Carlos VÁZQUEZ Chorus Coach and Conductor


Since the season 2014/15 Carlos Vázquez is engaged at the Oldenburg State Theatre as Kapellmeister and director of studies. Here, he conducts such productions as EVITA, PINOCCHIO, SATYAGRAHA , SWEENY TODD, LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, DIE LUSTIGE WITWE, CRISTINA- REGINA DI SVEZIA, HÄNSEL UND GRETEL, DIE ENTFÜHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL, RIGOLETTO… In 2016 Carlos Vázquez had the musical direction of the New Year`s Concerts of the Innsbruck Symphony Orchestra. In 2017 he conducted RIGOLETTO at the Braunschweig State Theatre.
Moreover, since autumn 2015, he is also the artistic director of the Oldenburg Youth Orchestra. Together with the Oldenburg State Orchestra they give symphony concerts.

In the season 13/14 his first permanent engagement in Germany brought him as soloist coach with conducting contract and assistant of the choir director to the Opera House Bonn.

The artist obtained his musical education at the Music Conservatory Puebla with Esperanza Sánchez. He had master classes for opera repertoire with Enrique Jaso, Danielle Orlando and Tito Capobianco.
Already since 2003 Carlos Vázquez worked as chorus coach and was in charge of numerous opera productions such as : Gianni Schicchi, Rigoletto, Il Barbieri Di Siviglia, Un Ballo In Maschera, Il Tabarro, Nabucco, Fidelio, Le Nozze Di Figaro, Cavalleria Rusticana / I Pagliacci, L’italiana In Algeri, Der Schauspieldirektor and Werther. In Cosi Fan Tutte and The Turn Of The Screw he also worked as assistant conductor.

From 2004 to 2011 Carlos Vázquez was engaged at the Mexican National Opera. As an assistant conductor and chorus coach he was in charge of such productions as Cosi Fan Tutte, Cavalleria Rusticana/I Pagliacci, La Scala Di Seta, L’Occasione Fa Il Ladro. As a choral coach he studied a.o. La Fille Du Régiment, La Bohème, Carmen, La Traviata, Rusalka, Manon Lescaut, L’Elisir d’Amore, Lucia Di Lammermoor, Il Barbiere Di Siviglia, Rigoletto, La Cenerentola, La Damnation De Faust, Die Walküre, Siegfried, Götterdämmerung, Turandot, Orfeo E Euridice, Madama Butterfly, Romeo Et Juliette, Die Zauberflöte, Die Entführung Aus Dem Serail, Don Giovanni, Orfeo (Monteverdi), Le Dialogue Des Carmélites, Tosca, Jenufa, Eugen Onegin, Edgar, Alexander Nevsky, Tata Vasco, Unicamente La Verdad ( Ortiz), La Vida Breve and Die Fledermaus.

Moreover, in 2011 he assisted to Rossini’s Stabat Mater, a production with the OFUNAM Orchestra.

The pianist absolved master classes with Susan Graham (2004), Catherine Malfitano (2008) and Renée Fleming (2009).

The many distinguished conductors Carlos Vázquez worked with include Riccardo Frizza, Edoardo Müller, Marco Zambelli, Carlo Miguel Prieto, Christopher Franklin, Walter Attanasi, Carlos García Ruíz, Ivan Anguélov, Jan Latham König Niksa Bareza,…besides he worked with soloists like Ramón Vargas, Olga Borodina, Anna Netrebko, Rolando Villazón, Hasmik Papian, Enkelejda Shkosa…

The the young artist’s own productions include “ Die Zauberflöte for children” and a symphonic concert with the UNAM (Youth Orchestra Eduardo Mata) in Mexico.

In summer 2012 and 2013 he was assistant conductor and chorus coach at the Aegean Festival in Greece and in autumn 2012 he had an engagement at the Teatro Santa Cruz in Teneriffa also as assistant conductor. In the season 12/13 he was guest chorus coach at the Deutsche Oper Berlin.

Staatstheater Oldenburg – Dead Man Walking
The conductor Carlos Vázquez and the perfectly well disposed Oldenburg State Orchestra find the right balance between reticence and brash play, between atmospheric tone painting and ( en the huge ensemble scenes) great escalations.
Das Opernglas 5/2019 – M. Wilks
Staatstheater Oldenburg – CARMEN
At the desk Carlos Vasquez is lucky to have Hendrik Vestmann’s preparations. Without thunder or exaggeration his conducting supports the happenings on stage. Spriritedly he masters the emotions.
Oldenburg State Theatre - SWEENY TODD
And Carlos Vásquez and the State Orchestra proove by their colorful and multi-faceted sound, that „Sweeney Todd“ isn't an ordinary musical.
Carlos Vázquez, conducting the Oldenburg State Orchestra perfectly succeeds in bringings the rhytmically difficult music to life.
Oldenburg State Theatre - SATYAGRAHA
The musical reproduction under the direction of Carlos Vásquez was so exciting as this music can possibly be. Once the patterns for woods, strings and organ , which are simple in harmony, rhythmic and melody yet always tonal - like the Arpeggio at the beginning followed by very simple musical scales - are created, they powerfully increase and then abate, having a maelstrom-like impact ,often contrasted by the big powerful-voiced choir score.
New Year's Concert- Tyrolean Symphony Orchestra Innsbruck the rostrum conductor Carlos Vazquéz : sensitive, well organized, carefully navigating the Tyrolean Symphony Orchestra through the galaxies.
Staatstheater Oldenburg - Pinocchios Abenteuer
'Dove's music athmospherically sounds like film music but it extends well beyond illustrating happenings and feelings. Melody, gestures and the colourful orchestration don't interfere but they are truely profound and thoroughly delightful. Conductor Carlos Vázquez makes the orchestra's play tight and clear, with sensuous emphases.'
'... on stage just as lucent as in the orhestra pit. In his composition, Dove plays with stiles and sounds, making all senses swoosh. One can clearly recognize borrowings from Strawinsky, Britten and Adams. Carlos Vázquez confidently leads the state orchestra through the challenging score.'
Dirigent, Studienleiter und Herr der Tasteninstrumente (german)