Known for his expressive voice of “liquid gold and the stage presence of a lion” (DC Theatre Scene). Peruvian native Jose Sacín is considered one of the leading South America baritones of our time. He has performed and collaborated with the leading figures of the opera and music world today including; a nationally televised performance for Pope Benedict XVI alongside Placido Domingo at Nationals Stadium in Washington, DC; with Gregory Buchalter of the Metropolitan Opera; the Chilean soprano Veronica Villaroel; American soprano Alessandra Marc, Enrique Ricci and Will Crutchfield. He performed the world premiere of selected passages from the newly discovered version of Verdi's, La Forza del Destino with Philip Gossett at the Caramoor International Festival.
He has portrayed the roles of Tonio and Silvio in I Pagliacci; the title roles of Rigoletto and Don Giovanni; Alfio in Cavalleria Rusticana; Valentin in Faust; Danilo in the Merry Widow; Belcore in L'elisir d'amore; the Father in Hansel and Gretel; the Count in Le Nozze di Figaro; Sharpless in Madama Butterfly, Angelotti in Tosca; Nerone in L'incoronazione di Poppea.
He has worked with the Washington National Opera, Opera de Lima, Opera Delaware, IVAI Festival in Tel Aviv, Baltimore Opera, Opera Camerata of Washington, Caramoor Opera Festival, Opera North, Bechstein Concert Series, Choral Arts Society of Washington, Wagner Society of Washington DC, Maryland Opera Society, among others.
Sacín has extensive appearances in Spanish Zarzuela. He has performed the role of Don Juan in El Barberillo de Lavapies, with the Opera de Lima; Juan in Los Gavilanes, with Zarzuela Di Si; Vidal Hernando in Luisa Fernanda; Juan de Eguia in La Tabernera del Puerto; Lamparilla in El Barberillo de Lavapies; and Querubini in El Duo de La Africana.
Sacín’s recording of Ariel Ramirez's Misa Criolla and Navidad Nuestra with the Choral Arts Society of Washington DC for Naxos was awarded a WAMMY for best classical recording of 2007. He has appeared as a recitalist in Russia, Japan, Costa Rica, Honduras, Venezuela, Bolivia, his native Peru and extensively throughout the United States. He regularly collaborates with the Alturas Duo, performing innovative arrangements of Spanish, Latin American and contemporary music for guitar and viola and charango.