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Jesús Daniel Hernández


Jesús Daniel Hernández was born and raised in Juarez, Mexico, he moved to the United States as a teenager. In 2003 he choose to enlist in the US Army, and soon after, volunteered to serve in a Chemical Unit being deployed to Iraq.

In 2007, a chance encounter with Plácido Domingo in San Antonio, TX changed his life. After a concert given by Domingo, Jesús asked if he could sing for the great tenor to see what the Maestro thought of his voice. Upon hearing the young soldier sing, Domingo invited the tenor to join the prestigious Plácido Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program with the Washington National Opera. After an honorable discharge in 2008, Jesús moved to Washington DC to pursue his boyhood dream of being a professional singer.

While a participant in the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program, Jesús performed with the Washington National Opera in the productions of: Lucrezia Borgia, La traviata, Falstaff, Le nozze di Figaro, Hamlet, Rigoletto, La bohème, La vedova allegra, A hand of Bride by Barber, Pulcinella by Stravinsky, Andrea Chénier, and the zarzuela El duo de la Africana.

Among the main roles he debuted are: Cavaradossi in Tosca (2017), Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana (2015), Alfredo in Traviata (2014), Andrea Chénier (2014) , Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly (2014), Rodolfo in Bohème (2013), Duca di Mantova in Rigoletto(2011).

Jesús also took part to several concerts conducted by Domingo and has sung with him in Washington during the concert “From My Latin Soul”.