“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
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.
Highlights in his career include his debut at the Opera di Ravenna with Ricardo Muti as ERNESTO in ‘Don Pasquale’ in 2010, returning 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, He succeeded as OSIRIDE (Rossini’s Mosè in Egitto) at the Welsh National Opera. Recently he returned to 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 in 2000 singing BELMONTE at the Teatre Principal de Barcelona and immediately sang smaller roles at the Liceu Barcelona, such as PONG in ‘Turandot’ or ZEFIRINO in ‘il Viaggio a Reims’.
In his native country, David Alegret has also 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 enjoyed great success as CONTE ALMAVIVA, and in Oviedo he 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).’
Last season the tenor was MIGUEL next to Cecilia Bartoli in Casablancas modern opera ‘L’enigma di Lea’ at the Gran Teatro del Liceu, , DON RAMIRO at the Palau de la Musica Barcelona in concert, ARISTIDE MOREAU in ’Les Bienveillants’ at the Vlaamse Opera in Antwerp. He also returned to the Teatro Massimo de Catania as DON RAMIRO.
Future engagements include ARCADE in ‘Aquiles en Esciros’ with Maestro Bolton at the Teatro Real and a Solo Recital at the Peralada Festival. A prestigious baroque singer, he returns with Monteverdi’s ‘Combattimenti ‘ to the Teatro de la Maestranza.