According to the national Colombian television program “Vivamos la Opera,” Blas Canedo-González is considered “One of the most promising young talents of his generation.” Blas was the recipient of the Pavel Litsitian Award in the 10th annual Lois Alba Competition and was winner of the young artist national prize, Lunes de Jóvenes Interpretes, awarded by the Colombian Republic Bank.
Blas has performed over thirty roles across the United States, South America and Europe, including the title roles of Figaro in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Don Giovanni and Signor Deluso; and leading roles such as Count de Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro, Guiglemo in Cosi fan Tutte, Belcore in The Elixir of Love, Germont in La Traviata, Rambaldo in La Rondide, Escamillo in Carmen, Albert in Werther, Lescaut inMassenet’s Manon, Beaupertuis in Il Cappello di Paglia di Fiorenze, Vronski in Carson’s Anna Karenina, and Vidal in Luisa Fernanda.
Blas has been described as a “persuasive singing actor, projecting a strong, secure,bright instrument,” and capable of “memorable connection with the audience.” As a concert soloist, Blas performed Carmina Burana with the Victoria Symphony in Texas and to celebrate the 100 anniversary of the Conservatory of Tolima, with the Sinfónica Nacional de Colombia. Blas was the soloist in Anton Dvorak’s Te Deum with the Caldas Symphony of Manizalez, Colombia to commemorate the city’s 150th anniversary. Blas performed Faure’s Requiem with the Corpas Symphony of Bogotá, Colombia honoring the life and work of esteemed choir director Amalia de Samper.
Blas recently performed Dr. Rappaccini in Daniel Catan’s Rappaccini’s Daughter for theAlamo City Opera in San Antonio, TX, Marcello in la Boheme for Opera in the Heights in Houston, TX, Count di Luna in Il Trovatore for Opera Verismo in San Francisco, CA, and was the baritone soloist for the Lunada Concert as well as nine summer concerts with the Houston Symphony.
Blas obtained his Graduate Artist Certificate in Music Performance from the Universityof North Texas and a Master’s of Music in degree in Music Performance from Texas Christian University.
Blas currently lives in Houston.