The Mexican baritone has sung over 50 different operatic parts in more than 70 productions in opera houses in Europe. He made a name for himself with the most important roles of the lyric baritone Fach covering most Mozart, Rossini and Donizetti roles, as well as many French ones.
During the course of almost 20 years on stage, Gerardo has moved into a more dramatic repertoire with Kavalier and Heldenbaritone roles like Faninal in Der Rosenkavalier, Wolfram in Tannhäuser, Posa in Don Carlo, Giorgio Germont in La traviata, Conte di Luna in Il trovatore, Doge in I due Foscari and Escamillo in Bizet’s Carmen.
In 2005, he made his debut at Ópera de Bellas Artes in Mexico City as Mercutio in Gounods Roméo et Juliette alongside Rolando Villazón and Anna Netrebko. In 2009 he starred as Schaunard in La Bohème im Hochhaus, a coproduction of ARTE TV and Swiss Television SF1 (available on DVD). In 2019 he sang the solos in Carmina Burana at Auditorio Nacional in Mexico City for an audience of 20,000 people.
What critics said...
"Outstanding (…) Gerardo Garciacano with his impressive melodius baritone sang also the rarely performed Guglielmo aria Rivolgete a lui lo sguardo”.
“A grandiose role [Doge, I due Foscari] for a capable baritone […] Gerardo Garciacano […] plays with the closeness to the audience, skillfully varying his vocal abilities, using colors, surprising accents and also sometimes very tender and soft tones to bring his character to life with the great emotional range that Verdi intended for it.
"Gerardo Garciacano [...] possesses enough erotic radiance and seems enormously agile and showy in voice and acting, letting Giovanni's brutal traits become clear."
"Gerardo Garciacano räumt mit seinem rhetorisch und stimmlich souveränen Wolfram-Bariton ab."
Wagner hätte an Gerardo Garciacanos Wolfram die pure Freude gehabt, denn mit traumhaften Höhen zelebriert er ein Musterbeispiel an italienischer Gesangstechnik.
Nobel auch Gerardo Garciacano als Marquis Posa: ein ebenmässiger, in allen Lagen ausgeglichener und balsamischer Bariton.