Artega Wright, baritone, made his Dayton Opera debut as Balthazar in “Amahl and the Night Visitors.” Recently, audiences had the pleasure of hearing him portray the role of Donner in “Das Rheingold,” showcasing his exceptional vocal abilities. Now, filled with anticipation, Artega is thrilled to return for another season as an Artist in Residence. He will be touring as a baritone soloist in the production of “Who Wants to Be an Opera Star?” Artega is deeply committed to nurturing and inspiring the next generation of opera enthusiasts and performers.
In addition to his involvement with Artists in Residence, Artega will also be featured as a soloist with the prestigious Dayton Philharmonic in their magical Magic Carpet Concerts. Originally from Dallas, Texas, Artega now proudly calls the Midwest his home. His talent and versatility as a performer were showcased when he covered the charismatic role of Sam in the groundbreaking world premiere of “The Factotum” at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. The production highlighted his ability to adapt to various roles and showcased his artistic depth.
Artega’s New York debut was truly unforgettable. He mesmerized audiences with his portrayal of Il Talpa in Puccini’s haunting masterpiece, “Il Tabarro,” performed aboard the historic lightship Ambrose with the esteemed On Site Opera. His captivating performance left audiences spellbound.
Artega has also graced the stage with Opera Columbus and will be seen this season in a condensed 90-minute production of the beloved opera “Carmen.” Wright has a Bachelors and Master’s degree in vocal performance from Southern Methodists University and Wayland Baptist University