Luis González

Baritone

Luis enjoys parallel careers as a conductor and baritone soloist in a variety of opera, musical theatre and concert repertoire and has performed throughout the United States with companies such as Opera Tampa, Opera San José, St. Petersburg Opera, Crested Butte Music Festival, The Florida Orchestra, Choral Artists of Sarasota and The Metropolitan Opera Guild. A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, González earned his Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance at San
José State University under the tutelage of Dr. David Rohrbaugh (voice), conductor Michel Singher (opera),
soprano Erie Mills (lyric diction), tenor Joseph Frank (vocal repertoire), Dr. Elena Sharkova (choral music) and
Sharon Brook (piano). He earned his Master of Music in Vocal Performance at the University of Nevada, Las
Vegas, where he completed graduate studies with Dr. Alfonse Anderson (voice), soprano Christine Seitz
(opera) and Dr. Carol Kimball (art song repertoire). Additional teachers and mentors include soprano Stella
Zambalis, Metropolitan Opera Assistant Conductor Caren Levine and conductor David Štech. He is an
alumnus of several opera young artist programs, including those of St. Petersburg Opera, Crested Butte Music
Festival, AIMS in Graz Festival and legendary baritone Sherrill Milnesʼ VOICExperience.
González currently maintains a private vocal studio in St. Petersburg, Florida, where he prepares singers of all
ages for upcoming auditions, performances and professional engagements. He is honored to work with the
next generation of artists and has taught singers, dancers, actors and choral ensembles at various educational
institutions, including Shorecrest Preparatory School, Manatee School for the Arts, State College of Florida and
the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.