Damián del Castillo

Damián del Castillo

Born in Úbeda (Jaén). Graduate in Music in the specialty of Singing in Málaga, being his teacher Alicia Molina. He extends his education during two courses at the School of Music 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 soloist at the Teatro Real, Teatro de la Zarzuela, Auditorio Nacional (Madrid), Gran Teatre del Liceu (Barcelona), Teatro de la Maestranza (Seville), São Carlos (Lisbon), Palacio Euskalduna (Bilbao), Campoamor (Oviedo), Pérez Galdós (Las Palmas), Teatro Cervantes (Málaga), Teatro Villamarta (Jerez), Palacio de Festivales (Santander), Mezquita-Catedral (Córdoba), Chicago, Kansas City (First International Festival of Latin American and Spanish Music), Instituto Cervantes (Berlín), Festival Terras sem sombra, Music and Dance Festival in Úbeda, Festival de Otoño in Jaén and  Málaga’s Antique Music Festival.

His most notable performances include The Telephone, or L'Amour à trois (Ben) and Der König Kandaules at Teatro de la Maestranza; La Traviata (Germont) at Teatro São Carlos; Carmen at Palacio Euskalduna; Otello at Ópera de Oviedo, Festival de Peralada, Teatro de la Maestranza and Liceu; El Juramento and La Verbena de la Paloma at Teatro de la Zarzuela; Death in Venice, Romeo et Juliette and La Traviata at Teatro Real; a concert in New Orleans with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and several concerts performing La Llama with the Orquesta de Euskadi, which were recorded and released in Deutsche Grammophon, Simon Boccanegra at the Liceu; Don Carlo at Teatros del Canal; Il Barbiere di Siviglia at ABAO and Die Winterreise in El Escorial.  He has also sung roles such as Malatesta (Don Paquale), Enrico (Lucia di Lammermoor), Aeneas (Dido and Aeneas), Count (Le nozze di Figaro), Papageno (Die Zauberflöte), among others.

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 playing the Lied cycle Die Schöne Müllerin and Die Winterreise by Schubert.

He has been accompanied by orchestras such as: Madrid, Portuguese Symphony Orchestra, Gran Canaria Philharmonic, Málaga Philharmonic, Euskadi Symphony Orchestra, Cordoba Symphony Orchestra and Jaén Symphony Orchestra. He has been under the baton of conductors such as: Aldo Ceccato, Miguel Roa, Antonello Allemandi, Antoni Ros Marbá, Alexander Rahbari, Hansjörg Schellenberger, Inma Shara, Kery Lynn Wilson, Arturo Díez, Miguel Ángel Gómez Martínez, Lorenzo Ramos and Cristóbal Soler; and stage directors such as: Emilio Sagi, José Carlos Plaza, Ivo Guerra, Francisco López, Tomás Muñoz, Mario Pontiggia or Pier Luigi Pizzi.

His recent performances include Tannhäuser at Teatro de la Maestranza, Rigoletto at Ópera de Oviedo, Thaïs and Un ballo in maschera at Liceu, Bomarzo  and Dead Man Walking at Teatro Real, Marina at Teatro de la Zarzuela, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in Cordoba, Così fan tutte y Rigoletto en at Teatro Cervantes in Malaga, the world premiere of Fuenteovejuna by Jorge Muñiz, at Ópera de Oviedo, Turandot and a Zarzuela Gala at Palau de les Arts, María del Pilar at Teatro de la Zarzuela, Madama Butterfly at Gran Teatre del Liceu, Il Finto Sordo at the Fundación Juan March and in ABAO and a concert with Gregory Kunde at Teatre Principal de Palma.

Date Last Edited: 13/11/2018
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