(Santa Ana, California)
2015–16 Season: Papageno in The Magic Flute and Ambrogio in Il Barbiere di Siviglia
Mexican-American baritone Efraín Solís is a second-year San Francisco Opera Adler Fellow who made his Company debut in 2014 as Prince Yamadori (Madama Butterfly) and appeared as Christian (Un Ballo in Maschera), Dandini (La Cenerentola), and Sciarrone (Tosca) in the 2014–15 season. In the spring of 2013, he joined Opera Santa Barbara as a member of their Studio Artist Program, where he sang the role of Il Notario and covered Dr. Malatesta in Don Pasquale. As a participant of the 2013 Merola Opera Program, he sang Junius in The Rape of Lucretia and covered Count Almaviva in The Marriage of Figaro. Chosen as a finalist for the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and the 2013 Houston Grand Opera's Eleanor McCollum Competition, Solís holds degrees from Chapman University and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he performed the title role of Don Giovanni, Guglielmo in Così fan tutte, and the title role of Gianni Schicchi.