Edgardo Rocha was born in Uruguay where he was studying piano and choral conducting at the School of Orchestral Music at the University of the Republic. He began his voice studies with Beatrice Pazos and Raquel Pierotti and moved to Italy in 2008 to study at the prestigious tenor Salvatore Fisichella. Here he also attended master classes of Rossini tenor Rockwell Blake and baritone Alessandro Corbelli.
Mr. Rocha is the winner of several singing competitions including the 51th Competition of Young Musicians of the Uruguay, Maria Callas International Singing Competition in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Julius Blacks Competition in Siena, Italy, and the First Stage Competition in Cesena, Italy, where he debuted the role of Almaviva in The Barber of Seville.
In concert repertoire he has been singing Mozart's Vesperae Solennes de Confessore, Weihnachts-Oratorium, Oster Oratorio, Magnificat and Cantatas BWV 10, 147 and 182 by J. S. Bach, which he performed together with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Montevideo and the SODRA in Uruguay. He sang ‘The ways of Zion do mourn’ with Händel's Baroque Orchestra of Pisa and Charpentier's ‘Te Deum’ at the Teatro Comunale in Florence with the Camerata of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. Also he sang Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle together with Rami Music Ensemble of Florence.
In 2010 he made his debut as Gianni di Parigi by Donizetti at the 36th Festival of the Valle d'Itria in Martina, Franca, a role written for the great tenor Giovanni Battista Rubini. Due to success in this role, he began his career in Italian opera houses and abroad. He sang Don Ramiro in La Cenerentola at the Lyric Theatre of Cagliari and the Opera Circuit Lombardo, Don Pasquale at the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Così fan tutte at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples, L’italiana in Algeri in Savona as Gianni di Parigi at the Wexford Festival Opera.
He has collaborated with the conductors James Sagripanti, Hubert Soudant, Riccardo Frizza, Alan Curtis, Jonathan Webb, Aldo Sisillo and Zsolt Hamar among others.
His future engagements Il barbiere di Siviglia at the Lyric Circuit Lombard and Così fan Tutte at the Teatro Regio in Turin, directed by Ettore Scola.