Edgardo Rocha was born in 1983 in Uruguay where he received his musical education with a diploma in piano studies and graduating in choral and orchestral conducting at the School of Music of The University Of The Republic. Mr. Rocha then received a grant for two years from The Chamangá Foundation for young talents to study singing with Beatrice Pazos and Raquel Pierotti.
In 2004 he won first prize at the 51st Competition for Young Musicians of Uruguay, in 2006 he made his conducting debut in L'Elisir d'amore by Donizetti at the Kibon Opera House in Montevideo and in 2007 he won first prize at the Maria Callas International Singing Competition in Sao Paolo, Brazil.
During that time, he made several concert appearances in Mozart's Requiem K 626 and Vesperae Solennes de Confessore K 339 and in J. S. Bach's Weihnachts-oratorium BWV 248, Oster Oratorium" BWV 249, Magnificat and Cantatas BWV10, BWV 147 and BWV.
In early 2008 Mr. Rocha moved to Italy to undertake advanced studies with Salvatore Fisichella and in June that year won the Giulio Neri Competition in Siena. He made his Italian debut in the Petit Messe Solennelle by Rossini, attended a masterclass by Rockwell Blake in Turin and won a
competition held by the Cesena College of Music, making his debut at the Teatro Bonci as Il Conte di Almaviva in The Barber of Seville by Rossini.
In July 2010, Mr. Rocha appeared in Gianni di Parigi by Donizetti at the Festival of Martinafranca and subsequently in La Cenerentola, first at the Teatro Lirico in Cagliari and then at venues on the Lombardy Opera House Circuit.
Mr. Rocha's recent engagements have included Don Pasquale conducted by Riccardo Frizza and directed by Jonathan Miller at the Teatro del Maggio Fiorentino, Così fan tutte at Teatro San Carlo in Naples, Rossini’s La scala di seta and Otello (Jago) at the Zurich Opernhaus, Gianni di Parigi by Donizetti at the Wexford Opera Festival Mozart’s, Così fan tutte at Teatro Regio in Turin and the Andrea Anderman’s production of La Cenerentola live telecasted in various countries from Torino.
Upcoming engagements include Rossini’s L’italiana in Algeri at Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari, the USA debut in Seattle for Rossini’s La Cenerentola, The barber of Seville by Rossini at Teatro Real in Madrid and the Rossini’s Otello (Rodrigo) at the Theatre du Champs Elysees in Paris in the season 2014.