Renowned opera tenor Arturo Chacón-Cruz joins with Beyond Celiac to raise awareness and support for celiac disease!
For the opera star, finding a cure for celiac disease is a personal crusade.
Beyond Celiac has partnered with opera tenor Arturo Chacón-Cruz to raise awareness of this serious genetic autoimmune condition and to generate support for research for treatments and a cure.
Chacón-Cruz, his son and his mother have all been diagnosed with celiac disease. And in pursuit of a brighter future for his family – and everyone dealing with this serious autoimmune disease – he has signed on to be the official spokesman of Beyond Celiac.
“It has been a delight getting to know Arturo and his family. His positive spirit is infectious and his talent and charms are undeniable,” notes Alice Bast, Beyond Celiac CEO. “As our spokesman, the intention and intensity he brings to the stage to he will bring to raising awareness and the need for celiac disease research funding,” She continued.
Chacón-Cruz is featured in video describing the challenges of living with celiac disease and his decision to support Beyond Celiac.
“We need to raise awareness about celiac disease itself, but also about the possibility of a cure. I’m doing this for my 7 year old son. Personally, I know what the struggle with this disease is like. I know what he’s going through,” said Chacón-Cruz. “Beyond Celiac has an innovative and aggressive approach to driving research. They have the right people, focused on the right things, with the right resources,” he continued.
The Beyond Celiac science plan is outlined in greater detail at www.beyondceliac.org/scienceplan.
A native of Sonora, Mexico, Chacón-Cruz has performed over 50 roles – such as Cavaradossi in Tosca – in theaters across the globe from La Scala in Milan to Carnegie Hall in NYC, among many others. An acclaimed performer, Chacón-Cruz has a wide repertoire and has won a number of honors and awards. He shares a long and important relationship with two of the reigning opera singers of our day, Plácido Domingo and Ramón Vargas. Since discovering Chacón-Cruz in 2000, Plácido Domingo has remained Chacón-Cruz’s friend and mentor, and the two have shared the operatic stage and concert platform many times.
Chacón-Cruz’s first ever Mariachi recording “de México para el Mundo” was released In December 2018, distributed by Sony and available on all digital platforms. He will be performing in May in the Los Angeles Opera production of El Gato Montés.
Learn more about Arturo by following him on Twitter and Facebook and his website, and go see him perform.