Tenor Edgar Ernesto Ramírez is garnering rave reviews for his distinctive Italianate sound, his youthful exuberance, and for his expressive musicality.
Recent and upcoming engagements include Ruiz in IL TROVATORE for the Canadian Opera Company, Nadir in LES PÊCHEURS DE PERLES with Opera Hamilton, Rinaldo in Rossini's ARMIDA with Toronto's Opera in Concert, Beethoven's NINTH SYMPHONY with the Grand Rapids Symphony and with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Ramiro in LA CENERENTOLA by Rossini in the Wildbad Belcanto Opera Festival, Nemorino in L’ELISIR D’AMORE with Opéra de Angers-Nantes, Javier in LUISA FERNANDA with Toronto Operetta Theatre, Leicester in MARIA STUARDA with Pacific Opera Victoria, Il Conte d'Almaviva in IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA for Opera Hamilton and Raoul de Nanguis in Meyerberr's LES HUGUENOTS for Toronto's Opera in Concert, MESSIAH with The Brott Festival in Hamilton, An OPERA GALA with Opera de Quebec.
His recent operatic engagements include Nemorino in L’ELISIR D’AMORE and Alfredo in LA TRAVIATA, both with the Sarasota Opera, and Decio in the rarely performed LA VESTALE by Mercadante and Arturo in I PURITANI with Opera in Concert. He has performed Rinuccio in GIANNI SCHICCHI for Santa Barbara Opera and for UCLA, Alfredo with Opera in the Ozarks in Arkansas, Rodolfo in LA BOHEME and Il Conte d’Almaviva in IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA, both at the Opera Institute of Boston University.
As a young artist at the Opera Institute of Boston University, Ramírez appeared as Lázaro Carriles in the world premiere of BEFORE NIGHT FALLS and he performed other contemporary roles such as Mr. Owen in POSTCARDS FROM MAROCCO and Jonathan Orfeo in HOSTAGE.
Edgar Ernesto Ramírez' activities on the concert stage as a featured soloist include an Opera Gala in Zurich with Francisco Araiza, a concert of operatic favorites with the Brott Festival in Canada, solo performances with the Israeli Opera Studio in Tel-Aviv, an Opera Gala at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City, various concerts at the Degollado Theater in Guadalajara, Mexico, a concert with the New West Symphony Young Artists with Maestro Boris Brott, Boston Pops Opening Night with Maestro Keith Lockhart and with the Boston Lyric Opera in their concert series. Ramírez was also invited to sing at The 150th Gala Anniversary of Puccini hosted by Simonetta Puccini.
Ramírez is the First Place Winner of the Kahn Award Foundation, the Giulio Gari Foundation, The Performing Arts Foundation, the Léni Fé Bland Foundation, the Profant Foundation, and the ORCH Foundation. He has received awards from The Metropolitan Opera Council Auditions in Los Angeles, the Society of Singers Foundation and the New West Symphony Young Artist Prize. The competition Jaume Aragall granted Ramírez with a Public Master Class Prize.
Born in Guadalajara, México, Ramírez has American citizenship and is now a permanent resident of Canada