Galeano Salas ’16 · tenor


Houston, Texas


B.M. in Vocal Performance, University of Houston; M.M. in Opera Performance, Yale University.


Third Prize, Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation International Vocal Competition, 2016; Top Prize, Gerda Lissner Foundation Inernational Vocal Competition, 2016; First Place, Altamura/ Caruso International Voice Competition, 2015; Third Place, Gerda Lissner Foundation International Vocal Competition, 2015; First Place, Five Towns Music and Arts Foundation, 2015; Grant Winner, Giulio Gari Foundation International Vocal Competition, 2015; Encouragement Award, Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation International Vocal Competition, 2015; Second Place, Violetta DuPont Vocal Competition, 2015; Gold Medal and Audience Choice Award, Young Texas Artists Music Competition, 2015; Encouragement Award, Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, 2014, 2012; Second Prize, Classical Singer Vocal Competition (Young Artist Classical Division), 2014; First Place, Arkadi Foundation Opera Idol Competition, 2013; Finalist, Opera Index Foundation Vocal Competition, 2012; National Semi-Finalist, Classical Singer Competition, 2011.

Other Roles

Borsa, Rigoletto, and Ein Sklave (cover), Salome, Santa Fe Opera; Stage Manager (cover), Our Town; Rodolfo (cover), La bohème; Will Parker (cover), Oklahoma!, all with Central City Opera; Vaudémont, Iolanta; Tebaldo, I Capuleti e i Montecchi; Ferrando, Così fan tutte, all with Yale Opera; Nathanael (cover), Les Contes d’Hoffmann; Pirelli (cover),Sweeney Todd; Leandro, Le donne curiose, all with Wolf Trap Opera Company; Mario Ruoppolo, Il Postino; Raoul de Gardefeu, La Vie Parisienne; Frank Shallard, Elmer Gantry; Don Luigino, Il viaggio a Reims; George Endicott, The Grapes of Wrath; Mercury, Orpheus in the Underworld, all with the University of Houston.

Roles at AVA

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