Ricardo (“Ric”) Campero received his Bachelor of Music degree in music education from the University of the Pacific, Conservatory of Music. He is a past winner in the Regional Metropolitan Opera competition and has studied with world-renowned opera artist and director of the California Opera Association, Edna Garabedian. Known for his effortless lyrical voice, he has appeared in recital for the Sonora Bach Festival, on the St. James Recital Series in Sonora, and as a featured soloist for the Stockton Opera Gala, the Ripon Oratorio Society, the Stockton Chorale, and Townsend Opera Players. He has performed with the San Francisco Festival Chorus under the direction of Ian Robertson, and he sang with the California Choral Company led by William Dehning, with whom he toured four times in Europe. He has also performed at Carnegie Hall and the Vatican. Mr. Campero appeared with Townsend Opera Players in Secret Garden (Fakir), Die Fledermaus (Alfred), Amahl and the Night Visitors (King Caspar), Pagliacci (Beppe-cover), and La boheme (Parpignol).
Mr. Campero is a music educator with the Ceres Unified School District. He also directs the Central United Methodist Church Chancel Choir and the Stockton Singers. He will appearing in Stockton Opera’s production of Hansel and Gretel in January of 2018.