A native of Sonora, Mexico, tenor MSG Pablo Talamante made his operatic début with Kentucky Opera's production of Salomé as the Third Jew. Since then he has sung many roles on a variety of stages in concert and on the opera stage throughout the United States and Mexico. He is in high demand for his performances of Ariel Ramírez's Misa Criolla, and has received the Washington Area Music Award (Wammy) for the best folk recording 2006 for performances with The Choral Arts Society of Washington under the Direction of Dr. Joseph Holt. Talamante currently serves in The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own” as a member of The U.S. Army Chorus. The ensemble performs for many dignitaries and high ranking officials including the President of the United States. His musical education comes from the University of Louisville and The Catholic University of America, and he studied acting at the National Institute of Fine Arts in Mexico City where he performed leading roles on many of Mexico’s principal stages. He has also appeared in Mexican soap-operas and on television commercials. He currently studies voice with renowned Korean baritone Dr. In Dal Choi.