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Jordi Domènech (Counter-tenor)

Born: Maanilleu (Barcelona), Spain

The Catalan/Spanish counter-tenor, Jordi Domènech, attended the Conservatori Superior Municipal de Música in Barcelona where he finished his piano studies. He studied singing and piano at the Royal Academy of Music and at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. He has won piano, composition and singing prizes (Countertenor prize 1997 in Viñas International Singing Competition).

Jordi Domènech has sung with the ensembles Europa Galante, London Baroque, Al Ayre Español, Hippocampus, La Colombina, Early Opera Company, Orphenica Lyra and the symphony orchestras of Catalunya, Euskadi, Cordoba, Santiago, Palma, Galicia, Murcia, Granada and Seville. He started his operatic career as a cover in George Frideric Handel’s Rodelinda for Glyndebourne Opera Festival and Glyndebourne Touring Opera and Monteverdi’s Orfeo for Birmingham Opera. He also sang Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, Antonio Vivaldi’s Tito Manlio, Ercole sul Termodonte and Bajazet, Monteverdi’s Incoronazione di Poppea, (Hamburg Staadsoper), Alessandro Scarlatti Carlo, Re d’Allemagna (Teatro Massimo in Palermo), Cavalli’s La Didone, Mussorgky’s Boris Godunov, G.F. Handel’s Agrippina, Giulio Cesare and Amadigi and the main roles in Mazzocchi’s La Catena d’Adone (for Innsbruck and Antwerp Early Music Festivals), Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice (Òpera de Sabadell), and in Santos L’adéu de Lucrècia for the Teatre Lliure opening season in Barcelona. He made his debut in Milan’s Teatro alla Scala with Corghi’s Tat’jana and in Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu with G.F. Handel’s Giulio Cesare.

As a concert artist Jordi Domènech has also sung Giovanni Battista Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater with London Baroque and Emma Kirkby, Bruckner’s Requiem, J.S. Bach’s Johannes-Passion (BWV 245), Weihnachts-Oratorium (BWV 248), Mass in B minor (BWV 232) and Matthäus-Passion (BWV 244), G.F. Handel’s Messiah and La resurrezione, Orff’s Carmina Burana and the premiere of Guarneri’s Passione secondo Matteo with La Scala Chorus and Orchestra.

Source: Jordi Domènech Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (October 2013)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Alberto Martinez Molina


BWV 54, BWV 109, BWV 112, BWV 170

Links to other Sites

Jordi Domènech - contratenor (Official Website) [Catalan/Spanish/English]

Musica Angelkica: Jordi Domenech, countertenor

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