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Spanish baritone Alberto Martínez (Almendralejo, 1986) studied flute and singing at the conservatory of Salamanca and received a Master in opera performance at the conservatory of Valencia. He studied with David Menéndez, Ofelia Sala, Javier San Miguel, Dietrich Henschel and Manuel Burgueras, among others.
In 2017 he was selected for the International Opera Academy in Ghent, where he attends a two-year postgraduate course.
He has performed the roles of Guglielmo in Così fan tutte (Mozart), Nardo in La finta giardiniera (Mozart), L´horloge and Le chat in L´enfant et les sortilèges (Ravel), Schaunard in La Bohème (Puccini), The Drunken Poet and The winter in The Fairy Queen (Purcell), Uberto in La serva padrona (Pergolesi), Brundibar in Brundibar (Kràsa), Brabantische Edle in Lohengrin (Wagner), Golaud in Petit Pelléas (based on Pelléas et Mélisande by Debussy) and Beck in A Matter of Triumph and Void (based on Triumph of Spirit over Matter and Void by Henderickx).
He also performed zarzuela roles like Ricardo Martín in El Barbero de Sevilla (Giménez and Nieto), Lamparilla in El barberillo de Lavapiés (Barbieri) and Joaquín in La del Manojo de Rosas (Sorozabal). He sang several oratorio masterpieces including Messiah (Handel), Requiem (Fauré), Requiem (Mozart), Lazarus (Schubert) and various cantatas by J.S Bach within the project Bach Studium, conducted by Alfonso Sebastián. He worked with conductors Korneel Bernolet (Apotheosis), Philip Raté (Spectra ensemble), Alejo Pérez (Opera Vlaanderen), Otto Tausk (Belgian National Orchestra) Eduardo López Banzo (Al ayre español), Javier Castro (Ars Nova) and Jordi Francés, and directors David Alden, Darren Ross, Jorinde Keesmat, Gema Beltran, Lucija Brnic, Wolfgang Gruber and Guy Joosten.
Alberto performed at Teatro Liceo in Salamanca, Auditorio Nacional de Música in Madrid, Palau de la Música and Palau de les Arts in Valencia, Miry Concertzaal, Minardschowburg and Muziekcentrum De Bijloke in Ghent, BOZAR and Téâtre royal des galeries in Brussels and the Kunsthuis Opera Vlaanderen in Antwerp and Ghent.