The young Mexican baritone Jorge Espino starts his second season at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein. His first new role is Chaim in Weinberg’s Wir gratulieren. He was invited to join the soloist ensemble after one season at the opera studio. His repertoire in Düsseldorf/ Duisburg includes Yeletzky/ Queen of Spades, Paris/ Roméo et Juliette, Sir Riccardo Forth/ I Puritani, L'horloge comtoise and Le chat/ L'enfant et les sortilèges, Marullo/ Rigoletto, Papageno/ Die Kinderzauberflöte, Perückenmacher/ Ariadne auf Naxos and Yamadori/ Madama Butterfly.
Jorge Espino graduated from the Conservatorio Nacional de Música in his native Mexico City. He continued his studies at the Academy of Vocal Arts and the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. During his studies he built up a considerable repertoire with such roles as Enrico/ Lucia di Lammermoor, Manfredo/ Montemezzi L’amore dei tre re, Albert/ Werther, Conte/ Le nozze di Figaro, Schaunard and Marcello/ La bohème, Lescaut/ Manon, Belcore/ L’elisir d'amore, Yeletzky/ Queen of Spades and the title roles in Eugene Onegin and Don Giovanni.
In 2016, he made his professional debut at the Santa Fe Opera as Sid/ La fanciulla del West and returned there a year after as Prince Afron/ The Golden Cockerel. He became prizewinner at the Belvedere, Meistersinger, Giulio Gari, Licia Albanese, Giargiari Bel Canto, Mario Lanza, Irma Gonzalez and Carlo Morelli competitions and reached the semifinals at the BBC Singer of the World 2019.