B i o g r a p h y
Tenor, Eduardo Valdes made his debut with the Metropolitan Opera as part of the ensemble in the production of Britten's Death in Venice during the 1993-94 season. He also performed the Duke in Rigoletto during the Met's parks season.
He has sung with the Spoleto Festival, USA The Rquiem of Verdi and as the Jester and the Prince in Respighi's rarety La bella dormente nel Bosco receiving rave reviews. "Tenor Eduardo Valdes has an ebullient personality that spills out in his singing which he makes appear so carefree. His voice floats off his tongue and rolls over the audience's heads so soothingly and naturally that if it were food it would be liquid chocolate."The Charleston City Paper"
Since his Metropolitan opera debut during the 1993 -9194 season Eduardo Valdes has been part of the Metropolitan opera roster for 25 years in which he has sung in more than 36 productions and 679 performances. In 1997, Mr. Valdes sang 25 performances of Beppe in Pagliacci with the Metropolitan Opera including the Texaco Radio Broadcast, the Japan tour and the Met in the parks series.
With the New York City opera Touring compnay he sang the title tenor role of Alfredo in La Traviata and Ferrando in Cosi fan tutte with the Opera de Puerto Rico. He made his debut in Mexico as Rodolfo in La Boheme and Alfredo in La Traviata with the Orquesta Sinfonica del Estado de Mexico under the Maestro Enrique Batiz. In 1997, he opened the 40th annual Cassal’s Festival with El Pessebre, which was telecast on A&E Network.
He has appeared in the Metropolitan Opera gala with Placido Domingo and Mirella Freni in the opera Fedora which was recorded for PBS and released in DVD. In the HD series you can find Eduardo in the DVD releases of Live from the MET in I Puritani with Deutshe Grammaphone with the soprano Anna Netrebko. Il Trovatore . Anna Bolena , Turandot, Otello and must recently in La Donna del Lago with Joice Di Donato and Juan Diego Florez.
Senator Edward Kennedy invited Mr. Valdes to perform for the King and Queen of Spain at a dinner honoring the Royals in Boston. He made his Opera Carolina debut as the Duke in Rigoletto and recorded The Silver Messenger by Roberto Sierra with the Bronx Ensemble for New World Records.
Other appearances included Nemorino with El Paso Opera and Palm Beach Opera, Don Ottavio with Lake George Opera Festival, Duke of Mantua with Boston Lyric Opera, Alfredo at the Charles Ives Center under Mo. William Crutchfield, Lacouf in Les Mamelles de Teresias and Male Chorus in The Rape of Lucretia with The Juilliard Opera Center, Lindoro in L'Italiana in algeri. With the Israel Vocal Arts Institute he performed Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, Belmonte in Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail, Ferrando in Cosi fan tutte, Tonio in La fille du regiment and Arturo in I Puritani and Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi with the Rhode Island Summer Opera.
On the concert stage he has sung L'enfant Prodigue with the Symphony Orchestra of Puerto Rico and Chaguin in Roberto Sierra's El Mensajero de Plata for the New York premier in Merkin Hall. Other appearances include Musica de Camara of New York in an all German Program, Cleveland Pops Orchestra, the opening concert of the Art Song Festival in Cleveland in and all Spanish program.
Eduardo Valdes teaches privately at Valdes Voice Studio New York City.
Mr. Valdes hails from Puerto Rico and holds a Bachelor of Music Education from Mount Union College/University and a Master of Music degree from Cleveland Institute of Music and Case Western Reserve University. In 2015 Eduardo Valdes was honored at The University of Mount Union and received an Honorary Doctorate degree in Humane and letter.