Stage director, playwright and music critic. Born in Cintalapa (Chiapas, Mexico).
His professional engagements this year will take him to Valencia (new production of La canción del olvido), San José de Costa Rica (new production of La corte de Faraón), Cali (new production of Rigoletto) and to several locations in the south of Mexico, to continue with the performances of the show Chiapas Lírico which premiered in January. In the summer he will take part in the II Estudio de Zarzuela in Torralba de Calatrava and will be in charge of the Festival Lírico de Medinaceli.
He studied Industrial Engineering in his native country, combining it with Fine Arts and Music. He studied graphic design in Mexico City, drama workshops in New York and architecture in Madrid (Polytechnic University), as well as various art courses in other European cities.
From a very young age he became interested in the world of Theatre. He was assistant to stage directors in Mexico and Spain, in theatre, zarzuela and opera. His first incursion as a director in lyric music was in Mexico City, with a show based on Manuel de Falla's Siete canciones populares (Seven Popular Songs), in 1996. He went on to direct plays and zarzuelas.
His debut as an opera stage director was with Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor at the Teatro Jovellanos in Gijón in 2004. Since then he has staged operas such as La traviata, Rigoletto, La bohème, Turandot, Amahl and the night visitors, Pepita Jiménez, Cavalleria rusticana, Carmen and the operetta La viuda alegre by Lehár. He has written and premiered lyric-theatre shows (Handel, king of baroque opera; Ferdinand VI and his musical court; A tribute to Albéniz; Mahler: an artist at the turn of the century) and directed the musical A man's a man at the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He has collaborated with cultural publications in Mexico (ProÓpera), Spain (Opera World, Mundo Clásico), Argentina (Óperayre) and those of the Mozart Festival of La Coruña, Teatro de la Zarzuela and Teatro Real de Madrid. He directed the lyric shows Sumisión y sortilegios at the Teatro Municipal de Bogotá (2012), La travesía at the Gran Teatro de La Habana (2012) and the performance Rodin: los volúmenes del hombre in Mexico City (Museo Soumaya, 2013). In 2015 he directed in Madrid the premiere of two plays to commemorate International Theatre Day, new productions of La traviata in Bogotá (2015) and La bohème at the IV Festival de Ópera de Oaxaca (2016). Also in 2016 he conducted La corte de Faraón in the Colombian capital and in 2017, for the Ópera Nacional de México he directed Gianni Schicchi, the zarzuela María la O in Santa Marta (Colombia) and the revival of La viuda alegre in Bogotá. That same year he directed Don Giovanni at the Ateneo de Madrid. In 2018 he premiered Farinelli VS Carestini at the Corral de Comedias de Alcalá de Henares and conducted Carmen and Luisa Fernanda at the Temporada Internacional de Zarzuela in Bogotá, an Opera Gala at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City (with a subsequent tour of more than a dozen Mexican cities), the lyric show Monumental in Toledo (Spain), a new production of La traviata at the Teatro Municipal de Cali and premiered the shows Bijoux lyriques and La muerte de Violeta in Madrid, with texts of his own authorship. In 2019 he premiered the play Reina y mujer, las Tudor en ópera (also with texts by him) at the Festival 5 de Mayo in Puebla (Mexico) and at the Ateneo de Madrid. That same year he did a new production in Bogotá (La traviata) and in Cali (Lucia di Lammermoor). In 2020 he directed the baroque zarzuela El imposible mayor en amor, le vence Amor en Dallas and participated in the revival of the Colombian zarzuela Romance esclavo in Bogotá. In 2021 he directed the zarzuela Cecilia Valdés in the Temporada Lírica de Andorra, Der Schauspieldirektor at the Teatro Real de Aranjuez and the zarzuela Los Gavilanes in Bogotá, as well as founding the Estudio de Zarzuela in collaboration with the Orquesta Filarmónica de La Mancha.
Since December 2020 he has been artistic director of the Festival Lírico de Medinaceli.
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El imposible mayor en amor, le vence amor
Las Tudor en ópera
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