Mario Chang

Mario Chang

Christian Monterroso

Celebrated as “a born bel canto tenor” by the New York Times, Guatemalan tenor Mario Chang’s 2021-2022 season includes his house debut with Palm Beach Opera and an appearance on the Bolshoi Theater’s 2022 gala. Upcoming orchestral engagements include those at the Washington National Cathedral, as well as with the San Francisco and San Diego Symphonies. The 2020-2021 season saw Chang make debuts with Opéra Orchestre National Montpellier, the Norwegian National Opera, and Arizona Opera. Chang’s operatic career highlights have included performances at the Metropolitan Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Washington National Opera, Atlanta Opera, Oper Frankfurt, and North Carolina Opera, and highlights of his orchestral appearances have included those with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Guatemala, Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne, and St. Petersburg State Capella Symphony Orchestra.

Chang made his Carnegie Hall debut in a concert with the Musical Olympus Foundation and has since returned in a recital appearance. Chang’s honors and awards have included First Prize, Zarzuela Prize, and Audience Favorite at the 2014 Operalia Competition and Top Prize in the 2014 Gerda Lissner Foundation Competition. In addition, Chang is founder and director of Querido Arte Opera de Guatemala, for which he received the Medalla del Quetza and Cambio de la Rosa de la Paz from the Guatemalan Ministry of Culture and Sports. Chang was a member of the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program at the Metropolitan Opera and holds an Advanced Diploma in Opera Studies from the Juilliard School.