Carlos Alvarez Baritone

Carlos Álvarez


Carlos Alvarez is one of the most important international opera careers of the recent times. Since 1990 Alfonso García Leoz is mentor of his voice and career. Let’s remember some of his best interpretations: Salzburg Festival (1998 y 1999), where he sang Don Carlo conducted by Lorin Maazel (the international critic considered him as the best current Rodrigo); Otello with the London Symphony Orchestra (London 1999) under the conduction of Sir Colin Davis; I Pagliacci in Amsterdam (1999) conducted by Riccardo Chailly; Don Giovanni at the Scala (1999) with Riccardo Muti; Don Carlo at the Bastille in Paris (2002); Rigoletto at the Arena di Verona (Italian critic said: Carlos Alvarez senza dubbio il miglior Rigoletto della scena lirica attuale... 2003). Other great successes were at the New York MET with Un Ballo in Maschera (2005), Luisa Miller and Rigoletto (2006); in Vienna La Forza del Destino conducted by Zubin Mehta (2008) or Otello in Salzburg under the conduction of Riccardo Muti (2008)…

He has been granted numerous prizes in several occasions: Cultural Job Award (2001), Grammy (2001), Cannes Classical Award, Bellas Artes' Gold Medal (2003), Artistic Excellence Gold Medal (2003), National Music Award (2003), Grammy (2005). On May 2007, he received the prestigious title Kammersänger by the Wiener Staatsoper; the Liceo’s Gold Medal on April 2013; recently: the Campoamor Best Opera Interpreter Award at Oviedo's Campoamor Theatre and the Catalan Critic Award

We must point out among others Carlos Alvarez's recent performances of Giovanna d’Arco, Le Nozze di Figaro and Madama Butterfly at the Scala; Otello at the Salzburger Festipiele; Rigoletto, La Fille du Regiment, Otello, Le Nozze di Figaro, Carmen and a new production of Samson et Dalila at the Wiener Staatsoper; Tosca and Falstaff at the Teatro Regio di Torino; Falstaff (Falstaff) at the Teatro Carlo Felice di Genova; Rigoletto, Don Giovanni, Un Ballo in Maschera, and Andrea Chenier at Barcelona's Liceo; Andrea Chenier in Oviedo, La Tempestad at the Zarzuela Theatre, all of unbeatable success.