“…has the ability to touch the soul of an audience…motivations are always in concert with the task at hand...A striking trait in his favor is a quintessential bearing and stage presence…”
William W. Weibel, Artistic Director
Opera in the Heights
Beginning with his first appearance in 1994, Raul has been stages in over 100 productions to date. The longevity he has enjoyed comes from his ability and discipline to adapt and to always be improving, in order to meet any artistic challenge he encounters. Below are selected samples from his performances.
Thirty five years, is the milestone Raúl Orlando Edwards has surpassed as a Creative Artist, a testament of creative endurance and high quality work-ethic which have become synonymous with his name. Since 1984, he has been an ‘ingenuity enterprise’ with programs that have and continue to reach communities in Houston and around the country. Known for his originality and audience engaging ideas, his works, teaching, and cuisine have been featured in venues such as Jones Hall, Wortham Theater, Miller Outdoor Theatre, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, Houston Ballet Academy, Ensemble Theater, New Stage Performance Space (NYC), Clemente Soto Vélez Center, (NYC), Multicultural Education and Counseling through the Arts (MECA), University of Houston, Rice University, Gite Gallery, Houston Community College Heinen Theater, MATCH Houston, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Stafford Performing Arts Center, and others. The gallery below is a sample of programs/posters of his work and collaborations.
"…un apasionado del ritmo latino"
(…passionate about Latin rhythm)
Lizzette Diaz, El Día, October, 2005
PROGRAMS SAMPLES GALLERY
‘…a professional in every way-both artistically and in how
he conducts business…Of course, his performance was flawless.’
Marie Jacinto, Society for the Performing Arts (SPA), 2008
"…truly gifted and joyful folks to work with…provided us
an opening night that is still talked about…"
Megan, Houston Grand Opera, 2005
"...puts passion back into Latin American dance!"
Daphne Rozen, Houston Chronicle, September 25, 2003