Rafael Alvarez Nava

Rafael Alvarez Nava

Spinto Tenor

"Great Andrea Chenier, Don Jose, Hoffman and Arrigo"
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«Every once in a while, you meet a performer who manages to bring out the best in every one through sheer generosity and talent and this with only one rehearsal. Thank you Rafael Alvarez for your amazing performance as Don José!»
Vanemuine theater (2017)
«Fortunately, there was splendid solo singing to rescue the evening. Rafael Alvarez (Faust] and Timothy Dawkins (Mephistopheles] got off to an excellent start.»
http://www.scotsman.com/news/solo-singers-rescue-unsatisfying-performance-1-1252970 (2017)
«...Each year the Company is fortunate in attracting marvellous singers to perform the principal roles, a mixture of professional..We are pleased to be able to include Rafael Alvarez..among our Principal Singers. Edinburgh Grand Opera http://www.musicnetworkpro.com/uk/company/26385/edinburgh-grand-opera»
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edinburgh_Grand_Opera (2017)
2017Bizet: CarmenDon José
2017Puccini: ToscaMario Cavaradossi
2017Verdi: RigolettoDuca di Mantova
2017Offenbach: Les Contes d'HoffmannHoffmann
2017Verdi: AidaRadamès
2017Giordano: Andrea ChénierAndrea Chénier
2017Puccini: ToscaMario Cavaradossi
2017Verdi: La Forza del DestinoDon Alvaro
2017Giordano: Andrea ChénierAndrea Chénier
2017Offenbach: Les Contes d'HoffmannHoffmann
2017Verdi: La Forza del DestinoDon Alvaro
2017Verdi: La Forza del DestinoDon Alvaro
2017Verdi: AidaRadamès
2016Verdi: Les Vêpres SiciliennesHenri
2016Puccini: EdgarEdgar
2016Mascagni: Cavalleria RusticanaTuriddu
2016Leoncavallo: PagliacciCanio
2016Verdi: Simon BoccanegraGabriele Adorno
2016Weber: Der FreischützMax
2015Puccini: La BohèmeRodolfo
2015Dvořák: RusalkaPrince
2014Ponchielli: La GiocondaEnzo Grimaldo
2013Donizetti: Lucia di LammermoorSir Edgardo Di Ravenswood
2013Puccini: TurandotCalaf
2013Verdi: Il TrovatoreManrico
2013Gounod: FaustFaust
2013Weber: Der FreischützMax
2012Verdi: I due FoscariJacopo Foscari
2010Donizetti: Lucia di LammermoorSir Edgardo Di Ravenswood
2010Cilea: Adriana LecouvreurMaurizio
2008Gounod: FaustFaust
2006Verdi: MacbethMacduff


Born in Mexico City, and a citizen of the Czech Republic 
The Mexican tenor Rafael Álvarez Nava owes his artistic initiation to his grandmother the pianist Isabel Blanca Calderón, and that with only six years he began his study of music.

It was not until nine years later that he began his professional studies, beginning to take singing lessons with the teacher Eugenia Sutti, also studied the career of choral direction and piano in the National Conservatory of music.

For several years he took classes with excellent teachers such as Antonio López, Jordi Ramiro and attended the master classes of Francisco Araiza and Ramón Vargas. He was a participant in SIVAM's opera workshop also in Mexico City, where distinguished teachers such as Renata Scotto, Eugen Kohn, and others taught.

In 1995 he received a cultural exchange scholarship for the city of Vienna Austria, from there began the subsequent courses abroad, as they were in the cities of Sapporo Japan, Dallas Texas, Etc.
Has sung in different theaters of Japan, United States, Europe, with a career  as a soloist of only 10 years, in which has sung in scene 33 different roles. 

On December 2016  worked like cover  for the  of world-wide known tenor Gregory Kunde in the Palau de les Arts of Valencia.

Among all the roles that he has, had the opportunity to mount successfully rare-performed roles that few people do, such as Edgar de Puccini, Arrigo of Sicilian Vespers of Verdi, Hoffman of Hoffman tales, etc.

His next artistic commitments are in Italy, Estonia and the Czech Republic.


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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Bizet: Carmen Don José Immediately Vanemuine 2017
Puccini: Tosca Mario Cavaradossi Immediately State Opera Prague 2017
Verdi: Rigoletto Duca di Mantova Immediately State Opera Prague 2017
Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann Hoffmann Immediately Liberec Opera House 2017
Verdi: Aida Radamès Immediately State Opera Prague 2017