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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             

  • 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                  

  • 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                     



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