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BIOGRAPHY

BIOGRAPHY

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.

He made his debut in 1987 with the Anthology Tribute Maestro Alonso at the Fernán Gómez Theater Cultural Center in Madrid. In 1990, she obtained the 1st. Award of the "Francisco Alonso" Singing Contest and was a finalist in the "Plácido Domingo" Trophy organized by the Madrid Association of Friends of Music. Cultural Ambassador for Peace in Chiapas and Award "Lyrical Revelation" in Mexico, both in 1993. In 1998 he participated in the commemorative events of the Independence of the Philippines, in 2006 in the 150th Anniversary Gala of the Teatro Nacional La Zarzuela in Madrid and, a year later, on the 55th Anniversary of the A Coruña Opera. In 2010 he was 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 the Lyric, has been awarded, among other institutions, by the Department of Culture of Mexico City, the Fundación Arte Lírico de Colombia, the Asociación Romanza- Opera de Lima, the Sonoran and Michoacan Institutes of Culture, the "Pedro Lavirgen" Music-Cultural Association, and the Bujalance and Haro Town Councils.

He has collaborated with prestigious Masters (M. Armiliato, A. Davis, J. Conlon, B. Campanella, N. Luisotti, C. Rizzi, M. Zanetti, PG. Morandi, M.A. Gómez Martínez, E. Pidò, G. Carella, F. Haider, V. Petrenko, KL. Wilson, R. Tebar, G. García-Calvo, P. Halffter, O. Díaz, M. Ortega, JM. Pérez-Sierra, S. Alapont, G. Bisanti, O. Lyniv, A. Yurkevich, J. Kyzlink, J. Bernàcer, VP. Pérez, F. Carminati, A. Pirolli, M. Roa, J. Rubio, L. Remartínez, C. Soler, JM. Moreno, E. Patrón de Rueda, E. Diemecke, E. Bátiz, L. F. Malheiro, J. Glover, A. Allemandi, R. Calderón, L. Tingaud, N. Dohotaru, A. Samoilă, M. Valdés, M. Guidarini, F. Bollon, J. Bernàcer, F. Pasqualetti, G. Finzi, T. Gagliardo, M. Pagliari, L. Tazzieri, D. García Gutiérrez, L. Méndez Chaves, J. de Udaeta, V. Vasilenko, E. Siffert, J. Klecker, M. Coves, S. Roca, A. Díez-Boscóvich, S. Vázquez, E. Lavalle, J. Knapp, P. Ortega, F. Briones, X. Puig, G. Sierra, F. Moya, C. Cuesta, J. L. Eguíluz), 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, M. del Arco, I. García, D. Slater, R. Giacchieri, JA. Rechi, F. López, G. Maya, B. Lluch, Ch. Rath, F. Matilla, M. Gasparon, P. Panizza, G. Maya, JL. Cruz, J. Chávarri, G. Montero, C. Ortiz, S. Gómez, L. Castaldi, V. Věžník, G. Selmeczi, L. Adamik, M. Sturm, A. Amengual, JA. Morales, KH. Wilhelm, R. López Miarnau, C. Palacios, H. Lara, F. Figueroa, R. Vázquez, M. Carniti, E. López, M. Espinosa, G. Morelli, J.L. Gago, L. Villarejo, A. Ramallo, H. Fernández, C. Vilán, E. Montero, G. Meré), among others.

His operatic debut took place in the 1991/92 season with the Morelia International Opera (Mexico) as Escamillo / Carmen and Figaro / Il barbiere di Siviglia. Subsequently, he sings Leporello / Don Giovanni, Enrico / Lucia di Lammermoor, Nottingham / Roberto Devereux, Valèntin / Faust, Silvio / Pagliacci, Ping / Turandot, and Marcello / La bohème. A regular in important international opera seasons, in recent years he has achieved important successes such as Sulpice / La fille du régiment, Dulcamara / L'elisir d'amore, Agata / Viva la Mamma!, Luna / Il trovatore, Germont / La traviata, Monforte / I vespri siciliani, Carlo / La forza del destino, Amonasro / Aida, Iago / Otello, Barnaba / La Gioconda, Sharpless / Madama Butterfly, Scarpia / Tosca, Gellner / La Wally, Michonet / Adriana Lecouvreur, Roque / Marina, Juanillo / El gato montés or the protagonists by Nabucco, Macbeth, Rigoletto, Simon Boccanegra, and Falstaff.

First Baritone of the famous Anthology of Zarzuela by José Tamayo, he is a renowned interpreter of this genre, with almost 40 titles under his belt, among which we can name Vidal / Luisa Fernanda, Juan / Los gavilanes, Juan Pedro / La rosa del azafrán, Joaquín / La del manojo de rosas, Black / Black el payaso, Juan de Eguía / La tabernera del puerto, Pedro Stakoff / Katiuska, Don Manolito / Don Manolito, Santi / El caserío, Miguel / La parranda, Mario / La leyenda del beso, Germán / La del soto del parral, El Caballero de Gracia / La Gran Vía, or Nühredin / El asombro de Damasco.

He has the world premieres and recordings of Salmo (Carreño), The march of victory (Muhammad), Cantata Asturiana (Ruíz) and several works by Mexican composer Álvarez del Toro (the operas El canto de los volcanes and La marimba arrecha, the Mirrors suite and the El Gigante anthem). He has participated in the recovery of Ezio (Händel), La Dolores (Breton), Chin Chun Chan (Jordá), Mis dos mujeres (Barbieri), Rénard the fox (Stravinsky), El juramento and El sueño de una noche de verano (both de Gaztambide), María Adela (Bartlet), Marianela (Pahissa) and Xuanón (Moreno-Torroba), as well as in the world premieres of the operas Fuenteovejuna (Muñíz) and La casa de Bernarda Alba (Ortega). His concert repertoire includes The Messiah (Handel), Die Krönungsmesse (Mozart), Symphonie Nr. 9 Choral (Beethoven), Requiem (Fauré), Carmina Burana (Orff). He has also recorded the Pavana Real by Joaquín Rodrigo (EMI Classics), Las siete canciones populares españolas by Manuel de Falla (Channel 11 of TV-Mexico), Christmas Classics (Cadena COPE), and the zarzuelas El rey que rabió (Iberautor), La del manojo de rosas, La Gran Vía, and La rosa del azafrán (all for YouMoreTv).

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