CARLOS ALMAGUER VILLALOBOS
Considered as one of the most important voices of dramatic baritone today. Born in Mexico D.F. where he learned to play different musical instruments and started his singing studies with Maestro Francisco Amador. In the beginning he won the 3rd and 1st place in different emissions on Carlo Morelli Singing Competition. Later in Barcelona, he was awarded on the Francisco Viñas Competition with a scholarship at Siena – Italy.
In Spain he met the great baritone Vicente Sardinero who becomes his teacher of singing and vocal training, which led him to win several international singing competitions, most notably in Spain: the Francisco Viñas, Jaime Aragall, Julian Gayarre, Francisca Cuart, Verviers in Belgium, among others.
His international career has transpired in a spectacular way in the best stages in the world, in countries like Germany, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Greece, Rumania, Bulgaria, Australia, Switzerland, Hungary, China, Israel, London, Chile, United States of America, England, Ireland, Netherlands, France, Korea, Denmark, Costa Rica, Russia etc. interpreting the most representative roles in the international lyric written for his tessitura like Alfio “Cavalleria Rusticana” – P.Mascagni, Enrico “Lucia de Lamermoor” – G. Donizetti, Amonasro “Aida”, Don Carlo di Vargas “La Forza del Destino”, Rigoletto “Rigoletto”, Il Conte di Luna “Il Trovatore” , Miller “Luisa Miller”, Renato “Un Ballo in Maschera”, Ezio Attila”, Nabuccodonosor “Nabucco”, Jago “Otello”, Simon “Simon Boccanegra”, Macbeth “Macbeth”, Rolando “La Battaglia di Legnano”, Monforte “I Vesperi Sicilliani” from G.Verdi, Tonio “I Pagliacci” R.Leocavallo, Carlo Gerard “Andrea Chénier”, Jack Rance “La Fanciulla del West”, Michele “Il Tabarro”, Scarpia “Tosca” from G.Puccini.
Some of the theaters that stand out in his career are: Teatro Massimo di Palermo, Arena dI Verona, Modena Teatro Luciano Pavarotti, Bassano del Grappa, Opera de Torino, Teatro San Carlo Di Napoli, Teatro comunale di Bologna, Teatro Carlo Felice de Genova, Teatro de Pàdova, Opera de Frankfurt, Opera de Leipzing, Deutsche Opera Berlin, Hamburg, Opera di Strasburgo, Opera de Toulon, Opera de Marsella, Opera de Berna, Opera de Nantes, Opera de Viena, Opera de Lousan, Carnegie Hall, Opera de Budapest, Opera de Bucarest, Opera de Kanasawa, Opera Montpelier, Opera Nantes, Melbourne, Opera de Atenas, Opera de México, Opera Liceu de Barcelona, Teatro Gayarre Pampolna, Opera de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Opera de Wallonie (Lieja), Covent Garden-Royal Opera House, Teatro Municipal de Chile, Atenas, Amsterdam en la Sala de Conciertos Concertgebouw, Opera de Pekin, Opera de Tel-Aviv, Opera Nacional de México, así como el Festival de Opera de Sanvolinna, Festival de Trapani, Festival Puccini Torre del Lago, Festival de Opera de Taormina, Opera Nacional de Timisoara, Romania.
Among the awards he has received is the Award of Critics of artists, journalists and musicians from Mexico and La Medalla Dr. Alfonso Ortíz Tirado en Alamos Sonora, México.
Some of his upcoming engagements are Scarpia in Ópera de Toulon, Nabucco in Ópera de Menorca and Ópera de Warsaw. Rigoletto in La Soirée Lyriques de Sanxay.