Rodolfo Nieto is excited to return to Lakes Area Music Festival since performing the role of Alidoro in their 2013 production of La cenerentola. He has been featured frequently with Minnesota Opera in various roles including Horatio in Hamlet, Johann in Werther, Scottish Soldier #1 in the world premier of Silent Night, Joseph in Wuthering Heights, and Colline in La bohème. Other roles include Basilio in Il barbiere di Siviglia with Lyric Opera of the North, Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro with dell’Arte Opera Ensemble, Guglielmo in Così fan tutte with Green Mountain Opera Festival, and Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte with Cedar Rapids Opera Theater. In the concert setting, Rodolfo performed the role of Colline again with Minnesota Opera’s outdoor production of La bohème, the soloist in The Messiah at Avery Fisher Hall with Manhattan Concert Productions, Valton in I Puritani with Minnesota Concert Opera, and Escamillo in Carmen with Mankato Symphony.
In Musical Theater, Rodolfo is known worldwide for premiering the role of Gravitas in the musical Paradise Lost: Shadows and Wings by composer Eric Whitacre. Other performances include Fred Graham/Petruchio in a concert version of Kiss Me, Kate, and a concert of Rodgers and Hart classics, both with Mankato Symphony.