Spanish baritone, usually praised in terms of composing convincing and thrilling roles, chiseled with a broad voice, pleasant timbre
and colors, and superb management of acting nuances.
He knows his repertoire with ardent and comprehensive insights, synoptic perspectives and an unerring sense of style.
After year 2012 Juan found himself more and more often singing solo roles in several Operas all over Argentina. The 2015 season in Buenos Aires had him as Gérard (Andrea Chenier), Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro), Bruschino (Il Signor Bruschino), Scarpia (Tosca) and Escamillo (Carmen).
It was such a prelude to his 2016 soloist debut in Teatro Colón as
the King (in Montsalvatge’s El Gato con Botas), completing
the season in Buenos Aires with performances of Dottore Dulcamara (L’elisir d’amore), Buonafede (Il Mondo della Luna), Sharpless
(Madama Butterfly) and Bruschino (Il Signor Bruschino).
World-class Argentinian-German soprano, whose
international career started under the auspices of
Currently focused on the hochdramatisches Repertoire,
she brings a wealth of experience from over 500 performances
in main theaters of Austria and Germany alone,
including the Wiener Staatsoper (+120), Theater Kiel (+180),
Deutsche Oper Berlin (+10), Salzburger Festspiele (+20) and 17 others,
plus almost 250 operas in other European venues,
including the Stadttheater Bern (+180), Nederlandse Reisopera (+25),
Grand Théâtre de Genève, Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, Teatro Comunale
di Firenze, Teatro de la Zarzuela (Madrid) and Prague State Opera,
as well as about 50 in North America and South America,
counting Teatro Colón (Buenos Aires), Teatro Argentino (La Plata),
Teatro Libertador Gral San Martín (Córdoba), Teatro Municipal (São Paulo), Dallas Opera, Opera Connecticut and Cincinnati Opera.
Argentinian lyric soprano, winner of several
international competitions, prizes and awards,
including the 2018 Maria Callas International Vocal Competition.
Exceptionally gifted, talented and possessor of a true Verdi soprano voice, she has performed in theaters and opera companies
all over Argentina, including Teatro Colón of Buenos Aires.
Beyond the main lyric traits (warm quality, freshness, beautiful color, pristine and full timbre, turning brighter as required), her voice
also encompasses a quantity of the lyric-dramatic –spinto- attributes (power, stamina, technical prowess and agility), thus
allowing her to incipiently portray additional roles such as
Agathe (Der Freischütz), Amelia (Un ballo in maschera),
Leonora (Il trovatore), Cio-Cio San (Madama Butterfly),
Mimì (La Bohème), la Contessa (Le nozze di Figaro)
and Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni).
Conveys innocence, vulnerability and pathos, as required
for the portrayal of the endearing lyric roles.
Swiss Lyric-spinto tenor. Has performed at Opera Theaters of Köln, Basel, Augsburg (4 years), Regensburg, St. Gallen, Luzern,
Biel-Solothurn (3 years) and at festivals like Classic Openair
in Solothurn (2001, 2007), Operette Leuk, Opernfestspiele
Heidenheim (2008-2010) and Musik und Theater Saar.
Toured in 2005 through Germany along the
London Philarmonic Orchestra, singing in concerts in Köln,
Nürnberg, Frankfurt and Bremen. He has been recently singing
as a freelancer in Italy (Firenze, Lucca, Rovigo), Spain, Mallorca, Norway (West Norwegian Opera Bergen) and
Argentina (at Opera Festival Buenos Aires, in 2019).
Has worked with conductors Anthony Inglis, Robin Stapleton
(Covent Garden), Mario Venzago, Giuliano Betta, Marc Tardue,
Mark Foster, Henrik Nánási, Theodor Guschlbauer, Jürg Henneberger, Thomas Kalb and Jos Meier, as well as with regisseurs
Giancarlo del Monaco, Anette Leistenschneider,
Hans Neuenfels, Andreas Baesler, Bruno Berger-Gorski,
Thomas Wünsch, Pavel Fieber, Jasmin Solfaghari,
Frank B. Gottschalk, Thilo Reinhardt and Dr. Ulrich Peters.
Russian-German pianist, winner of
several contests and awards.
Official and exclusive Steinway & Sons Artist,
he often performs at the Berliner Philharmonie
and in the Great Hall of the Konzerthaus Berlin.
Always on the search for worthwhile rarities,
he plays not only the typical classical repertoire,
but brings unknown works of great composers to life.
Remarkable examples are: the premiere of his own edition of Tchaikovsky’s Second Piano Concerto in the Düsseldorf Tonhalle (1998); Millhaud's Piano Concerto played for the first time in the USSR (1992);
Hindemith's Konzertmusik (1999) and Richard Strauss’s Burleske (2002).
Very much in demand as well as a chamber musician,
his partners include Matt Haimowitz (cello)
and Vadim Repin (violin).
[ more (soon) / Vladimir Mogilevsky ]
Italian conductor, winner of the Naples Prize for musical activity.
Principal Guest Conductor - St Petersbourg Palace Festival
Musical Director - Orchestra Alma Mundi di Napoli
Scientific Consulent - St Moritz Opera Festival
Project Manager - Mastrangelo Foundation
Production Director - Capri Opera Festival
Guest Conductor - Orchestra d'archi del Teatro San Carlo di Napoli
Main recent events as conductor include:
Konstantin Orchestra closing concert in St Petersbourg Palace Festival (2012) - Mozart piano concert K488 with Maestro Michele Campanella in St Petersbourg Palace Festival (2013) - Oboe concert with Alexej Golovin & violin concert with Maria Safariants in Ester Festival in San Pietrobourg and Novgorod (2014) - Concert with Orchestra Pomeriggi Musicali di Milano in Bellagio Festival (2014) - Tchaikowsky Variazioni Roccocò with Lauri Kankunnen & Finland Lappeenranta Symphony Orchestra (2014) - Cherubini Requiem with Szeged Orchestra and Choir in Hungary Szeged Opera House (2014) - Schumann piano concert with Polina Ostenskaja in Palace Festival in St Petersbourg (2015) - Mozart Double piano concert with Salvatore Barbatano & Marco Sollini in St Petersbourg Symphony Orchestra (2017) - Galà Pucciniano with Astana Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra in
Philharmonic Hall di Astana in Kazakistan (2018).
Dancer & Choreographer
World-class Argentinian-Italian dancer and choreographer.
Has performed as principal dancer in prestigious venues,
including Covent Garden Royal Opera House (10 seasons),
Metropolitan Opera House, Het Muziektheater Opera House,
Bolshoi Theater, Mariinski Theater, Teatro alla Scala, Teatro Colón,
Tokyo Bay N.K Hall, Tokyo World Ballet Festival, Lincoln Center Festival,
The Ashton Celebration, Montreal Gala des Etoiles, Festival Diaghilev,
Vail International Dance Festival, Ohio Internacional Ballet Stars,
Gala de Estrellas en el Teatro Real de Madrid, Gala Premio
Príncipe de Asturias, Cremona Ballet International Festival,
Gala Tribute to Rudolf Nureyev in Teatro alla Scala,
Gala des Etoiles du XXIe siècle, Edinburgh International Festival
and Festival Internacional de Ballet de La Habana, among others.
Working in choreographic creations since year 2003,
some of his best known works include La Traviata (music by Verdi), Romeo and Juliet (music by Prokofiev), Sylvia (music by Delibes),
Chopin Tales (music by Chopin), Floralis (music by Prokofiev),
The Nutcracker (music by Tchaicowsky), Raymonda (music by Glazunov),
Swan Lake (music by Tchaicowsky) and May the Lord Repay You.
[ more (soon) / Iñaki Urlezaga ]
Conductor - Orchestra Sinfonica Giovanile di Modena (2018-2019)
Director - Orquesta de Juventudes Musicales de Granada (2014-2019)
Artistic Director - Coro de Ópera de Granada (2014-2019)
Previously: Assistant Musical Director / Accompanist at
Ópera de Oviedo (2007-2013), Festspiel Baden-Baden (2014),
Grand Theatre de Genève (2014), Teatro Real (Madrid, 2003-2004),
Teatro de la Zarzuela (Madrid, 2003, 2004, 2014, 2017, 2018),
Gran Teatro del Liceo (Barcelona, 2004-2007),
Teatro Colón (Buenos Aires, 1995-2001) and
Teatro Argentino de La Plata (Buenos Aires, 2001)
Holds an impressive repertoire of 88 operas, all of which
have been either performed or prepared for performances
(refer to full details in web-CV), plus dozens of sacred works,
having collaborated with conductors Sebastian Weigle, Michelangelo Veltri, Maurizio Benini, Max Valdés, Yves Abel, Roberto Rizzi Brignoli, Paolo Arrivabeni, Jesús López Cobos, Stefan Lano, Berislav Klobucar, Marco Guidarini, Eugene Kohn, Julius Rudel, Andrea Marcon,
Friedrich Haider and Karel Chichon, among others.
[ more (soon) / Andrés Juncos ]
Audiovisual Compilation & Research
A celebration of the archive work carried out by individuals, theaters, venues, companies and institutions around the world,
aimed at preserving historical references, which allows us to honour and treasure the exemplary, beloved artists...
With many thanks to all those who have so far kindly contributed to the below projects, providing valuable help, including:
Antonio De Raco
One of his records -Mundo sonoro de un pianista- holds a stirring message:
"This album is aimed at reaching those who feel trapped like me,
by the wonderful world of sounds (Mundo Sonoro),
and who are willing to handle it with love..." (A. De Raco)
Italian-Argentinian; a main personality in the history of music and pedagogy in Argentina; Maestro of several generations of pianists.
Having studied with eminent Italian Maestro Vincenzo Scaramuzza,
he pursued the same untiring pedagogical tradition, improving
the method and developing a new technique for the piano.
As a world-class pianist, he offered more than 3,000 concerts, including the first ever complete cycle in Buenos Aires
of Mozart's piano concertos, the first ever performance
in Buenos Aires of Ravel’s Concert for the left hand, as well as concerts and recitals all over Latin America, Europe,
Canada and USA (Carnegie Hall debut in Dec 1947).
A review excerpt of a piano recital in Washington, in 1968, reads:
"The program encompassed sonatas by Mozart, Chopin and Ginastera, with
Ravel's Valses Nobles et Sentimentales thrown in for a piquant touch. It was a
revealing, as well as a taxing program. The artist who can perform these four
composers with equal conviction and insight is an artist indeed. De Raco did
more. To each work he brought that precious gift called revelation. In each
case he showed us something we had not heard in any previous
performance of this music, something we had not suspected was in the
notes until he found and displayed it." (The Washington Post - 2 Feb 1968)
[ more (soon) / Antonio De Raco ]
Argentininan with Irish roots, native of Venado Tuerto
(Santa Fé, Argentina), she began studying with
Italian singer Rosalia Crocco.
Her international career started under the auspices of Leonard Warren, who immediately after her debut at Teatro Colón
of Buenos Aires in 1943 (in Wagner's Götterdämmerung,
directed by Roberto Kinsky) arranged her move to
Philadelphia (USA), where she studied with Rose Landver.
In 1949 she moved to Paris to audition for Kirsten Flagstad’s
manager, and this was a prelude to her European career
over the next 25 years.
Made her European debut at Teatro alla Scala (Milano) in 1950,
in Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen, directed by Wilhelm Furtwängler, singing along Kirsten Flagstad, Max Lorenz,
Elisabeth Höngen, Set Svanholm, Hilde Konetzni,
Gunther Treptow, Walburga Wegener, Ángel Mattiello,
Ludwig Weber and Ferdinand Frantz, among others
(this 1950 recording is available on CD).
Made 123 performances at the Wiener Staatsoper during the 1950s (including Brangäne with Birgit Nilsson's Isolde, in Dec 1957),
plus in other venues of Austria, Germany, Italy, France and Spain. Gave Master Classes with Max Lorenz in München and Salzburg.
[ more (soon) / Margarita Kenney ]
Rodrigo Agüero Sopeña
Tel: +54 911 5095 7373