Francisco Araiza (tenor)

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José Francisco Araiza Andrade (born 4 October 1950), is a Mexican operatic tenor and lied singer who has sung as soloist in leading concert halls and in leading tenor operatic roles in the major opera houses of Europe and North America during the course of a lengthy career. Born in Mexico City, he studied singing at the Conservatorio Nacional de Música de México and later in Germany, with Mozartian tenor Richard Holm, and lieder interpretation with Erik Werba. He made his operatic debut in 1970 in Mexico City as First Prisoner in Beethoven's Fidelio. Araiza initially came to international prominence singing in Mozart and Rossini operas, but in the 1980s broadened his repertoire to include Italian and French lyric tenor roles and Wagnerian roles such as Lohengrin and Walther von Stolzing. He was made a Kammersänger of the Vienna State Opera in 1988. Now retired from the opera stage, he teaches singing and serves on the juries of several international singing competitions.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1982 Il barbiere di Siviglia: Highlights Rossini; Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Neville Marriner, Thomas Allen, Agnes Baltsa, Francisco Araiza 2
1983 Die Schöpfung Joseph Haydn; Edith Mathis, Francisco Araiza, José van Dam, Wiener Singverein, Wiener Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan 1
1983 Il barbiere di Siviglia Rossini; Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Neville Marriner, Thomas Allen, Agnes Baltsa, Francisco Araiza 1
1992 Messa di Gloria Gioachino Rossini; Antonacci, Manca di Nissa, Araiza, Gambill, Spagnoli, Coro dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Salvatore Accardo 1
1992 Peace on Earth: A Bavarian Christmas James Galway, Michala Petri, Nathalie Stutzmann, Guy Touvron, Francisco Araiza, Enoch zu Guttenberg 1
1997 La Cenerentola Gioachino Rossini; Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner, Agnes Baltsa, Francisco Araiza, Ruggero Raimondi, Simone Alaimo, Carol Malone, Felicity Palmer, John del Carlo 2
2002 Il Barbiere di Siviglia Rossini; Allen, Baltsa, Araiza, Marriner 1
2010 Il Barbiere di Siviglia Gioachino Rossini; Thomas Allen, Agnes Baltsa, Francisco Araiza, Robert Lloyd, Neville Marriner 1
La Wally Alfredo Catalani feat. Alan Titus, Eva Marton, Francisco Araiza, Münchner Rundfunkorchester & Pinchas Steinberg 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1995 La bohème (1995 cast) Giacomo Puccini; Katia Ricciarelli, Francisco Araiza, Paata Burchuladze, Orchestra dell'Arena di Verona, Coro dell’Arena di Verona, Anton Guadagno 1

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Fiesta Mexicana Francisco Araiza 1

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