Isaac Hurtado is a professional singer, stage director, and voice teacher. He is the founder and owner of the Utah Vocal Arts academy as well as assistant professor of voice and director of opera at Utah Valley University.
He has performed in many operatic roles and numerous concerts throughout the United States and Italy.
Many of his vocal students have been accepted at such vocal programs and conservatories as Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, Eastman School of Music, New England Conservatory, Boston Conservatory, San Francisco Conservatory, Peabody Conservatory, Roosevelt Conservatory, Brigham Young University, and Boston University. He is also a master class instructor and vocal competitions adjudicator. In 2011 he was awarded the prestigious National Association of Teachers of Singing internship.
Hurtado has performed such roles as Don José in ‘’Carmen,’’ Rodolfo in ‘’La Bohème’’, Belmonte in ‘’Die Entfürung aus dem Serail’’, Romèo in ‘’Romèo et Juliette’’, Duke in ‘’Rigoletto’’, Edgardo in ‘’Lucia di Lammermoor’’, Tamino in ‘’The Magic Flute’’, Alfredo in ‘’La Traviata’’, Pinkerton in ‘’Madama Butterfly’’, and Werther in ‘’Werther’’. His musical theater roles include Marius in ‘’Les Miserables’’, Chris in ‘’Miss Saigon’’, and Joseph in ‘’Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’’.
He has directed ‘’The Mikado’’ for Brigham Young University, ‘’Amahl and the Night Visitors’’ for Utah Lyric Opera, and ‘’Gianni Schicchi’’, ‘’The Magic Flute’’, ‘’Cosi fan tutte’’, and various opera scene productions for Utah Lyric Opera Summer Workshops, and Interlochen Arts Academy.
Previously, he taught voice and opera studio at Westminster College, opera workshop and voice at Interlochen Arts Academy and summer camps in Michigan. He also taught voice at Florida State University.
He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Brigham Young University, Master of Music from Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and Doctor of Music from Florida State University, each in voice performance. He was trained as a young artist with Central City Opera, Opera North, and Utah Festival Opera.
Hurtado is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.