He was born in La Coruña (Spain) in 1994, where he studied singing with tenor Pablo Carballido del Camino and Piano with Cristina López. In 2012 he began his singing studies at the Musik Akademie Basel, where he studies with the mezzosoprano Rosa Domínguez, finishing his Master Degree in 2017.
In opera, he has recently sung: • Händel’s Ottone (role: Adelberto) at the Innsbrucker Festwochen, in 2019 • Legrenzi’s La divisione del mondo (role: La Discordia). Conducted by Christophe Rousset, at Strasbourg, Nancy and Versailles, in 2019 • Monteverdi’s Il ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria (roles: Umana fragilità and Pisandro) at the Teatro Olimpico di Vicenza, in 2018 • Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas (roles: Sorceress and Spirit), conducted by Paul Agnew with the Ambronay Baroque Accademy in 2017. • In September 2019 he recorded with his ensemble Los Elementos José de Nebra’s baroque zarzuela Vendado es Amor, no es ciego, for the discographic label Glossa.
As a soloist in oratorio he has sung Händel’s Messiah, Ode for the birthday of Queen Anne, and Il trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno (Disinganno) under the direction of Paul Agnew (Trondheim Baroque Festival), Bach’s John Passion, Pasquini’s Il San Vito (at Boston Early Music Festival), Michael Haydn’s Requiem in c-moll, Hasse’s Miserere in c-moll, Monteverdi’s Vespro della Beata Vergine, Saint-Saëns’ Oratorio de Noël, Mozart’s Coronation Mass, Sparrow Mass and Trinitas Mass, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Magnificat and Beatus Vir, Charpentier’s Te Deum and Traetta’s Stabat Mater.
He regularly attends to masterclasses with renowned singers and teachers like Margreet Honig, Sara Mingardo, Mariella Devia, Philippe Jaroussky, Valerie Guillorit, Christine Schäfer, Alessandro de Marchi, Sophie Daneman, Carlos Mena and Maria Cristina Kiehr, and has worked with conductors like Paul Agnew, Christophe Rousset, Jordi Savall, Gabriel Garrido, Lionel Sow or Josep Pons.
He has performed with orchestras such as Le Concert des Nations, Hesperion XXI, Trondheim Baroque Orchestra, Les talens Lyriques, Café Zimmermann, la Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia, Ensemble Elyma, Musica Fiorita and La Grande Chapelle.
His recent and future engagements include: a Les Arts Florissants production of Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo at the operas of Nantes and Angers under the baton of Paul Agnew, St. John Passionby Bach with the Nederlandse Bach Vereniging and René Jacobs, several concerts with Lucien Julien-Laferrière and the Ensemble Semura Sonora, a concert titled Hear my prayer by H. Purcell with Les Arts Florissants and Paul Agnew, a concert with Donde ay violencia, no ay culpa by J. de Nebra in Basel with the Ensemble Los Elementos, a recital at Teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid and Maddalena ai piedi di Cristo by Caldara with René Jacobs and the Freiburger Barockorchester at the Cité de la Musique-Philharmonie, Paris. Winner of the X Jardin des voix, he performs the role of Arminio of Händel’s Partenope in a world tour under William Christie baton (2021-2022).
Since 2020 he is a member of Philippe Jaroussky’s voice Academy.
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PARTÉNOPE WITH LES ARTS FLORISSANTS 03 September 2021 19:30 KKL Luzern, Lucerne 26 September 2021 16:30 Ateneul Roman, Bucarest 28 September 2021 19:00 Palace of Arts, Budapest 29 September 2021 20:30 Philharmonie / Cité de la Musique, Paris 30 September 2021 20:30 Philharmonie / Cité de la Musique, Paris 02 October 2021 20:00 Teatro Colón, Coruña 17 October 2021 16:00 Grand Théâtre, Angers 24 October 2021 18:00 Palau de les Arts, Valencia 28 January 2022 20:00 Opera Royal, Versailles 29 January 2022 19:00 Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona 26 April 2022 20:00 Théâtre Graslin, Nantes 27 April 2022 20:00 Théâtre Graslin, Nantes
OTTONE 12 September 2021 18:00 Internationale Händel Festspiele Göttingen, Einbeck
ORPHEUS BY TELEMANN 27 November 2021 19:30 Don Bosco, Basel
CANTADAS DE JOSÉ TORRES 4 January 2022 20:00 Teatro de la Zarzuela, Madrid
MADDALENA AI PIEDI DI CRISTO 16 April 2022 20:00 Philharmonie, Paris
ISRAEL IN EGYPT (HÄNDEL) 16 June 2022, Philharmonie, Paris 18 June 2022, Konzerthaus, Freiburg 20 June 2022, Berliner Philharmoniker, Berlin
LA SENNA FESTEGGIANTE 01 July 2022 20:00 Opéra Royal - Château de Versailles 02 July 2022 20:00 Opéra Royal - Château de Versailles
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El bajel que no recela
maddalena ai piedi di cristo. auditorio nacional. 2022
"The brilliant vocal ensemble showed more care for expressivity and the display of affection through the vocal line than for the text, with the exception of the young Coruña-born Alberto Miguélez (Amor celestial), who made it clear that he is a rising star. The young countertenor delighted us with his homogeneous colour, beautiful timbre and ease of agility, as well as offering us his triumphant castanet-playing skills in his last aria of the 2nd act 'Sè, lieti festeggiate'". Rosario de la Guía (Opera World)
PARTENOPE. PALAU DE LES ARTS. 2021
"The countertenor Alberto Miguélez Rouco (Armindo) from A Coruña is equally magnificent, whose voice has nothing to envy in terms of beauty to Cutting's (and may even be more refined than his colleague's)". Eduardo Torrico (Scherzo)
"Alberto Miguélez Rouco, also a countertenor, maintained the very high level of the cast with an Armindo full of strength and skill". Justo Romero (Beckmesser)
"Alberto Minguélez Rouco sang the role of Armindo with the light beauty of a voice that still retains something of childishness, in the best sense. A natural, powerful and well-placed voice that remained in tune at all times but conveyed a certain coldness." Pedro Valbuena(Opera World)
"In the role of Armido, the work of Alberto Mínguelez Rouco also stood out, and he gave an admirable performance. His voice stood out in the upper range of the instrument, showing great comfort in the agilities". Jordi Lledó Palomares (Platea Magazine)
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