Since returning to Southern California, Mr. Rivas has sung several operatic roles including the title role in Le nozze di Figaro, 2017; Bartolo, Antonio (Le nozze di Figaro,) 2016; Masetto (Don Giovanni), 2015, 2017; Sarastro (cover - Die Zauberflöte), 2015; Escamillo (Carmen), 2016; Yakuside, Bonzo (cover - Madama Butterfly), 2016; Angelotti (Tosca), 2017; Simone (Gianni Schicchi), 2017; King (Aïda) 2017; Alessio (La sonnambula), 2016; Embassador Chapuyus (Anna Bolena), 2017; Dulcamara (L'elisir d'amore), 2013; Dottore Grenvil (La traviata), 2017; Tomsky (cover - Queen of Spades), 2017; and Balthazar (Amahl and the Night Visitors), 2014, 2015.
Recently he was featured soloist with the Coachella Valley Symphony under the direction of the conductor John Mario Di Constanzo. He has also sung with Culver City Symphony and Marina Del Rey Symphony under the baton of maestro Frank Fetta. After a national audition, Mr. Rivas was invited this past summer for the second time to sing in the International vocal program of Narnia Arts Academy in Italy. In addition, this summer Mr. Rivas will be singing with Temecula Symphony with maestro Di Constanzo.
In the past Mr. Rivas has worked with soprano Alejandra Sandoval, baritone Armando Piña Lopez, soprano Georgina Carrillo, and soprano Andrea Delgiudice. At the moment he is studying with tenor and vocal coach Timothy Leon and soprano Renee Sousa. He also has worked with coaches James Demster, Andres Sarre, Rogelio Riojas Nolasco, maestro Enrique Patron de Rueda, and Peter Mark.