American baritone Paul La Rosa continues to gain recognition for his dynamic instrument and charismatic stage presence. He has been recently described as having “a wonderful touch for physical comedy, a strong and beautiful voice, and the dancing skills that one typically encounters in Broadway.” This season sees him making his role and company debut as Lionel in The Maid of Orleans with Opera Company of Middlebury and singing the Wolf /Cinderella’s Prince in Into the Woods with Annapolis Opera. Other recent credits include Aeneas in Dido and Aeneas with Angel’s Share, Pablo Picasso in the world premiere of The Weeping Woman with Opera Collective/Mass MoCA, Cascada in The Merry Widow and Jud Fry in Oklahoma! with the Lyric Opera of Chicago, First Mate in Billy Budd with Los Angeles Opera, Falke in Die Fledermaus with Lyric Opera of Kansas City, and his role debut of Germont in La Traviata with Gulfshore Opera where he also sang Malatesta in Don Pasquale. Mr. La Rosa also recently created the role of Enrique in the world premiere production of Martinez’s El pasado nunco se termino with both San Diego Opera and Houston Grand Opera.