Dominique Moralez

Dominique Moralez

Tenore di Grazia (Rossini-tenor)

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«Dominique Moralez’s Almaviva has both honey and metal in his flexible voice, somewhat reminding me of Luigi Alva, who was the great Almaviva of the 50s, 60s and early 70s. His coloratura technique is amazing and his ability to stagger around as a boozer without falling into the pit hair-raising.»
SEE AND HEAR INTERNATIONAL GORAN FORSLING (2017)
«Dominique Moralez, an ideal Almaviva, with his light, clear tenor, guilded effortlessly through reams of fioriture.»
OPERA MAGAZINE (UK) ROBERT MARKOW (2017)
«Elegance from the young Dominique Moralez, a light and well projected voice, agile and precise in the coloratura.»
OPERA MAGAZINE (FRANCE) JACQUES BONNAURE (2017)
2017Rossini: Il Barbiere di SivigliaCount Almaviva
2017Rossini: La CenerentolaDon Ramiro
2017Rossini: Il viaggio a ReimsCavalier Belfiore
2017Mozart: Die ZauberflöteTamino
2017Donizetti: L'elisir d'amoreNemorino
2017Mozart: Cosi fan tutteFerrando
2017Donizetti: Don PasqualeErnesto

Bio

Dominique Moralez has appeared as soloist on the worlds leading stages, film, television, and radio including the Paris National Opera (France), Royal Danish Opera (Copenhagen), Teatro Manzoni (Rome), Forbidden City Concert Hall (Beijing), Shanghai Oriental Arts Center (Shanghai), Hong Kong Cultural Center (Hong Kong, SAR), Tokyo Bunka Kaikan (Japan), Ravinia Festival (Chicago, USA), France3, SkyTV, Theatre TV, GMA, RTHK, Radio France, among numerous others. With a broad range of repertoire, Dominique Moralez principle roles have included Romeo, Rodolfo, Alfredo, Tamino, Ferrando, and within his signature repertoire of Rossini the roles of Almaviva, Ramiro, and Belfiore. 



Dominique Moralez most recently appeared as soloist in  Berlioz's Requiem with BBC Guest Conductor Maestro Vassily Sinaisky, and as soloist in Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass and Brahm's Liebeslieder Walzer at Shanghai Oriental Arts Center. Moralez recently made his Swedish debut as Almaviva in Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia for Opera på Skäret with the Swedish Chamber Orchestra where he received international acclaim while being compared to the great Luigi Alva. Other recent debuts include Almaviva in Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia for Den Jyske Opera, Den Fynske Opera, and the Royal Danish Opera under the music direction of Maestro Per-Otto Johansson with the Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra, as Nicias in Massenet’s Thais at Opéra de Toulon with Maestro Giuliano Carella, as Ramiro in Rossini's La Cenerentola at the Shanghai Oriental Arts Center with Maestro Xu Zhong, as Almaviva in Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia at Opéra de Nice with Maestro Sergio Monterisi, and at the Opera National de Lorraine, Opéra de Marseille, Opéra Toulouse, Grand Theatre de Reims, Opéra de Vichy, Opéra Theatre de Metz, Opéra National de Montpellier, Opéra de Nice, and Opéra National de Bordeaux as Belfiore in Rossini's Il Viaggio a Reims, as Ferrando in Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte at Den Fynske Opera and Aarhus Sommeropera, and as thetitle role of Julien in the world premier of American composer Paul Schwartz's new opera Orpheus 68’ for Den Fynske Opera and Opera i Midten, under the musical direction of Maestro Torodd Wigum,Moralez made his Opera Hong Kong debut in 2007 as Romeo in Gounod's Romeo et Juliette with Maestro Paolo Olmi, and returned to Opera Hong Kong in a Gala Concert of French Arias for Le French May Hong Kong 2009 with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Gerard Salonga. Moralez made his Japanese stage debut in 2006 with Fujiwara Opera as Cavaliere Belfiore in Rossini's Il Viaggio A Reims with Maestro Alberto Zedda at the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, and his Singapore Lyric Opera debut as Count Almaviva in Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia in 2007. Moralezreturned to Fujiwara Opera in 2008 to appear as Count Almaviva in Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia, as Alfredo Germont in Verdi's La Traviata, and in 2009 as Ramiro in Rossini's La Cenerentola. Moralez made his international television debut in the 2001 France 3 Television production as Tamino in Mozart’s Die Zauberflote, with national and international broadcasts throughout Europe, and on Sky TV affiliate Theater TV (Japan) starting in 2006 and 2007. Moralez made his Beijing debut as Tenor Soloist in Coleridge-Taylor's Hiawatha's Wedding Feast at theForbidden City Concert Hall with Maestro Nicolas Smith and the International Festival Chorus of Beijing, and appeared as Tenor Soloist in Haydn’s Die Schöpfung in Shanghai with Maestro Thomas Folan, and as Tenor Soloist in Handel's Messiah at the Shanghai Oriental Arts Center with Maestro Dennis Keene and the Shanghai Baroque Orchestra and Chorus, and most recently as Tenor Soloist in Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass at the Forbidden City Concert Hall. Moralez returned to Shanghai Oriental Arts Center in June 2014 as Tenor Soloist in Mozart's C Minor Mass with SICL Choir and Orchestra, and in December 2014 as Tenor Soloist in Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle.
Moralez recently appeared as Tenor Soloist in Orff's Carmina Burana with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice under the direction of Maestro Sergio Monterisi, on tour in Seoul, Korea, with the Umberto Giordano Quintet including arias of Donizetti and Rossini, and as Tenor Soloist with the Philippines Philharmonic Orchestra at the Manila Cathedral. Moralez made his debut as Tenor Soloist with the Hong Kong Bach Choir in Honegger’s Le Roi David during Le French May Festival Hong Kong 2006, as featured Tenor Soloist for French Melodies Concert for Le French May Hong Kong 2007, and returned as Tenor Soloist in Ramirez's Misa Criolla in December 2008, and as Tenor Soloist in Berlioz's Messe Solonelle during Le French May Hong Kong 2009, and as Tenor Soloist for Beethoven’s 9th Symphony in December 2012.  Other recent performances include the Chintimini Chamber Music Festival as Tenor Soloist in Benjamin Britten's Serenade for Tenor and Horn, Gabriel Faure's La Bonne Chanson, and with the Newport Symphony Orchestra as guest soloist in a concert of Bel Canto Arias including Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Elisir d’amore, and La fille du regiment, under the direction of Maestro Adam Flatt.
Moralez completed his training at the prestigious Centre de Formation Lyrique of the Opera National de Paris under the instruction of Janine Reiss, Robert Kettelson, Michelle Wegwart, and David Zobel. While at the Centre de Formation Lyrique, Moralez participated in public masterclass with Carol Vaness, Dolora Zajick, and Maestro James Conlon. Moralez received advanced training in the study of song literature at the Steans Institute of the Ravinia Festival under the instruction of Martin Katz, Margo Garrett, Pierre Valet, and Håkan Hagegård.
For the Centre de Formation Lyrique, Moralez appeared at the Opera National de Paris Amphitheatre as Ferrando (Cosi Fan Tutte), Nadir (Les Pecheurs de Perles), Acis (Acis and Galatea), Rodolfo (La Boheme), and Ernesto (Don Pasquale). Moralez has also appeared as Laertes (Hamlet), Cassio (Otello), and Fenton (Die Lustigen Weiber) at theImmling International Musikfestival, Beppe (Pagliacci) at Florida Grand Opera, Romeo (Romeo et Juliette) at Chautaqua Opera, Tamino (Die Zauberflöte), Rodolfo (La Boheme), and Nemorino (Elisir d'amore) at Emerald City Opera.








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Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia Count Almaviva Immediately 2017
Rossini: La Cenerentola Don Ramiro Immediately 2017
Rossini: Il viaggio a Reims Cavalier Belfiore Immediately 2017
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte Tamino Immediately 2017
Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore Nemorino Immediately 2017