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BIOGRAPHY

BIOGRAPHY

Born in Madrid, although of Galician origin, he began his musical training in Vigo. He studied Singing at the Royal Superior Conservatory of Madrid, obtaining the Honor Award and the Extraordinary Prize "Lucrecia Arana". Later he expanded his training with the famous tenor Pedro Lavirgen.

In 1990, he won the 1st. "Francisco Alonso" Singing Competition Award, and was a finalist of the "Plácido Domingo" Trophy organized by the Madrid Association of Friends of Music. Cultural Ambassador for Peace in Chiapas and Lyric Revelation Prize in Mexico, both in 1993. In 1998 he participated in the commemoration of the Independence of the Philippines, in 2006 at the 150th Anniversary Gala of the Teatro Nacional La Zarzuela in Madrid and in 2010 is invited to sing at Le Concert Noble de Bruxelles on the occasion of the Spanish Presidency of the European Union. Professional Career Award granted, in 2015, by the Spanish Association of Friends of Lyric, has been awarded by the Music-Cultural Association "Pedro Lavirgen", the City Councils of Bujalance and Haro, the Sonoran Institute of Culture, the Department of Culture of the City of Mexico, the Lyric Art Foundation of Colombia and the RomanzaAssociation-Opera of Lima.

He has collaborated with prestigious Masters (M. Armiliato, A. Davis, J. Conlon, B. Campanella, M. Zanetti, PG. Morandi, G. Bisanti, O. Lyniv, G. Carella, F. Haider, R. Tebar, F. Carminati, V. Petrenko, KL. Wilson, P. Halffter, O. Díaz, M. Ortega, JM. Pérez-Sierra, S. Alapont, A. Yurkevich, J. Kyzlink, R. Calderón, L. Tingaud, VP. Pérez, A. Allemandi, A. Pirolli, M. Guidarini, E. Patrón de Rueda, E. Diemecke, C. Soler, JM. Moreno), as well as with great Directors of Scene (L. Pelly, R. Carsen, N. Jöel, PL. Pizzi, D. Pountney, W. Allen, E. Sagi, L. Kemp, JC. Plaza, J. Tamayo, M. Pontiggia, GC. del Mónaco, B. Hebert, S. Poda, O. Mears, S. Coppola, M. Gas, G. Tambascio, I. García, M. del Arco, D. Slater, R. Giacchieri, JA. Rechi, Ch. Rath, F. Matilla, M. Gasparon, P. Panizza, F. López, G. Maya, JL. Cruz, J. Chávarri), among many oth.

In 1991 he debuted as Escamillo / Carmen at the Opera of Morelia. Shortly after, he starred in the premieres in Mexico of Ezio (Händel) and Rénard the fox (Stravinsky). From that moment, he sings regularly in important seasons in Europe, America and Asia, highlighting his performances of Leporello / Don Giovanni, Figaro / Il barbiere di Siviglia, Nottingham / Roberto Devereux, Dulcamara / L'elisir d'amore, Sulpice / La fille du régiment, Germont / La traviata, Guido di Monforte / I vespri siciliani, Amonasro / Aida, Iago / Otello, Barnaba / La Gioconda, Marcello / La boheme, Scarpia / Tosca, Roque / Marina, and the protagonists of Nabucco, Macbeth, Rigoletto, Simon Boccanegra, and Falstaff, among many other titles. He has recently triumphed as Sharpless / Madama Butterfly at the Teatro Real in Madrid, Il Conte di Luna / Il trovatore at the Oviedo Opera, D.Carlo di Vargas / La forza del destino at the Welsh National Opera, and Michonnet / Adriana Lecouvreur at the Teatro de La Maestranza in Sevilla. Among his most immediate commitments are the world premiere of Fuenteovejuna for the Oviedo Opera, La casa de Bernarda Alba y El sueño de una noche de verano at the Teatro de La Zarzuela in Madrid, and La Gioconda at the Gran Teatre del Liceu de Barcelona.

Since its debut in 1987 with the Anthology Tribute to Maestro Alonso at the Cultural Center of the Villa de Madrid, it has become one of the greatest figures in the genre of the Zarzuela, singing more than 40 titles in the main festivals and seasons of this genre, standing out as Vidal / Luisa Fernanda, Joaquín / La del manojo de rosas, Juan de Eguía / La tabernera del puerto, Black / Black el payaso, Don Manolito / Don Manolito, Juan / Los gavilanes, Juan Pedro / La rosa del azafrán, Nühredin / El asombro de Damasco, Count Mario / La leyenda del beso, Germán / La del soto del parral, Miguel / La parranda, and El Caballero de Gracia / La Gran Vía. First baritone of the famous Anthology of the Zarzuela de José Tamayo, has participated in the recovery of titles such as Chin Chun Chan (Jordá), Mis dos mujeres (Asenjo Barbieri), El juramento (Gaztambide), María Adela (Bartlet), La gallina ciega (Caballero) and Xuanón (Moreno -Torroba), among others many.

His concert repertoire includes The Messiah (Händel), Die Krönungsmesse (Mozart), Symphonie Nr.9 Choral (Beethoven), Requiem (Fauré), and Carmina Burana (Orff), having to his credit the world premieres and recordings of Salmo ( Carreño), The march of victory (Muhammad), Cantata Asturiana (Ruíz) and several works by the Mexican composer Álvarez del Toro (the operas El canto de los volcanes and La marimba arrecha, the Espejos suite and the El Gigante hymn). He has recorded Joaquín Rodrigo's Pavana Real (EMI Classics), Manuel de Falla's seven Spanish popular songs (Channel 11 of TV-Mexico), Christmas Classics (Cadena COPE), the zarzuelas El rey que rabió (Iberautor), La del manojo de rosas, La Gran Vía, and La rosa del azafrán (all for YouMoreTv) and several lyric selections with the Gijón Symphony Orchestra.

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