CARMELO ROSADO III is a lirico-spinto tenor with over a 3 octave range. Carmelo has exhibited a passion for opera most of his life. His mother recalls a time he stunned a waitress at the age of five when he suddenly burst into an aria. At age nineteen Carmelo’s grandfather, Carmelo Rosado Sr. (a composer himself), overheard him singing along with an Andrea Bocelli CD. He immediately became excited and ever since has fervently urged him to pursue a career in classical music. Carmelo views his grandfather as an inspiration in his classical music endeavors. Past roles include: Arturo (understudy) in “Lucia di Lamermoor” Verismo Opera; Raoul St. Brioche and Count Danilo Danilovitsch (understudy) in “The Merry Widow”, The Minstrel in “Cyrano de Bergerac” Lyric Theatre of San Jose; Boris the Russian Tenor in “Fiddler on the Roof”, The Apostle John & Jesus of Nazareth (understudy) in ”Jesus Christ Superstar” West Valley Light Opera; B.F. Pinkerton in "Madama Butterfly" Royal English Opera. Carmelo is having a very busy year musically speaking, and 2015 is quickly looking to be the same. He couldn’t be happier.