Venezuelan baritone, Camilo Lopez, is the Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Voxalis Opera.
At his young age, Camilo has proven to be an exciting rising operatic baritone with a multi-faceted emerging career as a performer, producer, and director. In 2023, Camilo made his soloist debut at the Queensland Art Song Festival and The Sunshine Coast Chamber Music Festival and joined the Opera Australia, and Opera Queensland’s ensemble for the first Ring Cycle by R. Wagner to be performed in Brisbane.
As Artistic Director and co-founder of Voxalis Opera, Camilo has steadily helped diversify Brisbane’s operatic scene with innovative, accessible and inclusive performances for both audiences, and Queensland artists. After two successful seasons and over 14 events, Voxalis Opera is now considered a vital organisation in Brisbane’s operatic scene. 2024 sees Camilo at the head of several projects, including their first production of Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel.
Camilo made his professional debut in 2015-2016 as an ensemble member for the Teatro Teresa Carreño in Caracas, Venezuela. Since then, he has performed in several operas as a soloist and ensemble member. Equally at home on the concert platform, he has performed numerous art song recitals and has collaborated with ensembles such as the Brisbane Concert Orchestra, The Amadeus Orchestra, and the Brisbane Baroque Players.
Camilo make his directorial debut in Voxalis Opera’s A Celebration of Opera (2022) which received a four-star review by Arts Hub (Suzannah Conway). In 2023, he directed the premiere of A Woman’s Love and Life, and was the assistant director for Lois Redman in The Two Queens and Val Machin Opera Scenes: Orpheus at Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University.
Camilo has been calling Brisbane home since 2018. Here he has completed a Bachelor of Music and a Master of Music Studies in Opera Performance (with Distinction) at the Queensland Conservatorium. Here, Camilo received multiple academic awards including the Griffith Award for Academic Excellence from 2018 to 2021, and the Griffith Remarkable Scholarship for postgraduate studies.