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), Music National Award (2003), Grammy (2005), etc., etc… On May 2007 he received the prestigious title Kammersänger by the Wiener Staatsoper and the Liceo’s Gold Medal on April 2013.

He has lately sung: Don Giovanni, Andrea Chenier (Gerard, due to this role he was given the Campoamor Best Opera Interpreter Award at Oviedo and the Catalan Critic’s) and Otello in Peralada.

We must point out among other Carlos Alvarez's recent performances Giovanna d’Arco or Le Nozze di Figaro at the Scala; Rigoletto or Otello at the Wiener Staatsoper; Tosca at the Teatro Regio di Torino; Otello at the Salzburger Festipiele or his interpretation of Falstaff in Genova, all of unbeatable success.