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Keith Gates: Music

Guilherme Rogano

Guilherme Rogano may be heard in this recording on this website:
An American Requiem

Guilherme Rogano Born in São Paulo, Brazil, Guilherme Rogano studied voice at Cal State Fullerton with Jane Paul and Dr. Mark Goodrich. Since receiving his bachelor's degree in (B.M. '95) in vocal performance, Guilherme Rogano has led a very successful career. He continued his education at the University of Michigan, obtaining his Master of Music degree under the tutelage of internationally-acclaimed tenor George Shirley and his Doctor of Musical Arts degree studying with Martha Sheil. Through the University, he performed in many operatic productions, such as Ford in Verdi's Falstaff, Giorgio Germont in Verdi's La Traviata, Sgt. Belcore in Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore, the Emperor in Stravinski's Le Rossignol, the Clock and the Cat in Ravel's L'Enfant et les sortilèges and Count Almaviva in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro. He also worked with Michigan Opera Works, where he sang the roles of Guglielmo in Mozart's Così fan tutte and Prince Tarquinius in Britten's Rape of Lucretia. One highlight of his career was his participation in the Brevard Music Festival in North Carolina, under the baton of David Effron. Another was working to release a CD in 1999, with Rogano as featured soloist in Gottlieb's song cycle Un Encuentro. His musical prowess earned him second place in the Professional Division of the Great Lakes Lyric Opera singing competition. More recently, he has been involved in productions by McNeese State University, performing yearly at the Faculty and Guest Artist Series. In 2003, Rogano was honored to be a part of the premiere of Keith Gates' An American Requiem, a piece commissioned in memory of those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.