With a recital of young talents concludes the workshop of Marcelo Lombardero in the Teatro Mayor of Bogotá

To close the workshop led by Marcelo Lombardero, which involved young singers, will perform this 01st October Recital Mozart at the Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Sunday. One of the objectives of this process was to look for future performers, for the staging of a Mozart opera.


After a first audition, a jury composed of Marcelo Lombardero, Alejandro Roca, director and pianist, and Juan Carlos Adrianzén, Director Programming Teatro Mayor Julio Mario SantoDomingo,eleven active participants selected six passive listeners to participate in the workshop. The idea was born with the objective of opening a space for young lyric singers, giving them the possibility of working in the recitative Mozartian, as well as in the vocal and scenic interpretation characteristic of the Austrian composer’s assemblies.

The recital will be the gala of conclusion of the workshop, and will have a sample of the work done with fragments of the selected works, which will be performed by Karolyn Rosero, Ana María Ruge, Juan David González, Hyalmar Mitriotti, Julián Usama, Carolina Mantilla, Luis Carlos Hernández, Paola Leguizamón, Manuela Tamayo, Oscar Vargas, Rocío Quintero, and Felipe Cevallos.

The participants prepared from September 2 to September 13, in daily five-hour days, together with Lombardero, Alejandro Roca (repetitive pianist) and Manuel Olazo (harpsichordist).

“Working with Marcelo is a very intense and interesting experience, because he is clear about what he wants to achieve with each singer,” says Alejandro Roca, who will be the accompanying pianist and director of the Mozart Recital. Roca also assures that Colombia has a generation of high-level lyric singers and part of this is due to the great work of universities and conservatories, “it is gratifying to see young musicians assume responsibilities in great productions such as El barbero de Sevilla, concluded.


Marcelo Lombardero

He was linked to opera since his childhood, first as a member of the Children’s Choir and the Stable Choir of Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires and, later, as a renowned baritone in theaters of America and Europe. After retiring as a singer in 2005 to assume the artistic direction of Columbus, where he also created and directed the Chamber Opera, he began his career as a stage director at the Experimentation Center of that theater.

He has also collaborated with other important theaters in his country, such as the Argentino de La Plata, where he was artistic director. Lombardero has worked in theaters in France, Spain, Germany, Greece, Chile, Mexico, United States, Czech Republic, Poland, Latvia, Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil, Uruguay, as well as other musical centers in Argentina such as the Teatro Nacional Cervantes and the Buenos Aires Lyric company.