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Rubén Martínes (Tenor)

Born: Argentina

The Argintenean tenor, Rubén Martínez, began his musical studies at the Conservatory Gilardo Gilardi of La Plata city, completing the same at the Institute of Arts of the Colon Theatre in Buenos Aires. He participated actively in the courses organized by Musical Festival with the masters Heather Harper, and Aldo Baldin, and also he made courses like scenographer & lighting designer in San Martin Theatre Buenos Aires. He obtained the following prizes: First prize of Argentina musical contest (Bank Foundation Mai); Second Prize of of the 5th contest ”Lirics Voices” (Richard Wagner Association); First mention of contest Coca Cola in the arts; First Prize in Opera, Oratorio, and the best Mozart’s singer at the International Contest of South Africa, receiving the especial premiun “princes cantorum” - best singer of the year; World finalist at the 4th International Contest Luciano Pavaroti; First National prize of Placido Domingo Contest; Finalist in “Cardiff singer of the world” (Wales).

As soloist Rubén Martínez has performed works of: Monteverdi, Antonio Vivaldi, J.S. Bach, J. Haydn, George Frideric Handel, Purcell, Gluck, Mozart, Paisiello, L.v. Beethoven, Schubert, Robert Schumann, Felix Mendelssohn, Donizetti, Rossini, Georges Bizet, Berlioz. He performed the following opera’s roles: Don Giovanni, Lucio Silla, Die Zauberflöte, L’elisir D’amore, Lucrezia Borgia, Lucia di Lammermoor, Barbiere of Sevilla (Rossini, Paisiello), L’amore Innocente, (Salieri), Les Pecheurs des perles, Romeo et Juliette, I pagliacci (Arlechino), La Boheme, La Traviata.

Internationally, Rubén Martínez sang in: Montreal and Otawa (Canada), Washington (USA),Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, Chile, Brasil, Peru, UK, Italy, Denmark, Belgium, France, Germany. He performed in the South American debut of Cantata Misericordium and Les Iluminations by Benjamin Britten at the Colon Theatre in Buenos Aires, and Stabat Mater of Rossini. He sang the South American debut of the Requiem of Donizetti, with CD recording in Buenos Aires. In Chile he performed La Boheme, Lucrezia Borgia, and The godchild of death (world premiere) by Wilfred Junge. In Uruguay he he appeared in the South American premiere of the Mass of glory by Mascagni, and the Messiah by G.F. Handel recorded live. In Brasil he participated in the reopening of the Manaos Theatre singing in Barbiere of Sevilla. In Peru he sang The Messiah on invitation by Luigi Alba.

After that, Rubén Martínez came to Europe and he sang with the European Opera Center Lucio Silla by Mozart; in UK, Ireland and Denmark; Don Giovanni in Belgium, Die Zauberflöte in the Lindsay Kempf production in Italy. Recently he sang L’elisir D’amore, Magnificat (BWV 243) of J.S. Bach, Die Erstewalpurgis Nacht by F. Mendelssohn, Te Deum of Berlioz, Symphony No. 9 of L.v. Beethoven, in Argentina

He appeared in Barbiere di Sevilla by Paisiello at the Verdi theatre of Trieste, Requiem of Mozart in Switzerland, L’amore Innocente by A. Salieri at the Salieri theatre in Legnago; Le Cinese by Gluck in Verona, Italy; Mass in Mib by Schubert and Johannes-Passion (BWV 245) by J.S. Bach in Munich; Oster-Oratorium (BWV 249) and Cantata BWV 147 by J.S. Bach. He sang La Vierge by Massenet with Montserrat Caballe in Rome; Cosi fan Tutte for the R.A.I, Italian Tv, Die Zauberflöte in France tour, and Cirano de Bergerac at Metz Opera House, France.

After that he sang Les Indes Galantes by Rameau, and Don The Colon Theatre. This year he sang Ubu Rex, Carmen, and Manon Lescaut at The Colon Theatre in Buenos Aires.

Source: Rubén Martínez Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (December 2010)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Mario Videla


DVD: BWV 147

Links to other Sites

Rubén Martínez - tenor - cantante lírico (Official Website) [Mostly Spanish]


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