Carlos Enrique Santelli, a native of Orlando, Florida, holds degrees from the University of Michigan and the Oberlin Conservatory of Music where he studied with Freda Herseth, Salvatore Champagne and Howard Lubin. He has performed numerous lead roles with the University of Michigan and Oberlin Conservatory of Music Opera Theaters.
He has also been seen on the opera stage as a Gerdine Young Artist with the Opera Theatre of St. Louis in 2013 where he covered the role of Frederic in The Pirates of Penzance. He has most recently been seen singing the role of Ferrando in Mozart’s Così fan tutte with the University of Michigan Opera Theater and as Gonzalve in Ravel’s L’Heure Espagnole.
This coming summer, he will be engaged as a member of the Apprentice Singer Program with The Santa Fe Opera where he will cover the role of a Diener in Capriccio, Benvolio in Roméo et Juliette, and Harry in La fanciulla del West. Mr. Santelli has appeared as a soloist with the Binghamton Philharmonic and Binghamton Downtown Singers performing Dvorak’s Requiem and Handel’s Messiah. At the University of Michigan he has been engaged as the tenor soloist for Mozart’s Requiem, Verdi’s Requiem and has sung as the soloist for Mozart’s Coronation Mass and Handel’s Messiah close by with the Rochester Symphony Orchestra and the Community Chorus of Detroit. In 2015 he presented a recital to benefit the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music.