Bishop McNamara High School hosted renowned Spanish opera singer Israel Lozano on May 2, 2019 where he spoke to students from Mr. Luis Duclos’ Spanish Exchange Program and sang for Mr. Anthony Conto’s award winning string orchestra. Mr. Lozano passionately encouraged our students to pursue their musical talents for the sheer joy of spreading this “universal” language that brings people together instead of separating human beings apart.
Tenor Israel Lozano, from Madrid, Spain, started his studies with soprano Emelina Lopez and tenor Alfredo Kraus. Studying at the Superior School of Music and Queen's Superior School of Music in Spain, Mr. Lozano made his operatic debut at the age of 22 as Il Conte di Almaviva in Il Barbiere di Sivigliaby Rossini, and at the National Symphony Auditorium of Madrid. He holds a G.P.D in Opera from Peabody Conservatory of John Hopkins University with tenor Dr. Stanley Cornett.
In 2002/04 he completed the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program and prepared, covered and sung roles at the Washington National Opera under the artistic direction of Plácido Domingo. Mr. Lozano’s repertoire includes Tenor's Lyric roles in La Traviata, Manon of Massenet, Elisir d’Amore, The Magic Flute, Lucia di Lammermoor, Die Fledermaus, Don Giovanni, La Bohème, and Rigoletto.
Among his many worldwide performances include Paco in the Spanish opera La vida breve with Opera Carolina, Sarasota Opera, Teatro Real of Madrid, Washington National Opera, Teatro Liceu of Barcelona and a Concert Gala with the Baritone Joan Pons. Other engagements included his debut as Rodolfo in La Bohème with Los Angeles Opera and Palm Beach Opera and concert tours in Spain and Mexico, the National Symphony Auditorium of Madrid, “Duca di Mantova” in “Rigoletto” and “Edgardo” en “Lucia di Lammermoor” and the debut at the “Theater au der Wien” (Vienna). He has performed twice for Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI and continues to sing internationally.
Bishop McNamara was grateful that Mr. Lozano chose to speak and sing for our students and we look forward to him continuing to help us further our vision to empower leaders, inspired by the Gospel, who transform the world.
Enjoy two videos of Mr. Lozano with our students, faculty and administration: