baritone Ricardo Sepúlveda
Credits: Michael Rausch

Baritone Ricardo Sepúlveda has performed with the Puerto Rico Opera Theatre, New Jersey Opera, Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra and other companies in the United States and in his native Puerto Rico. Most recently, he was heard in Brahms' Ein Deutsches Requiem, and as Zuniga in Carmen with Muddy River Opera Company. Other credits include Bottom in Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream, Polyphemus in Händel's Acis and Galatea, Papageno in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Marcello in Puccini’s La bohème, Émile de Becque in South Pacific, and roles in plays by García Lorca and Myrna Casas.


Mr. Sepúlveda holds degrees from the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico, and from the University of Illinois, where he is a candidate for the doctorate in musical arts with a cognate area in the science of the singing voice. Additionally, he is a graduate from the Summer Vocology Institute at the National Center for Voice and Speech at the University of Utah, and completed Level One of Somatic Voicework™ The LoVetri Method at the Chicago Institute for Voice Care. Ricardo is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, the National Opera Association, The Somatic Voicework™ Teachers Association, The Voice Foundation, and the Pan-American Vocology Association.


He served in the faculty of Millikin University for the last seven years. Last fall 2017, he joined the community of Western Illinois University, as an Assistant Professor of Voice and Director of Western Illinois Opera.