José Heredia


Dominican tenor José Heredia has been called "A Golden-Age style tenor...that impressed immediately with his vibrant instrument and forward placement of tone" ( He received a BM in vocal performance from Nyack College, where he studied with Metropolitan Opera tenor Dr. Dana Talley, and later attended The Manhattan School of Music, where he studied with Migon Dunn.

Mr. Heredia made his Operatic debut with the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera in their Production of Puccini’s La Bohème in October of 2014, and later returned to the company to step in as “Don José” in Bizet’s Carmen in April of 2015.  He has also performed with West side Opera Society in their productions of Rigoletto, La Traviata, and Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera, and will return to the company to sing the role of "Cavaradossi" in their May production of Tosca. His most recent performance was as “Nemorino” in Amore Opera’s production of Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore.


Equally, as comfortable on the operatic stage as he is on the concert stage, Mr. Heredia has performed in numerous concert tours throughout the US, Puerto Rico, Italy, and South Korea, where he sang over 34 successful concerts (some aired on NBC Korea) and was well received by audiences. He made his oratorio debut in 2012 singing Handel's Messiah, at the cadet chapel in West Point, New York and has performed at the David Geffen Hall (formerly Avery Fisher Hall) with Nyack College School of Music, Merkin Hall with the Schiller Institute, and Carnegie's Zankel Hall in NYC.  At Zankel Hall, Mr. Heredia performed alongside the Scorchio Quartet and pianist Julián de la Chica, in Four short Stories at the standard Hotel Op.6, a Spanish song cycle for voice, piano and string quartet composed by Julián De La Chica.

Mr.  Heredia was called an "Upcoming Star" by New Jersey Newspaper Reporte Hispano, and a "Leading Tenor" by the Ridgewood news. He is a resident artist and soloist with the Brooklyn Philharmonia Chorus and is a 1st Prize winner in New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera's 2014 International Vocal Competition, and an encouragement award winner of the 2015 Giulio Gari International Vocal Competition.  

Mr. Heredia is currently under the tutelage of Tamie Laurance and Dr. Dana Talley, PhD.