Ulises was guest performer for the Indiana University premier of
Ainadamar, Fountain of Tears by Osvaldo Golijov under the direction of
Carmen Tellez. Ulises started his singing training and performing at
the age of nine years old at the Conservatory of Castella in Costa Rica
with maestro Danilo Chavez. He later studied at Universidad Nacional
working with soprano Amelia Barquero. Ulises moved to the United States,
to sing and study at California State University with Gwen Curatilo and
William Ramsey. He earned Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Vocal
Performance from Indiana University while working with Giorgio Tozzi,
James McDonald, and Paul Kiesgen. He has since worked with Virginia
Zeani and Alice Hopper. He has established a private voice studio,
teaches music in two schoold in the Bronx, NY; while continuing to
pursue creative research along with international singing activities.
Mr. Solano is also a poet, arranger, educator and conductor.