Carlos Almaguer



Carlos Almaguer was born in Mexico City. Already from a young age he was involved in music and learned to play different musical instruments. At the same time Carlos Almaguer started working with his first teacher, Francisco Amador.

Carlos Almaguer has sung in Germany, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Greece (Athens), Romania, Bulgaria, Australia, Switzerland, Vienna, China, New York, Tel-Aviv, London, Chile, the USA, England, Savonlinna, Netherlands, France.

He sings with a great success the most famous roles for dramatic baritone in Andrea Chénier, La Fanciulla del West, Il Tabarro, Attila, Nabucco, Otello, Tosca, Simon Boccanegra and Macbeth, Rigoletto, Il Trovatore, I Pagliacci, Luisa Miller, Un Ballo in Maschera, Aida, and La Forza del Destino. In October 2015 he performed the title role in Verdi’s Nabucco at Teatro Comunale di Modena and also in Teatro Pergolesi di Jesi. Other notable engagements include: Scarpia/Tosca in Marseille and Opéra de Toulon; Amonasro/Aida at NCPA Beijing and in Liège; La Traviata in Warsaw; Rigoletto at Teatro Real de Madrid.

The Mexican baritone has appeared at theatres and festivals around the world such as Frankfurt Opera House, Leipzig Opera, Festival de Trapani, Teatro Massimo di Palermo, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Hamburg State Opera, Opéra National du Rhin, Toulon Opera, Opéra de Marseille, Arena de Verona, Stadttheater Bern, Vienna State Opera, Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Teatro Regio di Torino, Arena de Avenches, Opéra de Lausanne, Carnegie Hall, Hungarian State Opera House Budapest, Bucharest National Opera House, Kanazawa Opera House, National Opera of
Montpellier, Opera of Nantes, Melbourne Opera, Greek National Opera, Opera Liceu de Barcelona, Teatro Gayarre Pampolna, Cordova, Opera de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Opera de Wallonie (Lieja), Covent Garden –Royal Opera House, Chile Opera House, Savonlinna Opera Festival, Concertgebouw, Beijing Opera, Israeli Opera, and the National Opera of Mexico.

At the age of eighteen Carlos Almaguer won the third prize at the singing contest for young opera singers “Carlo Morelli” in Mexico City. The following year (1994) the young musician won the same competition. After moving to Barcelona, the young singer won a scholarship to study in Siena, Italy. While living in Spain he met the great baritone Vincenta Sardinero who was his singing teacher from 1996 to 2003. During that period Carlos won many international awards and competitions, such as Francisco Viñas, Jaime Aragall, Julian Gayarre, Francisca Cuart, the singing contest Verviers in Belgium, Portugal, etc. While working with maestro D. Vicente Sardinero, Carlos Almaguer took over all the techniques his Maestro is famous for.

Moreover, Carlos Almaguer was awarded with the medal of critics, artists, press and musicians in Mexico and the medal of Dr Alfonso Ortíz Tirado in Alamos Sonora, Mexico.