A Tenor with Spanish charm and a Golden-age style voice! I sing the standard operatic repertoire, as well as some neapolitan songs, Spanish songs and zarzuelas. From Puccini and Verdi to La Calle and Lara. I even do some Big-band style songs (Sinatra, Buble, etc.)
Jose's performance as the Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto at the Bergen PAC production of Rigoletto by the Verismo Opera of NJ, was divine!
He is a consummate professional.
If you are looking for a great opera singer, Jose is your guy. He made my dad's 80th birthday so special since my father is an opera buff. He did an in-house performance of a few arias and it was lovely. He is responsible, fairly priced, has a professional appearance and most important of all a fabulous voice. I would highly recommend him and I will use him again if I ever have the opportunity to.
Price Range: $150 and up
Gig Length: 60 - 180 minutes
Languages: English, Spanish
What to Expect
Beautiful singing, acting and interpretation of each song. I can introduce each of the arias/songs, and explain what each is about, and the meaning of the text. I can be interactive with the guests, or just "stand and sing" concert-style. If there is anything specific that you'd like me to do, simply ask and I will do my best to accommodate.
Dominican tenor José Heredia received a BM in vocal performance from Nyack College, where he studied with Metropolitan Opera tenor Dr. Dana Talley; he later attended The Manhattan School of Music, where he studied with Mezzo-Soprano Migon Dunn. The roles in his repertoir include "Don Jose" in Carmen, "Mario Cavaradossi" in Tosca, "Rodolfo" in La Boheme, "The Duke" in Rigoletto, and "Alfredo" in La Traviata. He made his oratorio debut in 2012 singing Handel's Messiah, at the cadet chapel in West Point, New York, and has performed twice in Avery Fisher Hall in NYC, singing Ramirez's Misa Criolla and Verdi's Requiem. Mr. Heredia has done concert tours throughout the US, Puerto Rico, Italy, and most recently South Korea, where he sang over 34 successful concerts (some aired on NBC Korea) and was well received by audiences. He was called an "Upcoming Star" by New Jersey Newspaper Reporte Hispano, and a "Leading Tenor" by the Ridgewood news. Mr. Heredia made his operatic debut as "Rodolfo" in the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera's production of Puccini's "La Boheme" in October of 2014, and returned to the company as "Don José" for their April production of "Carmen. "*_He also sang three performances of *_"Rigoletto"(as "The Duke of Mantua") with Westside Opera Society in January of 2015, where he was described as "a Golden Age- style" voice, that "Impressed Immediately with his vibrant instrument and forward placement of tone" by Qonstage. He is a guest soloist with the Brooklyn Philharmonia Chorus, whith whom he performed J. Brahm's Zigeunerlieder. His most recent performance was as "Alfredo" in Verdi's "La Traviata" with Westside Opera in September, 2015. Mr. Heredia is also a 1st Prize winner in New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera's 2014 Vocal Competition, and an encouragement award winner in the 2015 Giulio Gari International Voice Competition.
Additional Booking Notes
Opera singers do not require a microphone, however, if there the piano is amplified, then a microphone is needed in order to maximize the projection of the voice.
Past Booked Events
|June 04, 2016 • 6:30pm - 6:45pm||House Concert|
|December 18, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Trinity Lutheran Church, Upper West Side, NY|
|December 13, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Brooklyn, NY|
|December 08, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||The Torch Club, Manhattan, NYC|
|December 06, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Teaneck, NJ|
|December 04, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Trinity Lutheran Church, Upper West Side, NY|
|October 23, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Wyckoff, New Jersy|
Tosca, Turandot, La traviata, Rigoletto, Carmen, Eugene Onegin, Lohengrin, La Boheme, Lucia di Lammermoor, Magic flute, L'elisir d'amore, and more...
No puede ser, Bella enamorada, Amapola, Besame mucho, Granada.
Ave Maria (Schubert), The Lord's Prayer, The Lord is my light (psalm 27), The Virgin's slumber song, O holy night, Give me Jesus, Ingemisco (Verdi Requiem), Comfort ye/Every Valley (Messiah), If With all your hearts (Elijah), You Raise me up, Bring him home (Les Miserables), On the street where you live (My fair Lady), and more...
Influences & Inspiration
Enrico Caruso, Jussi Bjoerling, Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, Franco Corelli, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Michael Buble.
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