Biography


Spanish baritone Alberto Martínez (Almendralejo, 1986) studied flute and singing at the Conservatory of Salamanca, received a Master in opera performance at the Conservatory "Joaquín Rodrigo" of Valencia and a postgraduate diploma at the International Opera Academy in Ghent (Belgium). He was also part of the Académie du Festival d'Aix en-Provence working in the opera creation residency "Opéra de-ci de-là" directed by Anthony Heidweiller. Among others, 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), Otto/Allen Lake in LoveMusik (K. Weill), 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 (Giménez and Nieto), Lamparilla in El barberillo de Lavapiés (F.A. Barbieri) and Joaquín in La del Manojo de Rosas (P. Sorozábal).

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 worked with maestros 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), Korneel Bernolet (Apotheosis), Bart Van Reyn (Vlaams Radio Koor) o Drik Brossé (Choeur de Chambre de Namur) 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 , Théâtre Royal des Galeries and Flagey in Brussels, Grand Manège in Namur, Concertgebouw in Bruges and the Kunsthuis Opera Vlaanderen in Antwerp and Ghent, as well as in festivals such as Festival International d'Art Lyrique d'Aix-en-Provence, Festival Cement (Den Bosch), O. Festival (Rotterdam), Theater Aan Zee (Oostende), Festival C-mine (Genk) or Festival de música vocal “Rutas de Alba” (Alba de Tormes).