Yongco

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Resty Yongco is a lyric tenor is originally from Manila, Philippines, now based in New York City. Mr. Yongco made his musical studies at the University of the Philippines and the University of Anchorage, Alaska, where he studied under the tutelage of Ms. Nancy Caudill. In Manila he has been seen as Jean Valjean and Marius in “Les Miserables.” He was a member of the former Quintet Vocal ensemble DeNovo. In 2010, Mr. Yongco migrated to Anchorage, Alaska. There, he has been the tenor soloist for Handel's Messiah with the Anchorage Community Chorus and Orchestra, Kodiak Arts Council in Kodiak, Alaska. In addition, he is a two time winner of the National Association of Teacher's of Singing Competition (Alaska Chapter, 2012 and 2013). He has been an active member of the Anchorage Opera with whom he has performed the roles of Casey in Ricky Ian Gordon's "The Grapes of Wrath", Verdi's “Macbeth,” Puccini's “Tosca,” the world premiere of Victoria Bond's "Mrs. President", Gilbert and Sullivan's “The Pirates of Penzance.” For the opening of the 2013 Anchorage Opera season he played the role of Normanno in Donizetti's “Lucia di Lammermoor.” Mr. Yongco made his New York debut playing multiple roles and understudying the role of Ibarra at the historical New York premier of Felipe De Leon's Filipino opera  "Noli Me Tangere".