Mikeldi ATXALANDABASO  Tenor
 
  BIOGRAPHY  

 

“Mikeldi Atxalandabaso was a wonderful Mime in his role debut. He’s a Rossini, Mozart, and Donizetti veteran and he showed how this cornucopia of style can serve Wagner’s music.”
Operawire
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The Spanish international Tenor Mikeldi Atxalandabaso achieved this season a huge success with his debut as MIME in Das Rheingold in the production of Robert Carsen at Teatro Real.

Last highlights include his SPOLETTA in a new production with Christian Thielemann at the Salzburger Osterfestspiele, GORO in concert at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées, REMENDADO at the Teatro Real, EDMONDO in Manon Lescaut at the Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona, PONG in Turandot at Teatro Regio di Torino, as well as NARRABOTH in Salome and JAQUINO in Fidelio t the Bilbao Opera.

After studying singing in his native Bilbao, Mikeldi made his international debut in 2013 as RUODI in Guillaume Tell at the Dutch National Opera, a role he has repeated in both the French and Italian versions in many international venues, including the Monte-Carlo Opera House, Teatro Regio Torino, Opéra de Monte Carlo, in concert at the Edinburgh International Festival, Carnegie Hall, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées or in La Coruña.

Other international contracts followed with BEPPE in Pagliacci and DON CURZIO in Nozze di Figaro at the Théâtre Capitole de Toulouse, BEPPE at the Teatro Municipal Santiago de Chile, MAESE PEDRO in Manuel de Falla’s El retablo de Maese Pedro at La Monnaie, MONOSTATOS in Barrie Kosky’s production of Zauberflöte, BARBARIGO in Verdi’s I due Foscari, SIR BRUNO ROBERTSON in I Puritani; BOIS-ROSÉ in Meyerbeer’s Les Huguenots and TYBALT in Roméo et Juliette at Teatro Real de Madrid, TRIQUET in Onegin, BRIGHELLA in Ariadne auf Naxos or BARDOLFO in Falstaff at the Bilbao Opera or GORO at the Maestranza de Sevilla, ADRIÁN in Usandizaga’s La llama on tour with the Basque Symphony Orchestra, TONY in West Side Story and the Castilla y León Symphony Orchestra or Manuel de Falla’s La Atlántida with the Spanish National Orchestra.

Mikeldi works with conductors such as Christian Thielemann, Gianandrea Noseda, Daniele Rustioni, Daniel Harding, Erik Nielsen, Vasily Petrenko or opera directors like Laurent Pelly, Robert Carsen, Calixto Bieito or Stefano Poda.

Recently he appeared as DR. CAJUS in Falstaff with the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, STEUERMANN in Fliegender Holländer at the Gran Teatre del Liceu, JONAS in Le Prophète at the Théâtre Capitole de Toulose, RUSTIGHELLO in Lucrezia Borgia in Bilbao or Bruckner’s Te Deum with Erik Nielsen and the Bilbao Symphony Orchestra.

Next engagements include BEPPE at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, BARDOLFO at La Monnaie, SPOLETTA in Tosca with Mto. Thielemann at the Salzburger Festspiele and again at the Bilbao Opera ABAO, TRIQUET and PONG at the Gran Teatre del Liceu or MONOSTATOS at the Teatro Real and JAQUINO in Fidelio at the Opera Oviedo.

 

 
 
 
REVIEWS
 
Teatro Real Madrid – Falstaff - BARDOLFO
"Atxalandabaso ‘s voice is just incredible, having a lyrical instrument that projects wonderfully. His voice is always presents, even in choral scenes, and his articulation, diction and phrasing are impeccable. No wonder he made his operatic debut in the infamous short but devilish role of the “Pêcheur” in Rossini’s “William Tell.” It was funny to see him running across the stage wearing a bridal gown during the very last scene of the opera."
OperaWire
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Teatro Real Madrid – Das Rheingold – MIME
"Also excellent Mikeldi Atxalandabaso’s Mime."
Online Merker
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"The Catalan Mikeldi Atxalandabaso is a sprightly and clear Mime, to whose “Siegfried” one eagerly looks forward."
Der Opernfreund
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"Mikeldi Atxalandabaso was an impeccable Mime, proving once again that he possesses a voice that has no problem reaching the audience."
Seen and Heard international
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"Excellent the lyrical tenor Mikeldi Atxalandabaso as Mime with a brilliant vocal and scenic characterization."
Opera Actual
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"There was an appreciable vocal team of which we highlight the lyrical-light tenor Mikeldi Atxalandabaso, who debuted Mime. Excellent for vocal characterization, with fair histrionics, and scenic attitude."
Spain´s News
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"The slightly lyrical tenor Mikeldi Atxalandabaso was appropriately applauded for his secure, theatrical presentation and wonderful singing in his debut as Mime."
MUNDO CLASICO
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Gran Teatre de Liceu – Manon Lescaut - EDMONDO
"Minor roles included an excellent performance from Mikeldi Atxalandabaso as Edmondo."
bachtrack
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Teatro Real Madrid – Roméo et Juliette – TYBALT
"Particularly worth mentioning was Mikeldi Atxalandabaso’s great performance as Tybalt. "
codalario
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Théâtre du Capitole Toulouse –I Pagliacci –BEPPE
"Mikeldi Atxalandabaso as Beppe sang a beautiful Herlekin serenade."
carayonk
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Théâtre du Capitole Toulouse – Le Prophète – JONAS
"… and Mikeldi Atxalandabaso as Jonas already conquered the Capitol’s audience with their voices. Their impeccable French pronunciation and their affinity with the characters , makes them stand out of the ensemble. "
Amalthée
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Teatro real Madrid – Carmen - REMENDADO
"…and Mikeldi Atxalandabaso in the role of Remendado was high class both vocally and actingly. "
Brio Clásica
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ON STAGE
Teatro Real Madrid - Rheingold - MIME
Photo: Javier del Real
 
Teatro Real Madrid - Rheingold - MIME
Photo: Javier del Real