José Coca Loza

José Coca Loza

Zurich-based Bolivian bass, José Coca Loza, begins 2020/21 Season singing the bass part in Der Messias at Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and Grand Théâtre de Genève in Robert Wilson’s production and under the baton of Mark Minkowski. Later this season he will sing a gala solo concert in Verona under the baton of Andrea Marcon and the Venice Baroque Orchestra. In November, José appears as Alidoro in a semistaged production of La Cenerentola in Baden Baden with Les Musiciens du Prince under the Baton of Gianluca Capuano and will sing alongside Cecilia Bartoli in her European Concert Tour. He will reappear at the Mozart Woche in Salzburg in a semistaged concert of Don Giovanni as Masetto/Commendatore directed by Rolando Villazon with Capella Barca and Maestro Andras Schiff.

Recent highlights include his Royal Opera House Covent Garden debut as Lesbos alongside Joyce DiDonato in the season opening production of Agrippina (Kosky/Emelyanychev); the role of Astolfo in Orlando Furioso at Tchaikovsky Hall; Der Messias at the Mozart Woche in Salzburg; Fidelio on tour as Rocco with Gustavo Dudamel and Haly in L'italiana in Algeri with Ensemble Mattheaus (Jean-Christophe Spinosi conducting) at Salzburg Festival and at the Opera Royal de Versailles; Alidoro in La Cenerentola on tour with Cecilia Bartoli at Lucerne Festival, Palau del la Musica in Barcelona and at the Auditorio Nacional de Música in Madrid; the role of Clistene in L’Olimpiade with Andrea Marcon conducting La Cetra Barockorchester at Amsterdam Concertgebouw; Mustafa in L'italiana in Algeri under the baton of Giancarlo Andretta with Orquesta Ciudad de Granada, and Truffaldino in Ariadne auf Naxos at the Festival de Música de Canarias in Tenerife and Las Palmas. On the concert platform, José sang Mozart’s Requiem with Tonhalle Orchester Zurich and with The Hague Philharmonic.

After completing his studies at the Music Conservatory in Basel, José joined the Opera Studio at Theatre Basel where he sang such roles as Melisso / Alcina, Alte Diener / Elektra, and Marchese d’Obigny / La Traviata and he is a pupil of Silvana Bazzoni since 2014.

Date Last Edited: 27/10/2020
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