Artega Wright is a rising star in the opera world, known for his powerful, deep voice and captivating stage presence. Originally from Dallas, Texas, Wright earned his Bachelor's degree in Vocal Performance from Wayland Baptist University before going on to earn his Master's degree in Vocal Performance from the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University.
Since completing his formal education, Wright has established himself as a sought-after performer in the opera world. He has performed with numerous opera companies and orchestras, including Lyric Opera of Chicago, Chicago Opera Theatre, Dayton Opera, Opera Columbus, and On Site Opera just to name a few. His performances have been praised for their authority and drama, as well as for showcasing his beautiful voice and charming smile.
Notably, Wright covered the role of Sam in Lyric Opera of Chicago's world premiere of The Factotum and made his Dayton Opera debut as Balthazar in Menotti's Amahl and the Night Visitors. He has also performed in productions of Rossini's La Cenerentola, Wagner's Das Rheingold, and Leslie Burrs' Vanqui, among others.
In the summer of 2022, Wright served as an Apprentice Artist at Des Moines Metro Opera, where he stepped in on short notice as the lead role in Porgy and Bess to great acclaim, demonstrating his professionalism and talent.
With his education, talent, and dedication to his craft, Artega Wright is prepared to continue making significant contributions to the world of opera for years to come.
Southern Methodist University - Dallas, TX 2017
Master of Music in Vocal Performance
3.7 GPA Personal Assistant to the Head of the Voice Department
Wayland Baptist University - Plainview, TX 2014
Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance
3.4 GPA Rewarded the Music
Achievement and Overall Concerto Competition Winner.
Dayton Performing Arts Alliance, Artist in Residence Spring 2023
Des Moines Metro Opera, Apprentice Artist Summer 2022
Lakes Area Music Festival, Vocal Fellowship Summer 2020
Midwest Institute of Opera, Emerging Artist Summer 2019