José Bardají

José Bardají

Lyric Baritone

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2018Verdi: RigolettoMarullo


The baritone José Bardají was born in Barcelona (Spain) and his vocal qualities were discovered by the bass-baritone Carlos Chausson.

He commences his singing studies with Maestro Juan Oncina as well as his musical education, finishing his training in the Andana Academy of Madrid (Spain). He continues his vocal studies with Isabel Penagos, Josefina Arregui and North American Master Anthony Madigan.

In 1992 wins the first prize of the Catalonian Voices and in 1996 two extraordinary prizes in the International Concours of Chant “Francisco Viñas”. Finalist in the Zarzuela (Operetta) National Competition Villa de Abarán in Murcia (Spain) and proclaimed as best international voice in October 2016 by the online association “La Brujúla del Canto” in which Isabel Villagar, book author on vocal technique, dedicated  “Congratulations to this Spanish baritone with a prodigious voice”.

The prizes obtained in these contests were grants for studies with prestigious Maestros Jaime Aragall, Magda Olivero, Ileana Cotrubas, Carlo Bergonzi in the Chiggiana Academy in Siena (Italy) and a course in stage interpretation with Gian Carlo del Monaco.

His repertoire includes roles as Germont, Barone Douphol and Marchese in “La Traviata”, Belcore in “L’elisir d’amore”, Alfio in “Cavalleria Rusticana”, Escamillo in “Carmen”, Ford in “Falstaff”, Roque in “Marina”, Marullo in “Rigoletto”, Silvano in “Un ballo in maschera”.  In Zarzuela repertoire has played the roles of Joaquin in “La del Manojo de Rosas”(Sorozábal), Vidal Hernando in “Luisa Fernanda” (Moreno Torroba), Juan de Eguía in “La Tabernera del Puerto” (Sorozábal).

From 1995  to date has sung concerts and operas in theatres such as: International Festival in Torroella de Montgrí (Gerona, Spain); Gran Teatro del Liceo (Cercle and Salón de los Espejos) Barcelona, National Auditorium of Madrid (concert and symphonic halls) one of the concerts presided by the actual King of Spain, Felipe VI. National Opera House of Bordeaux (France) and Rudolfinum of Prague; Teatro Principal de Alicante( Spain); Teatro Romea de Murcia( Spain); Teatro Principal de  Zaragoza( Spain);  Teatro Coliseo de Eibar( Spain); Teatro Apolo de Barcelona( Spain); Teatro Apolo de Valencia( Spain) and in the following theatres in Madrid: Infanta Isabel, Galileo, Victoria, Quevedo ,  Canal and Fernando Fernán Gómez.

He has worked with conductors: José María Damunt, Tulio Gagliardo, Ignacio Yepes, Paul Daniel, Enrique García Requena and Francisco Antonio Moya amongst others.

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Verdi: Rigoletto Marullo 16 SEP 2018 2018