Artistic Director - Rodolfo Albero
Born in Zaragoza, Spain, Rodolfo Albero studied at the Conservatorio Superior de Aragon where he graduated with honours as Piano and Voice professor as well as Choir Director. He is also Magister in Creation and Interpretation by Universidad Rey Juan Carlos and Conservatorio Superior de Madrid. Third generation in a family of tenors and currently established at San Lorenzo del Escorial (Madrid), over the last four years Mr Albero created and directed the Master Class - Lyric Workshop at University Carlos III de Madrid. His achievements have been recognised by the Vatican with his designation as Noble Knight of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem with the title of Sir. Mr Albero has studied with well-known figures such as Maestro Dante Mazzola (Alla Scala de Milano Theatre Academy), Alfredo Kraus, Magda Olivero, Mariuccia Carando, among others. In a plentiful artistic life Albero has performed in countless concerts and recitals in theatres and auditorium not only countrywide but internationally. In 2005, invited by Maestro Dante Mazzola (intern director of the Alla Scala de Milano Theatre) he partnered with Japanese soprano Atsuko Kakioka in an outstanding concert at the the Osaka Auditorium. The concert at the Círculo del Gran Teatro del Liceu de Barcelona, as well as the Tribute Concert to former Spain President Adolfo Suárez at University Carlos III de Madrid, are also worth mentioning. By invitation of the Cervantes Institute he toured Mexico’s most important cities in 2000, receiving very good press. In 2010 Mr Albero offered a concert in La Havana, Cuba, for UNESCO’s II Latin-American Cultural Cooperation International Congress. RCTV Composer, Julio Mengod, honoured Albero inviting him not only to perform at the world premiere of his Fantasía Aragonesa accompanied by the Symphony Band of Aragón, but also to record the music album. Mr Albero was selected ‘Man of The Day’ by the Spanish newspaper El Mundo in recognition to his pedagogic work for youngsters with his show Humor in Opera, with over a 160 performances countrywide. He made his Opera debut as Ferrando in Mozart’s Così Fan Tutte in Barcelona. Specialized in bel canto roles Rodolfo Albero has outstandingly performed Il Barbiere de Seviglia (Conde Almaviva) by G. Rossini, Cosí Fan Tutte (Ferrando) and Die Zauberflöte (Prince Tamino) by Mozart, L’ Elisir D’ Amore (Nemorino) by Donizetti, L’Orfeo by Monteverdi and Orfeo ed Euridice by Gluck. To mark the 400th anniversary of Monteverdi's L'Orfeo Albero toured Spain (Madrid, Zaragoza, Vigo, Salamanca, Orense, Ciudad Real, El Ferrol, etc.) with a show including the best opera fragments of Monteverdi, Gluck and Offenbach, created by the lecturer and musicologist Alvaro Zaldivar.