David ALEGRET Tenor
 
  BIOGRAPHY  

 

David Alegret is one of the most sought-after international light lyrical tenors, specialised in the Rossini and Mozart repertoire. His international success came with his debut as LINDORO in ‘L’Italiana in Algeri’ at the Wiener Staatsoper in 2006 next to Agnes Baltsa. Since then, his career has taken him to some of the most prestigious Opera Houses, highlighting his appearances as DON NARCISO in ‘Turco in Italia’ at the Bayerische Staatsoper München, Staatsoper Hamburg, Theater an der Wien, La Bastille or Garsington Festival, DON RAMIRO in Cenerentola at La Monnaie Brussels, Sao Carlo de Lisboa, Finnish National Opera in Helsinki, Teatro Verdi di Trieste, the Wiener Volksoper, Opéra de Metz… His interpretation of CONTE DI LIBENSKOF could be seen at the Rossini Opera Festival and in the Bern Opera, CONTE ALMAVIVA brought him to sing at the stage of the Zürich Opera and LINDORO in ‘L’Italiana in Algeri’ to the Teatro Regio Torino,the opera houses of Cologne and Massy, just to name a few. Especially worth mentioning in his career are his debut at the Opera di Ravenna with Ricardo Muti as ERNESTO in ‘Don Pasquale’ in 2010, coming back as DON RAMIRO again with Mo. Muti , or his interpretation of IDRENO in ‘Semiramide’ at the Opéra de Marseille and Montpellier. As FERRANDO in ‘Così fan tutte’, DON OTTAVIO and NEMORINO he appeared in Basel, and succeed as OSIRIDE (Rossini’s Mosè in Egitto) at the Welsh National Opera. He recently sang again at the Rossini Festival as FLORVILLE in ‘Il signor Bruscchino’.

David studied at the Conservatory in Barcelona and completed his tudies at the Music Conservatory Basel with the baritone Kurt Widmer, specializing in the Rossini and Mozart repertoire. He started his career singing BELMONTE at the Teatre Principal de Barcelona in 2000 and immediately sang smaller roles at the Liceu Barcelona, such as PONG in ‘Turandot’ or ZEFIRINO in ‘il Viaggio a Reims’.

Also, in his home country, David Alegret has established long lasting relationships with the major opera houses. He regularly sings at the Teatro Real (LINDORO in ‘L’italiana in Algeri’, ANTONIO in ‘Das Liebesverbot’ …) at the Gran Teatre del Liceu (FERRANDO in ‘Così fan Tutte’, JAQUINO in Fidelio’, BEPPE in ‘I Pagliacci’, ARTURO in ‘Lucia de Lammermoor’, DON NARCISO, CONTE DI LIBESKOF, GIOCONDO in Martin y Soler’s ‘Il Burbero di buon cuore’, DON CAPRICCIO in ‘Da Ponte’s L’ape musicale’, TYBALT in ‘Roméo et Juliette’ …). In Bilbao he had a great success as CONTE ALMAVIVA, and in Oviedo appeared as CONTE DI LIBENSKOF and DON NARCISO.

In the oratorical field, he performs from Monteverdi to Honnegger - and particularly Bach, Händel, Mozart, Mendelssohn and Haydn- in some of Europe’s leading auditoria such as the Wiener Konzerthaus in Vienna, the Queen Elisabeth Hall in London, the Palau de la Música in Barcelona or the Auditorio Nacional de Madrid.

David Alegret has worked with renowned conductors and directors such as Fabio Luisi, Christoph Spering, Sebastian Weigle, Josep Pons, Jordi Savall, Alberto Zedda, Victor Pablo Pérez, Jesús López Cobos, Pablo Heras Casado, Carlo Rizzi, David Parry, Bruno Campanella, Fabio Biondi, Riccardo Muti, Giugliano Carella, Mark Minkowski, Christof Loy or Calixto Bieito among others.

His recordings include also ‘El Giravolt de Maig’ by Toldrà with A. Ros Marbà (Harmonia Mundi), ‘La Clementina de Boccherini’ with Heras-Casado (Música Antigua Aranjuez), ‘Lo frate namorato’ by Pergolesi with F. Biondi (Unitel Classica), ‘Il Signor Bruschino’ (Rossini Opera Festival), ‘Elisabetta regina d'Inghilterra’ (Bongiovanni) and his new solo CD with Catalan songs “Impressions de natura”(Columna Musica).

This season he is MIGUEL in the new opera “L’enigma di Lea” by Casablancas at the Gran Teatro del Liceu, next to Cecilia Bartoli, DON RAMIRO at the Palau de la Musica Barcelona in concert, ARISTIDE MOREAU in’Les Bienveillants’ at the Vlaamse Opera in Antwerpen. He returns to the Teatro Massimo de Catania as DON RAMIRO and to Teatro Real as ARCADE in ‘Aquiles en Esciros’ with Mto. Bolton.

 

 
 
 
KRITIKEN
 
Welsh National Opera Cardiff - Mosè in Egitto - OSIRIDE
The hysterical fantasies of Elcia's beloved Osiride shape the vocalism of the Spanish tenor David Alegret.
Hilary Finch - The Times
The tenor David Alegret sings the son fearless.
Hugo Shirley - The Spectator
Two excellent tenors, David Alegret and Barry Banks, cope effortlessly with the technical challenges.
Rupert Christiansen - The Telegraph
Spanish tenor David Alegret has the admirable combination of a tall-slim frame (unusual for a tenor), and a flexible high lying voice which fits Rossini's complex music, and he combined a superb technique, with a fearlessness in the high lying range.
Robert Hugill - Opera Today
Festival de Peralada - Das Liebesverbot
With very good solo voices in the lead roles, the tenor David Alegret was outstanding with his strong and nuanced singing.
Pablo Meléndez-Haddad - ABC
David Alegret, who played Narciso, showed total mastery of bel canto articulation and fluent resolve in the agile Rossini style.
Alejandro Martínez - Codalario
Especially worth mentioning was tenor David Alegret, who made the most of the thankless role of Narciso, the tenor of the opera, with his three arias of considerable difficulty very well sung and intoned.
Roger Alier - La Vanguardia
Volksoper Wien –La Cenerentola – DON RAMIRO
It was David Alegret and Yolanda Auyanet who best surmounted the obstacles demanded by the score – a complicated coloratura and some challenging high notes.
Elena Habermann - Der Neue Merker
Her Prince Charming , Don Ramiro, was David Alegret who was on marvellous form. A singer with brilliant and very steady high notes in perfect Stile Rossiniano. A Tenore di Grazia who must return to the Staatsoper. The tall Catalan is also a good actor.
Elena Habermann - Der Neue Merker
Opéra de Montpellier - Semiramide - INDRENO
In this dark story it was a great surprise to come across the sincere and pure soul of Idreno, perfectly rendered by the young David Alegret, who was much applauded at the end of the performance.
Jaume Estapà - Ópera Actual
 
 
 
SZENENFOTOS
Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, Narciso, Turco in Italia
 
Teatro Real Madrid – Das Liebesverbot - ANTONIO
 
Welsh National Opera – Mose in Egitto – OSIRIDE