Pablo García-López returns to the Lausanne opera with Le nozze di Figaro

Pablo Garcia Lopez

The next 5 of November the tenor Pablo Garcia-Lopez will return to the stage of the Lausanne Opera to participate in a new production of The Marriage of Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in which he will play the role of Don Basilio. An evening that will surely acquire an especially emotional tinge as the theater reopens its doors to the opera for the first time after the closure caused by the pandemic. For Pablo Garcia-Lopez supposes the return to a theater in which he has sung on several occasions; specifically in 2016 in La Traviata, in 2020 in Doña Francisquita, as well as a recital that he offered at the Òpera Forum. In future seasons, the tenor's voice will resonate in another Swiss theater, specifically at the Zurich Opera House.

In Lausanne Pablo Garcia-Lopez will share the stage with a cast that includes soprano Valentina Nafornita, in her debut as the Contessa, and mezzo-soprano Lea Desandre as Cherubino, among other figures. The Marriage of Figaro that can be enjoyed from 5 November is a new co-production of the Lausanne Opera junto con el Theater des Champs-Elysées, Los Angeles Opera, Opera National de Lorraine and The Theaters of the City of Luxembourg. A proposal that is rounded off with the stage direction of the American filmmaker John Gray, the musical direction of Frank Beermann, and costumes of the legendary Christian Lacroix. The production can be seen throughout five functions, the days 5, 7, 10, 12 Y 14 of November.

Demanding commitments for a career on the rise

In addition to this imminent international appointment, the agenda of Pablo Garcia-Lopez includes in season 21/22 other important commitments, like his time at the Royal Theater in the role of Benoît in Bohemian which will premiere next December. Likewise, in 2022 He will debut as a soloist at the National Auditorium in two different cycles: On one side, together with the Symphony Orchestra of Castilla y León in the XLIX Cycle of Great Interpreters putting their voice to the oratorio Based on pictures from the Bible by Fanny Mendelssohn with the Castilla y León Symphony Orchestra; for other, will sing in the Salomé by Richard Strauss with the National Orchestra of Spain under the direction of David Afkham.

Pablo Garcia-Lopez has sung in recent years on prestigious national and international stages, debuting in theaters like Royal Opera Wallonie de Liège, Royal Opera House of Muscat, Palau de Les Arts Reina Sofía de Valencia y Capitole Theater in Toulouse. He has worked with musical directors such as Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Chailly, Jesús López-Cobos and Omer Meir Wellber, among others.

In 2021 participated in the world premiere of Transit, opera by Jesús Torres, co-production of the Royal Theater and the Spanish Theater, for which it received rave reviews. His passion for contemporary music has led him to perform world premieres such as the Cordoba Symphony Y Scenes from a German spring by Lorenzo Palomo, Kafka coffee of Francisco Coll in the Palace of the Arts, Fuenteovejuna by Muñiz at the Opera Oviedo, The Keeper of Tales by Miquel Ortega in the Baluarte de Pamplona, as well as the song cycles My son by Jesús Torres and Evening roads by Hermes Luaces.

His first solo album entitled Routes with the pianist Aurelio Viribay was published in 2020, dedicated to Spanish song with works by Eduard Toldrá, Oscar Esplá, Joaquín Reyes and Ramón Medina Hidalgo. The album was awarded with the "Melómano de Oro" by the magazine Melómano. His discography is completed with Turandot (Decca) directed by Zubin Mehta, Bohemian (Accentus) directed by Riccardo Chailly, both by Puccini, and the Córdoba Symphony by Lorenzo Palomo (Naxos) Directed by Jesús López-Cobos.

The newspaper El Mundo has praised the voice of Pablo Garcia-Lopez for its "unquestionable musicality called to progress in communicability, attracts the listener by the decisive beauty of its natural emission, timbre and tuning ".

Pablo Garcia Lopez