Ricardo has just returned from a studio artist residency with Wolf Trap Opera this summer where he sang Rodolfo and Bacchus in the 10th Anniversary Studio Spotlight as well as covered and sang Giocondo in La Pietra del Paragone.
Engagements in 2017 include concert appearances with the SongFest Winter Intensive in Carmel, Marilyn Horne’s The Song Continues at Carnegie Hall, and a role debut as Fenton in Verdi’s Falstaff with Opera on the James. He also appeared as the tenor soloist in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Eureka Symphony.
Roles debuted in 2016 include Jenik at Music Academy of the West’s The Bartered Bride, and Peter Quint at San Francisco Conservatory’s production of Britten’s Turn of the Screw.
Ricardo was also invited by composer Joseph Julian Gonzales to sing the Aztec Oratorio Misa Azteca in Oregon and appeared in a Distinguished Alumni Recital Concert for Songfest a program of Spanish, Italian and English songs.
In 2015 he appeared at Songfest in Los Angeles where he coached with Martin Katz, John Aler, Susanne Mentzer and Dawn Upshaw. Ricardo was also invited back to participate in the Distinguished Alumni Recital at Songfest in Los Angeles at Colburn School of Music where he performed Turina's "Poema en forma de canciones".
In 2014 Ricardo placed in the Brava! Opera Theater Vocal Competition, received an award at the San Francisco District Met National and won the Adrian Boyer vocal Competition at the Bayview Music Festival where he debuted the role of Fernando in Cosi Fan Tutte.
Ricardo received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Pacific. He is currently continuing his education at the San Francisco conservatory of Music where he is a student of Cesar Ulloa.
In the 2017/2018 season Ricardo will debut roles in Male Chorus in Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia, Younger Thompson in Tom Cipullo’s Glory Denied, Bastianello the younger/Lambent in Musto’s Bastianello, and Lorenzo in Bolcom’s Lucrezia. He will also be returning to Wolf Trap to cover Romeo in Gounod's Romeo et Juilette and will be a soloist in the Pops Extravaganza: Bernstein 100 concert, with the National Orchestral Institute in partnership with Wolf Trap Opera.
Ricardo recently competed in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions where he was a awarded the Encourgement award in the San Francisco District.