Rodrigo Porras Garulo opens his 2023/24 Season with house debuts at Deutsche Oper Berlin and at Staatsoper Hamburg, singing Pinkerton in MADAMA BUTTERFLY under the baton of Francesco Ciampa and Calaf in TURANDOT under the baton of Axel Kober. Further plans include the new Tobias Kratzer‘s production of FLORENTINISCHE TRAGÖDIE at Den Norske Opera Oslo in the role of Guido Bardi and conducted by Edward Gardner, his debuts at Ópera de Tenerife as Prince in RUSALKA and at Theater Essen as Tambourmajor in WOZZECK, as well as his return as DON CARLO to Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden.
Highlights of the Season 2022/23 included his debuts at Oper Köln in Christof Loy’s LUISA MILLER and at De National Opera Amserdam as Prince in RUSALKA under the baton of Joana Mallwitz, as well as his return to Oper Frankfurt in the roles of Tristan in LE VIN HERBÉ and Pinkerton in MADAMA BUTTERLY under the baton of Pier Giorgio Morandi. The Season 2021/22 was marked by the 2022 Glyndebourne Festival and the BBC Proms with Mr. Porras Garulo’s acclaimed portrayal of Mark in the production of Melly Still’s THE WRECKERS conducted by Robin Ticciati.
In the past Mr. Porras Garulo has appeared in the main roles of his repertoire at Teatro Alla Scala, Oper Frankfurt, Staatsoper Hannover, Berliner Philharmonie, State Opera Prague, Oper Leipzig, Gärtnerplatz Theater, Landestheater Linz, Festival Ljubljana, Latvian National Opera, Croatian National Theater Zagreb, Opera Tours, State Opera Astana, among others. He sung under the baton of some of the world’s leading conductors, including Charles Dutoit, Daniel Oren, Keri-Lynn Wilson, Dan Ettinger, Julia Jones, Marcus Poschner, Robin Ticciati, Ivan Ciampa, Ainars Rubikis, Robert Trevino, Alan Buribayev, Konstantin Trinks, Justin Brown, Roberto Rizzi Brignoli, Daniele Squeo, Johannes Willig, Takeshi Moriuchi, 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. From 2010 to 2015 he was a company member of the Staatstheater Meiningen and from 2017 to 2020 of the Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe. In 2019 he had the honour to give his debut at Teatro Alla Scala as the Duke in RIGOLETTO, co-starring the legendary Leo Nucci. Mr. Porras Garulo was nominated as Singer Of The Year by music critic Michael Stallknecht (Süddeutsche Zeitung, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Opernwelt) in Opernwelt Magazine due to his interpretation of Calaf in TURANDOT at State Theater Karlsruhe. He is a winner of the International Antonín Dvořák Singing Competition and scholarship holder of the Richard Wagner Association Würzburg.