Artist Of The Week: Pablo García-López

Spanish Tenor To Sing In Beethoven’s ‘Fidelio’

By Francisco Salazar
(Credit: Javier Del Rey)

Pablo García-López is one of today’s rising stars in the opera world. Throughout the past few years the Spanish tenor has performed with some of the most prestigious Spanish theaters in the world and has made some appearances internationally that have brought him acclaim. He has also specialized in the work of Mozart and has worked with the likes of Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Chailly, Jesús López-Cobos, and Omer Meir Wellber, among other great conductors and directors. He has become an exponent of modern music in works like “Dead Man Walking” and Zarzuela.

And this week, the tenor returns to the Teatro Cervantes  to make his role debut as Jaquino in Beethoven’s “Fidelio” as he continues to expand his repertoire into German works. The tenor has already performed such German repertoire as “Capriccio” and “The Abduction of the Seraglio” and he is also set for Tamino in “Die Zauberflote” this season. García-López, who worked as a young artist at the Plácido Domingo del Palau de les Arts de Valencia program and studied in Madrid and Berlin, has been hailed for his “expressive voice” and for his “acting skills” and this supporting but important role should be another great addition to his emerging career.

For those not in Málaga for “Fidelio,” García-López will return to the Teatro de la Zarzuela for the new work “Policías y Ladrones” and is also set to return to the Opéra de Lausanne for the popular spanish work “Doña Francisquita.”

Recordings

For those not familiar with the tenor’s voice, he is on a recording of “Turandot” with Zubin Mehta, singing the role of Pong and on a DVD of “La Bohème” from the Palau de les Arts conducted by Riccardo Chailly and starring Aquiles Machado and Gal James.

And here he is singing in “L’Elisir d’Amore” as Nemorino from his hometown in Córdoba.

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