Metropolitan Opera Tenor Raúl Melo is a celebrated performer in the US, Europe and Asia. He has performed the principal tenor roles with Berlin's Deutsche Oper and State Opera, Hamburg State Opera, Stuttgart's State Opera, Zurich State Opera, Düsseldorf's Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Frankfurt Opera, and Dresden State Opera to name a few. In the United States with The Metropolitan Opera, Washington Opera, Dallas Opera, New York City Opera, Seattle Opera, Cleveland Opera, Palm Beach Opera, and Connecticut Opera among others. Mr. Melo won the prize of "Best Lyric Tenor" in the 1992 Alfredo Kraus Competition. Mr. Melo’s 2009-10 season includes covers at the Met of Le Damnation du Faust, Hamlet and La Traviata while singing Rigoletto for Fresno Opera, concerts for El Paso Opera and the tenor lead in Wolf-Ferrari’s The Jewels of the Madonna with Teatro Gratticielo at Lincoln Center. He began his 2008-09 season singing Manrico in Il Trovatore with El Paso Opera before returning to the Met to sing Madama Butterfly and cover Rigoletto, La Rondine and Le Damnation de Faust. He also continued his relationship with New York City Opera, singing their New York parks concerts and also their concert performance of Massenet’s rarely performed La Navaraisse. Last season he returned to City Opera to sing Tosca in addition to being at the Met for Romeo, Pinkerton and Rodolfo. He made his Spoleto Festival USA debut as the Navigator in Anthony Davis’ Amistad in addition to being the tenor soloist in the Beethoven Ninth. He also sang the Verdi Requiem at the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires.