Rodrigo Porras Garulo starts the Season 2019/20 with his house debut at Teatro Alla Scala co-starring with Leo Nucci as Duca in RIGOLETTO. He is since 2017 a full member of the ensemble at the State Theater Karlsruhe, where he currently embodies the main role in Floris Visser's new production of THE TALES OF HOFFMANN. Upcoming projects in the 19/20 season include his house debuts at the State Opera Hannover, the State Theater Wiesbaden and the State Opera Prague in the role of Cavaradossi in TOSCA, as well as his house-debut at the Latvian National Opera Riga as Pinkerton in MADAMA BUTTERFLY and his debuts in Karlsruhe as Max in DER FREISCHÜTZ and Calaf in TURANDOT, et.al. Among the highlights during 2018/19 were his debut in the roles of Rodolfo in LUISA MILLER at Oper Wuppertal conducted by Julia Jones and directed by Barbora Horáková Joly and Pinkerton in MADAME BUTTERFLY for the re-inauguration of the Theatre Nebia in Bienne, Switzerland, as well as the Karlsruhe Opera Gala of TOSCA as Cavaradossi co-staring with Martina Serafin and Lucio Gallo.
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, Maris Suja, Eike Grams, et al. From 2010 to 2015 he was a company member of the South Thuringen State Opera, with assignments such as Alfredo in LA TRAVIATA, Duca in RIGOLETTO, Rinuccio in GIANNI SCHICCHI, Tamino in THE MAGIC FLUTE, Claudio in Wagner’s early opera THE LOVE BAN, Jacopo Foscari in Verdi’s THE TWO FOSCARI, and many leading tenor parts in German operas and operettas. At the State Theater Karlsruhe Mr. Porras Garulo has already appeared as Don José in CARMEN, as Cavaradossi in TOSCA and as Maurizio in ADRIANA LECOUVREUR, as Alfredo in LA TRAVIATA and as Gabriele Adorno in SIMON BOCCANEGRA.
In the past Mr. Porras Garulo's assignments included Cavaradossi in the open air production of TOSCA at the Schwerin Palace Festival, Turiddu in CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA in the first See Festival in Sochi Russia, Duca at Opéra de Tours, Don José in an open air production from the Theater Koblenz at the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, the main part in THE TALES OF HOFFMANN at the State Theater Schwerin, at the Opera Leipzig the title role in Nino Rota's ALADIN, Guidon in THE TALE OF TSAR SALTAN and the leading part in Lehár’s ZAREWITSCH with the State Operetta Dresden, as well as Walter von der Vogelweide in TANNHÄUSER with Meininger Hofkapelle in the Great Hall of the Wartburg Castle and in Stravinsky’s PULCINELLA with Stuttgarter Philharmoniker in Beethoven-Saal Stuttgart under the baton of Dan Ettinger.
In 2012 he was invited to perform in the opening Gala of the new Astana State Theatre. The invitation came thanks to his critically acclaimed creation of the role of Ajdár in the German premiere of the Kazakh opera ABAI from Schubanow and Hamidi and conducted by Alan Buribayev. Mr. Porras Garulo is a winner of the International Antonín Dvořák Singing Competition and scholarship holder of the Richard Wagner Association.