Edgar Miguel Abréu
Dominican-American tenor Edgar Miguel Abréu retuned this past season to FIU Opera Theater to sing the role of Cardona in Amadeo Vive’s Doña Francisquita. Last season Mr. Abréu sang the 1st Jew in Florida Grand Operas production of Strauss’s Salome. In 2017, Mr. Abréu sang the role of Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos. In 2016, Mr. Abréu made his Gulfshore Opera debut this season as The Shepherd in Ottorino Respighi’s Lauda per la Natività del Signore. Mr. Abréu performed the role of the Rally Leader in Opera Fusions World Premiere of Not In My Town. The Palm Beach Arts Paper wrote, “…as the rally leader of the LGBT rally, tenor Edgar Miguel Abréu also unleashed serious vocal power.”
Mr. Abréu made his Florida Grand Opera debut as Ambrogio in their modern production of Il barbiere di Siviglia, in which Tuffgnarl.com exclaimed him as a “fantastic Ambrogio in this season’s opener The Barber of Seville.” On his interpretation of Flavio in FGO’s Norma, South Florida Classical wrote “Edgar Miguel Abréu made the most of Flavio’s brief appearances with a fine lyric tenor.” Whilst at FGO, Mr. Abréu covered Walter in Weinberg’s The Passenger.
In 2015, Mr. Abréu made his Opera Fusion debut as Ferrando in Così Fan Tutte and Gabriel von Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus. Mr. Abréu also tackled the role of Le Roi Our 1er in Emmanuel Chabrier’s L’étoile with the FIU Opera Theater. El Nuevo Herald wrote “The biggest applause are for Edgar M. Abreu, who incarnated the King Ouf with an abundant vocal and dramatic talent… achieving a long ovation at the end.” In 2014, Mr. Abréu made his operatic debut as Lippo Fiorentino in Kurt Weill’s Street Scene with the FIU Opera Theater. Classical South Florida wrote “Edgar Abréu made the most of Lippo Fiorentino’s scenes, singing and dancing with abandon.”
On the concert stage, Mr. Abréu was most recently seen performing Beethoven’s Choral Festival with Florida International University. He has also performed Handel’s Messiah, Gounod’s St. Cecilia Mass, Mozart’s Missa Solemnis,and Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s Romancero Gitano.
Mr. Abréu holds a Master of Music Degree in Vocal Performance from Florida International University and his Bachelor in Music Degree in Vocal Performance from Florida Atlantic University.