Rodrigo Porras Garulo received a nomination for Singer of the Year 2020 in the German magazine OPERNWELT for his interpretation as Calaf in TURANDOT at the State Theater Karlsruhe. He is currently a new member of the ensemble at the State Opera Hanover, where he can be seen as Don José in the recent CARMEN production by Barbora Horáková Joly, and where he was previously acclaimed as Cavaradossi in TOSCA and Tristan in LE VIN HERBÉ. Highlights of the current season include Pinkerton in MADAMA BUTTERFLY for his debut at the Royal Danish Opera Copenhagen under the baton of Paolo Carignani and his return as Cavaradossi to the State Opera Prague.
In the 2019/20 Season Mr. Porras Garulo made his Teatro Alla Scala debut as the Duke in RIGOLETTO, co-starring the legendary Leo Nucci. Other highlights of that season included his role debut as Calaf in TURANDOT and Max in DER FREISCHÜTZ at the State Theater Karlsruhe, his house debut as Cavaradossi at Hessian State Theater Wiesbaden and the Opening Concert of the Ljubljana Festival with Beethoven‘s 9th SYMPHONY under the baton of Charles Dutoit.
In the past Mr. Porras Garulo has appeared in the main roles of his repertoire at the Opera Leipzig, Opera Wuppertal, State Opera Astana, Opéra de Tours, Gärtnerplatz Theater, State Theater Schwerin, Biel-Solothurn Theater, Schwerin Palace Festival and Beethoven Hall Stuttgart. He sung under the baton of some of the world’s leading conductors, including Daniel Oren, Marco Armiliato, Dan Ettinger, Julia Jones, Gustav Kuhn, Ivan Ciampa, Ainars Rubikis, Robert Trevino, Alan Buribayev, Konstantin Trinks, Stephan Zilias, Justin Brown, Daniele Squeo, Johannes Willig, Kevin Edusei, Peter Halász and Vincenzo Milletarì.
Born in Mexico City, Rodrigo Porras Garulo studied voice at the University Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria, with KS Helene Schneiderman, and attended private lessons with professor Antonio Carangelo. He completed his studies with Barbara Bonney, Josef Protschka, Markus Eiche, Enza Ferrari, Jean-Pierre Fabre, Eike Grams, Beatrice Benzi and Maris Skuja. From 2010 to 2015 he was a company member of the South Thuringen State Opera and from 2017 to 2020 of the State Theater Karlsruhe with assignments such as the main part in LES CONTES D’HOFFMANN, Don José in CARMEN, Cavaradossi in TOSCA, Maurizio in ADRIANA LECOUVREUR, Gabriele Adorno in Verdi‘s SIMON BOCCANEGRA, et al. Mr. Porras Garulo is a winner of the International Antonín Dvořák Singing Competition and scholarship holder of the Richard Wagner Association.