Biography

Alberto Martínez, baritone

Spanish baritone Alberto Martínez (Almendralejo, 1986) studied flute and singing at the Conservatory of Salamanca, received a Master in opera performance at the Conservatory of Valencia and a postgraduate diploma at the International Opera Academy in Ghent (Belgium). He studied with David Menéndez, Dietrich Henschel, Deborah Polaski, Ofelia Sala, Javier San Miguel, Manuel Burgueras and Gary Jankowski.

He performed opera roles like Guglielmo in Così fan tutte (W.A. Mozart), Nardo in La finta giardiniera, (W.A. Mozart), Belcore in L´Elisir d´amore (G. Donizetti), The drunken poet and The winter in The Fairy Queen (H. Purcell), Schaunard in La Bohème (G. Puccini), Brundibar in Brundibar (H. Krása), Brabantische Edle in Lohengrin (R. Wagner) and L'horloge / Le chat in L'enfant et les sortilèges (M. Ravel) He also performed zarzuela roles like Ricardo Martín in El Barbero de Sevilla (Gimenez and Nieto), Lamparilla in El barberillo de Lavapiés (F.A. Barbieri) and Joaquín in La del Manojo de Rosas (P. Sorozabal).

He sang several oratorio masterpieces including Messiah (G.F. Händel), Weihnachts-Oratorium (J. S. Bach), Requiem (G. Fauré), Requiem (W.A. Mozart), Lazarus, oder Die Feier der Auferstehung (F. Schubert), Ein deutsches Requiem (J. Brahms) and different cantatas by J.S. Bach within the project “Bach Studium” conducted by Alfonso Sebastián. He worked with conductors Javier Castro (Ars Nova), Eduardo López Banzo (Al Ayre Español), Jordi Francés (Sociedad Filarmónica de Badajoz), Alejo Pérez (Opera Vlaanderen), Benjamin Haemhouts (Casco Phil), Filip Rathé (Spectra Ensemble) and Korneel Bernolet (Apotheosis) and directors David Alden, Darren Ross, Lucija Brnic, Guy Joosten, Wolfgang Gruber, Jorinde Keesmaat, Gemma Beltrán and Paco Azorín

Alberto has performed in theaters and auditoriums such as Teatro Liceo in Salamanca, Teatro Principal in Burgos, Teatro López de Ayala in Badajoz, Auditorio Nacional de Música in Madrid, Palau de la Música and Palau de les Arts ‘Reina Sofía’ in Valencia, Miry Concertzaal, Minardschouwburg and Muziekcentrum De Bijloke in Ghent, BOZAR and Théâtre Royal des Galeries in Brussels, Concertgebouw in Bruges and the Kunsthuis Opera Vlaanderen in Antwerp and Ghent.