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Raúl Baglietto

Baritone

Born in Madrid, Raúl began his vocal training as a tenor with Pilar Jurado and Julián García León. He initially decided to focus his career on Early Music repertoire after meeting Charles Brett and David Mason. He studied with Mason until 2006, when he moved to London to take up a place on the Masters course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Here he studied with internationally renowned teachers such as Emma Kirkby, Mhairi Lawson, William Carter or Adrian Thompson.

Between 2003 and 2006 Raúl participated as a soloist in several concerts with the Early Music Ensemble of the Conservatorio Arturio Soria, Madrid, conducted by Jesús Sánchez. He sang the role Sancho Panza in the zarzuela "Pasajes de El Quijote" by Miguel Ángel Aparicio in 2005, and performed "La Justa" by Mateo Flecha in the Auditorio Padre Soler in 2006. In London he sang in several concerts with the GSMD Early Music Ensemble and Opera Ensemble, and performed the role of Testo in "Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda" by Monteverdi, conducted by William Carter.

In 2010 he began studying with the famous tenor Raúl Giménez who suggested he move his repertoire to belcanto opera. Since then he has sung the operatic roles of Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro, Mozart), Alidoro (La Cenerentola, Rossini), Don Basilio (Il barbiere di Siviglia, Rossini), Don Geronio (Il turco in Italia, Rossini), the title role of Don Pasquale (Donizetti), Filiberto and Gaudenzio (Il signor Bruschino, Rossini) and Dulcamara (L´elisir d´amore, Donizetti).

Press:

"the Spanish bass-baritone Raul Baglietto offered well-nourished singing in his touching portrayal of the ill-used Don Pasquale"

Opera Magazine, Don Pasquale

"Raúl Baglietto drew every ounce of “dirty old man” from the great Don P (never have I seen the eyes-bulging-at-hot-bird look carried off with such aplomb)."

Plays to See, Don Pasquale

"Baglietto stands out for me, as there is so much expression in his voice and his body language that it is easy to get a feel for what he is saying"

Everything Theatre, Don Pasquale

"Baglietto’s baritone adds another level to the already belligerent Don Pasquale, making his transformation into the broken old man all the more touching"

What's Peen Seen, Don Pasquale

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