Rodolfo

Presenting

Rodolfo Nieto, seductive and irresistible bass-baritone, is making his voice and presence known. With a captivating allure that is both fascinating and inviting, audiences are falling in love with this performer who has been described as “exotic and beautiful.”

Originally a native of Chicago, Rodolfo now calls Minnesota his home, and his presence is ever-increasing in venues near and far. Whether in the theater or the concert hall, schools or churches, singing for thousands or performing for small groups, audiences and professionals have come to love his deep, robust voice, engaging presence, and compassionate demeanor. Furthermore, his ability to communicate both on and offstage with colleagues and audiences has won him the approval and adoration of many fans.

Based in the thriving art culture of Minneapolis, Rodolfo has been a frequent singer with Minnesota Opera, which utilizes his talents as often as possible. He has also sung with Cedar Rapids Opera Theater, Minnesota Concert Opera, Mankato Symphony Orchestra, Austin Symphony Orchestra, and Lakes Area Music Festival, among many others. Worldwide, he is known for his role of Gravitas in Eric Whitacre’s musical Paradise Lost: Shadow and Wings, which he premiered in 2006 and continues to play as the work evolves.

See résumé for complete performance history.

Opera Experience

Marine
Safe at Home
Mixed Blood Theatre Company
2017
Count Monterone
2016
Sciarrone
2016
Jose Castro
La Fanciulla del West
Minnesota Opera
2014
Sacristan (cover)
Tosca
Mill City Summer Opera
2014
Welko
Arabella
Minnesota Opera
2013
Alidoro
La cenerentola
Lakes Area Music Fesitval
2013
Horatio
Hamlet
Minnesota Opera
2013

Oratorio / Concert

Narrator/Performer
Cuéntame un Cuento
2016
Solo Vocalist
Atrium Jazz Ensemble at Orchestra Hall, October 21st 8pm
2016
Bass Soloist
Beethoven 9th Symphony
2016
Petruchio/Fred Graham
Kiss Me Kate
Mankato Symphony
2015
Rodolfo Nieto in Recital
An Evening of Love Songs
Minnesota Opera Center, Minneapolis, MN; Off-Broadstreet Theater, Hopewell, NJ
2014
Colline
La bohème
Minnesota Opera
2013
Bass Soloist
The Messiah
Manhattan Concert Productions
2012
Escamillo
Carmen
Mankato Symphony
2012
Gravitas
Paradise Lost
DCINY NY/Chicago/LA
2010 to 2011

Awards

Metropolitan Council
Minnesota District Encouragement Award
 
2011