Ramón Vargas is one of the most celebrated operatic tenors on the opera stage and concert halls today. He is also one of the most sought-after singers internationally.
Ramón Vargas began singing in church when he was nine, in the Boys’ Choir of the Basilica of Guadalupe in Mexico City. Ramón Vargas began professional music studies at the "Cardenal Miranda" Institute of Music and Arts.
In 1982 Ramón Vargas won the Carlo Morelli National Vocal Competition. The same year he made his operatic debut in Monterrey, Mexico. In 1983, a noted Mexican conductor Eduardo Mata was so impressed by Vargas's singing, that invited him to perform the important role as Fenton in Verdi's Falstaff, and in 1984 as Don Ottavio in Mozart's Don Giovanni.
In 1986, Ramon Vargas won the "Enrico Caruso" International Tenor Competition in Milan, Italy. Immediately thereafter, Ramon Vargas moved to Austria where he continued vocal training at the School of the Vienna State Opera Theater with professor Leo Müller.