Praised for his “bright” voice and “perfect” tone quality (Butler Eagle), tenor Victor Cardamone has garnered much attention and critical acclaim over the last decade. Cardamone has performed with the Merola Opera Program, Cincinnati Opera, Opera Columbus, Wolf Trap Opera and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Leading roles include Ferrando (Così fan tutte), Rinuccio (Gianni Schicchi), Ramiro (La Cenerentola), Jeník (The Bartered Bride), Tamino (Die Zauberflöte) and Ottavio (Don Giovanni). He has been a member of Opera Fusion: New Works and was part of the first workshops/studio recordings for Eurydice (co-commissioned by The Metropolitan Opera and Los Angeles Opera), Blind Injustice and The Hours (co-commissioned by The Metropolitan Opera and the Philadelphia Orchestra).
Cardamone is a three-time Central Region Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and was sole recipient of the Regional Encouragement Award in 2017. He is also a three-time Corbett Competition award winner.
Cardamone earned his Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Youngstown State University, with a double major in voice and French horn. He completed additional coursework at Ball State University, before earning his Master of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music.