American bass Raymond Aceto has established an important presence among the world's leading opera companies and symphony orchestras. Throughout his career, his voice has led to him performing with the likes of the San Francisco Opera, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, the Dallas Opera, the Washington National Opera, the Santa Fe Opera, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Houston Grand Opera, Opera Australia, the Metropolitan Opera, Madrid's Teatro Real, the Deutsche Oper Berlin,the Vienna Staatsoper, and Barcelona's Gran Teatre del Liceu. His many opera performances around the globe continue to gather both popular and critical acclaim. Of his performance as Baron Scarpia, The Houston Chronicle hailed, "Raymond Aceto oozes suave villainy as the evil Baron Scarpia, his voice a dark rumble of menace and lust as he plots to destroy Cavaradossi and conquer Tosca...intelligent characterization distinguishes Aceto's Scarpia as more than a cartoon villain. Commanding in voice and presence, implacable in his lust for Tosca, he is nonetheless subtle in his calculations. It's his smiling ease that confirms how dangerous he is."

 ... read full bio