José Manuel

José Manuel


A voice from Mallorca
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«The Duke of José Manuel is a true luxury evil: while stating that the innocent Gilda has touched a chord sideways admires his own reflection. His soft voice creates beautiful bel canto tenor, without falling into the bravado.»
nack Weekend (2017)
«The young tenor José Manuel makes an appealing impression and is clearly on his way to the top»
Operaplus (2017)
«Als Alfredo Germont erweistsich José Manuel als Verdi-Tenor, der jugendlich-dramatisches Potenzial mit lyrischem Timbre verbindet und zudem musikalisch wie darstellerisch intensiv zu gestalten weiß»
Coburger Tageblatt (2017)
2018Gounod: FaustFaust
2018Donizetti: L'elisir D'amoreNemorino
2017De Falla: El Retablo de Maese PedroDon Quixote
2017Donizetti: L'elisir d'amoreNemorino
2017Gounod: FaustFaust
2017De Falla: El Retablo de Maese PedroDon Quixote
2016Verdi: La TraviataAlfredo Germont
2016Verdi: Luisa MillerRodolfo
2016Puccini: La BohèmeRodolfo
2016Strauss R.: SalomeNarraboth
2015Verdi: OtelloCassio
2015Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem SerailBelmonte
2015Strauss R.: SalomeNarraboth
2015Verdi: La TraviataAlfredo Germont
2015Donizetti: Maria di RohanRiccardo
2015Verdi: La TraviataAlfredo Germont
2015Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem SerailBelmonte
2015Mozart: Mass K.317, C major (Coronation)Tenor
2014Verdi: La TraviataAlfredo Germont
2014Donizetti: Maria di RohanRiccardo
2014Verdi: OtelloCassio
2014Donizetti: Il duca d'AlbaIl Duca D&closecurlyquote;alba
2014Verdi: RigolettoDuca di Mantova
2014Donizetti: Maria di RohanRiccardo
2014Haydn: Die SchöpfungUriel
2013Verdi: RigolettoDuca di Mantova
2013Verdi: RigolettoDuca di Mantova
2012Bizet: Le Docteur MiracleLe Podestat
2012Verdi: La TraviataAlfredo Germont


After interpreting first rolls of opera in Austria, Germany, Belgium, Czech Republic and Spain, this season, the Majorcan tenor José Manuel made his Falla's debut with the National Orchestra of Spain and the international conductor Juanjo Mena. He will be Nemorino in the opera Elisir d’Amore to the National Theatre of Brno in October and Faust in Faust in December. 

Jose Manuel sang RODOLFO in «Luisa Miller» at the Opera Graz, giving his debut in Osterreich, RODOLFO («La Boheme») in Germany, NARRABOTH in “Salome" and ALFREDO in "La Traviata" at the Teatre Principal de Palma (Spain) in the season 2015/2016.
In 2015, he sang ALFREDO in «La Traviata,» NARRABOTH in «Salome», BELMONTE in «Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serall» and RODOLFO in «La Boheme» at the Landstheater Coburg, Germany.
In 2014 he made his debut as RICARDO in Donizetti’s «Maria di Rohan» at the Janacek Opera Brno (with Lubica Vargicova in the title role), he sang IL DUCA in Madrid and the CREATION in Bratislava. In May/ June 2013, he sang the DUCA DI MANTOVA at the Summer Opera Alden Biesen, giving his debut in Belgium immediately after his debut in Germany. This very role, as well as the part of CASSIO in ‘Otello’ he performed in the season 13/14 at the Teatre Pricipal de Mallorca.

The Spanish opera magazine OPERA ACTUAL commented his performances as follows: […] with José Manuel, who proved his great brilliance with opera arias and Italian songs [...]. It is exciting to attend the beginning of a promising carreer. His voice was secure in every move, with an excellent line, always perserving the dramatic character of every role. Even the perfect pronociation in all languages was never neglected.

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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Gounod: Faust Faust Immediately ND Brno 2018
Donizetti: L'elisir D'amore Nemorino Immediately ND Brno 2018
De Falla: El Retablo de Maese Pedro Don Quixote Immediately Madrid Auditorium Nacional 2017
Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore Nemorino Immediately ND Brno 2017
Gounod: Faust Faust Immediately ND Brno 2017


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