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Fran Daniel Laucerica
(He/Him) Hailed by Opera News as “a very promising high tenor,” Cuban-American, Fran Daniel Laucerica has been praised for his clarity, agility and musical versatility as a rising star on the operatic and concert stages.
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Fran Daniel Laucerica

Hailed by Opera News as “a very promising high tenor,” Cuban-American, Fran Daniel Laucerica has been praised for his clarity, agility and musical versatility as a rising star on the operatic and concert stages.

This season, Mr. Laucerica joins Pittsburgh Opera as a Resident Artist, where he will be performing the role of Conte Almaviva/Il barbiere di Siviglia in a student matinee performance, as well as Pylade/Iphigénie en Tauride, Miles Zegner/Proving Up, and Gastone/La traviata. Additionally, in the 2023/24 season with Pittsburgh Opera, he will be covering the roles of Steuermann/Der fliegende Holländer, and Alfredo/La traviata, a role that he debuted with Virginia Opera last season. Also this season, Laucerica rejoins Grammy-award winning new music ensemble, The Crossing, in his Philadelphia Orchestra debut singing Vespers of the Blessed Earth by John Luther Adams, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, as well as returning as the Evangelist and Tenor Soloist for Cantata, BWV 8 and Christmas Oratorio, Part V with Madison Bach Musicians.

As included above, Laucerica’s 2022-2023 season as a Virginia Opera Emerging Artist saw him performing as Alfredo/La Traviata as well as Gastone, and covering Frederic/The Pirates of Penzance, and Timothy Laughlin/Fellow Travelers. Later in the season, he joined The Crossing, debuting Hearne’s Farming, and making his New York Philharmonic debut singing the premiere of unEarth by Julie Wolfe. Other performances included his house and role debut with First Coast Opera as Silvio/Le docteur miracle, as a guest soloist at Lawrence University in the Brahms Liebeslieder Waltzes, Op. 52, and his debut with Madison Bach Musicians in a concert of Latin American Baroque Music.

In the 2021/22 season, Laucerica was a young artist with The Glimmerglass Festival, premiering the leading role of Dante/Tenor Overboard, a newly fashioned Rossini pastiche by Ken Ludwig, and covered the tenor roles in both Sankaram’s Taking Up Serpents and the premiere of Geter’s Holy Ground. He was also a Resident Artist with Toledo Opera, where he sang Count Almaviva in a touring production of The Barber of Seville, Ferrando/Cosí fan tutte (Resident Artist Performance) and Gastone in La Traviata. Additionally, Mr. Laucerica joined Seaglass Theater Company to perform scenes from Les pêcheurs de perles and Arrieta’s Marina.

Amidst the shutdown, he joined Wolf Trap Opera for both the 2020 and 2021 seasons as a studio artist where he covered the roles of Adolfo Pirelli/Sweeney Todd, Comte Barigoule/Cendrillon, and Satyavān in Holst’s Sāvitri, and performed scenes from Billy Budd and Fellow Travelers.

Mr. Laucerica's other recent opera credits include Tamino/Die Zauberflöte with Miami Music Festival, Miguelín in the premiere of Omar Najmi's En la ardiente oscuridad with Catalyst New Music Ensemble, 2nd Seigneur in Saint Saëns’ Henry VIII with Odyssey Opera, The Vain Man/The Snake in Rachel Portman’s The Little Prince as well as Don Ottavio/Don Giovanni (cover) with NEMPAC Opera, and Peter Quint/Turn of the Screw (cover), Reverend Samuel Parris/The Crucible, and the title role in Albert Herring with Chicago Summer Opera. Other roles include Ernesto/Don Pasquale, The Magician/The Consul, and Chevalier de la Force/Dialogues des Carmélites (cover) with Boston Conservatory.

On the concert stage, Mr. Laucerica has been the tenor soloist in varied works including Orff’s Carmina Burana with Lexington Symphony, Handel’s Messiah with the Callipygian Players, Hailstork’s I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes with Glencoe Union Church, as well as Mozart’s Coronation Mass, and Puccini’s Messa di Gloria as a guest soloist with the Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra. A passionate advocate for new music, Mr. Laucerica has premiered several works including Samuel Carl Adams’ Light Readings with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra MusicNOW initiative and David Lang’s a house with the Bienen Contemporary Vocal Ensemble.

Mr. Laucerica is a recent Encouragement Award Winner in the Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition, as well as the Third-Prize Winner in the 2023 Handel Aria Competition, and semi-finalist in the SAS Performing Arts, Camerata Bardi and Music International Grand Prix competitions. He graduated from the Boston Conservatory with a Master’s in Opera Performance and a Bachelor’s from Northwestern University.

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