November 16, 2014
"This was a musically distinguished performance. Tenor Arturo Chacón-Cruz has a voice that is packed with Italianate lyricism, and there is a pleasingly intimate quality to his singing. The tenor’s boyishness is ideal for Alfredo, who in Chacón-Cruz’s hands oscillated between defiance and total despair; at key moments, such as “Parigi, o cara,” the strength of Alfredo’s emotions came to the fore, so that he led the duet with acute passion."
When Chacon-Cruz was 21, he met Placido Domingo, whose annual Operalia Contest later launched his career when he won competition in 2005. Since then he has traveled the world singing from La Scala to Carnegie Hall in such roles as Rodolfo in La boheme, Verdi’s Rigoletto, and Alfredo, the melancholy lover of Violetta in La Traviata.
He also champions the traditional music of Mexico, his home country, and has recorded several albums of Mexican songs with orchestra and sings them frequently at his concerts.
Youtube: Arturo Chacón-Cruz / Serenata Huasteca (José Alfredo Jiménez)