Eduardo Villa is one of the world's most sought-after and versatile tenors with an usually broad repertoire that ranges from Nemorino to Otello in leading opera houses throughout Europe and North America. He is a regular guest of the Metropolitan Opera and has appeared on their stage in the title roles in Don Carlo and Ernani, Radames in Aida, Rodolpho in Luisa Miller, Don Jose in Carmen, Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana, and Enzo in La Gioconda. Notable concert appearances in North America include the Verdi Requiem with the Columbus Symphony and Los Angeles Master Chorale, and opera gala concerts with the Dallas Symphony, Pasadena Symphony, and for Opera Hamilton. A native of California, Mr. Villa is a winner of the 1982 Metropolitan Opera auditions and the Loren L. Zachary Opera Auditions, He began his musical training as a violinist. While studying at Santa Barbara City College he concentrated on musical comedy. He later attended the University of Southern California where he switched to operatic training.