Isaac Hurtado has drawn critical acclaim for performances of over 30 leading tenor roles across the United States. Since making his leading role debut in 2004 with Festival Opera (CA) in the title role of Roméo et Juliette, his portrayals of Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, Rodolfo in La Bohème, Don José in Carmen, Alfredo in La Traviata, Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor, Il Duca di Mantova in Rigoletto among others, have been noted for “money notes worth every penny” and “wonderful acting.” He has appeared with companies including Utah Opera, Opera North, Piedmont Opera, Pine Mountain Music Festival (MI),Opera San Jose (CA), Phoenix Opera, The Cleveland Opera, Utah Festival Opera, Central City Opera, the Bay Area’s Midsummer Mozart Festival, Utah Lyric Opera, and Sun Valley Opera.
Since 2017, his current and former students include 2 national winners, 4 national semifinalists/regional winners, and 5 district winners in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. His students have performed with Metropolitan Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, Central City Opera, Des Moines Opera, Ohio Light Opera, Utah Opera, and many others. They have been admitted into nearly every major vocal program in the country including The Juilliard School, Curtis Institute, Manhattan School of Music, Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Eastman School of Music, New England Conservatory, Boston Conservatory, San Francisco Conservatory, Peabody Conservatory, Brigham Young University, Roosevelt Conservatory, Boston University, The Cleveland Institute and many more.
Mr. Hurtado holds the Assistant Professor of Voice/Director of Opera position at Utah Valley University. He also serves on the voice faculty of the Mediterranean Opera Studio, and is the Executive director of the UVAA Summer Opera Festival.