Bass-Baritone, Artega Wright has been lauded as “authoritative and dramatic” (Arkansas Times) “Showing off a beautiful deep voice and a smile all the more charming” (Lubbock Avalanche) are just some of the words to describe this exciting Young Artist. A Mid-West based singing-actor Artega has sung with Chicago’s most notable ensembles and storefront opera companies. He is a regular member with Chicago Opera Theatre, in 2020 he premiered and debuted as a Freedom Rider in Dan Shore’s opera Freedom Ride with the company. In 2022 he will debut and premiere the role of Lt. Cpt. Archibald Campbell in Errollyn Wallen’s opera Quamino’s Map with Chicago Opera Theater. Regularly active in Chicago and Columbus, Wright has sung with Opera Columbus, the Adrian Dunn Singers, and the ensemble for Kathleen Battle’s Underground Railroad concert. Not letting the COVID-19 Pandemic get in his way he continued to hone his craft by partaking in virtual opera performances and role studies with Midwestern Institute of Opera (MIOpera) roles include Don Pasquale in Don Pasquale, Count Monterone in Rigoletto, and Figaro in Le Nozze di Figaro. Artega holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Vocal Performance from the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University.