Damián del Castillo

Baritone
Damián del Castillo

Born in Úbeda (Jaén). Graduate in Music in the speciality of Singing in Málaga, with Alicia Molina. He extends his education during two courses at the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía in Madrid, working with teachers as Manuel Cid and Tom Krause. He has received master classes from Teresa Berganza, Reri Grist and Carlos Chausson. At the moment he is improving his technique with Juan Lomba.

Winner of the IX of the singing competition “Nuevas voces” in Seville in 2011, finalist at the XI Singing competition Acisclo Fernández Carriedo, finalist of the III Singing Contest Villa de Colmenar and Special Mention in the Young Artists’ Exhibition in Málaga.

He has sung as a soloist at Teatro Real, Teatro de la Zarzuela, Auditorio Nacional de Madrid, Gran Teatre del Liceu of Barcelona, Teatro de la Maestranza of Sevilla, Palacio Euskalduna in Bilbao, Campoamor of Oviedo, Palau de les Arts of Valencia, Pérez Galdós de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Teatro Cervantes of Málaga, Teatro Villamarta in Jerez, Palacio de Festivales de Santander, Mezquita-Catedral in Córdoba, and Museo del Prado, among others. He has also sung at Sala Toscanini of the Teatro alla Scala de Milán, Teatro São Carlos in Lisboa, Chicago, Kansas City (First International Festival of Latin American and Spanish Music), Instituto Cervantes on Berlin, Festival Terras sem sombra in Portugal, Festival de Música y Danza Ciudad de Úbeda, Festival de Otoño Ciudad de Jaén, Festival de Música Antigua de Málaga and he has been awarded a scholarship by the Sociedad de Artistas Intérpretes o Ejecutantes de España (AIE) to o give concerts  throughout Spain.

In opera we highlight his performances at Teatro de la Maestranza de Sevilla (The Telephone or L'Amour à trois, Menotti) or the Teatro São Carlos de Lisboa (La Traviata). He has also sung roles such as Malatesta (Don Pasquale), Enrico (Lucia di Lammermoor), Eneas (Dido and Aeneas), Conde (Le nozze di Figaro), and Papageno (Die Zauberflöte), among others. He frequently performs at Teatro de la Zarzuela of Madrid, where he obtained great success in El Juramento, La verbena de la Paloma, and recently in Marina.

In the oratory field he has sung as soloist: Bach’s Cantata No. 82, Faure’s Requiem, Charpentier’s Messe de Minuit and Leçons de Ténèbres, Haydn’s Mass Nelson, Mozart’s Requiem and Coronation Mass, Campra’s Requiem, Puccini’s Messa di Gloria, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle and Händel’s Messiah. He has also performed some concerts singing the Lied cycle Die Schöne Müllerin and Die Winterreise by Schubert along with pianist David Aijón.

He has sung under the baton of conductors such as: Michel Plasson, Antoni Ros Marbá, Ives Abel, Jean Ives Ossonce, Carlos Miguel Prieto, Massimo Zanetti, David Afkham, Patrick Fournillier, Kei Lynn Wilson, Arturo Díez, Miguel Ángel Gómez Martínez, Lorenzo Ramos, Cristóbal Soler, Alejo Pérez, Pedro Halffter, Renato Palumbo, Giampaolo Bisanti, Manuel Coves, or Ramón Tebar; and by stage directos such as: Emilio Sagi, José Carlos Plaza, Willy Decker, Calixto Bieito, Paco Azorín, Francisco López, Tomás Muñoz, Mario Pontiggia or Pier Luigi Pizzi.

Recently, we must highlight his performances at the Teatro Real in Madrid (Death in Venice, Romeo et Juliette, La traviata, Bomarzo, Dead Man Walking), a concert in New Orleans with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, several performances of La llama, with a recording. He debuted the role of Sharpless (Madama Butterfly) at the Teatro del Liceo, as well as leading roles as Rodrigo (Don Carlo), Figaro (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Rigoletto (Rigoletto) and Guglielmo (Così fan tutte) in Madrid, Bilbao, Oviedo and Málaga, respectively.

This Season he performes at the Teatro de la Maestranza de Sevilla (Samson et Dalila, High Priest), Teatro Calderón of Valladolid (Un ballo in maschera, Renato), Teatro Principal de Palma de Mallorca (Lucia di Lammermoor, Enrico) and the Teatro de la Zarzuela de Madrid (La tabernera del puerto, Juan de Eguía).    

Date Last Edited: 16/01/2020
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