"Eugene Villanueva thrilled the audience with a performance worthy to present on the world’s finest stages."
American baritone Eugene Villanueva is establishing himself as one of the most promising talents of his generation. Critics have praised him for his "richly sonorous voice", "flowing legato line", "gorgeous vocalism allied to passionate declamation" and "exemplary diction".
The San Francisco native has performed with many prestigious international companies & festivals in North America, Europe and Asia in repertoire including the title roles in Eugene Onegin & Don Giovanni, Rodrigo (Don Carlo), Figaro (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Il conte Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro), Ping (Turandot), Marcello (La bohème), Prince Yeletsky (The Queen of Spades), plus many more.
"A class of its own: Villanueva's Farewell and Death as Posa in Don Carlo."
An avid recitalist, he made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2008 and returned again in 2011 & 2017. He was a member of the Marilyn Horne Foundation, which presented him in recital throughout the USA. He has also presented concerts for San Francisco Opera’s prestigious Schwabacher Debut Recital Series, the New York Festival of Song and was featured in the prestigious Podium der Jungen series in Hannover, Hamburg & Frankfurt (Germany). Mr. Villanueva is also the first American ever to have been awarded the coveted Tosti song prize from the Istituto Nazionale Tostiano in Ortona, Italy.