David Menendez

David Menendez

Baritone David Menénez was born in Castrillón, Asturias (Spain). He has a degree in Musical Education from the University of Oviedo. He studied singing under the guidance of Professor Maria Dolores Tamargo, finishing his professional degree with a brilliant qualification. Mr. Menéndez completed his postgraduate studies under the leadership of Ana Luisa Chova at the Upper Conservatory Joaquín Rodrigo in Valencia, graduating with high honours. He has studied musical development with Helmut Lips, Ana Luisa Chova and Robert Expert, and has received magisterial classes by Elena Obraztsova, Giuseppe Di Stefano, Renata Scotto, Gabriela Tucci, Àntonietta Stella, Michael Zanetti and Kamal Kahn. In November 1999, he obtained the first prize in The Permanent Contest “Juventudes Musicales de España.” In June 2005, he won the third prize at The International Singing Contest “Operalia,” which Plácido Domingo manages. Mr. Menéndez has had a distinguished career spanning not only in various cities across Spain, but in Esztergom (Hungary), Eysines (France), Sofia (Bulgaria) and El Salvador, as well. His repertoire includes Fauré’s “Requiem,” “Christmas Oratory” and “Brief Mass F major BWV 233″ by J. S. Bach, “Messiah” by G.F. Haendel, “Coronation Mass” by W.A. Mozart, “Cantata 147″ and “Cantata 90″ by J.S. Bach, “Requiem KV626″ by W.A. Mozart, “Mass in E‐flat Major” by Schubert, Dvořák’s “Stabat Mater,” “Missa in tempori belli” by Haydn, “9th Symphony” by Beethoven, and other pieces, as well. He has offered a concert with Spanish Radio RTVE’s Orchestra at the Monumental Theatre of Madrid under Uwe Mund’s direction, as well as a recital for “Concerts de la 2″ and “RTVE’s International Channel.” He made his debut at the Teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid in the role of Don Carlos in “The Pledge” of Gaztambide, under the musical direction of M. Roa. He has participated in “Salome” by R. Strauss at the Palau de la Música de Valencia under the direction of R. Weikert, repeating their participation in later seasons of opera directed by M. Oviedo Valdes and E. Sagi and Bilbao, J. And E. Mena Sagi, and in “Moses und Aron” of Schönberg in the Auditorium of Barcelona and the Granada Music Festival under the direction of A. Tamayo.