Pupil of Alfredo Kraus, the Spanish tenor made his debut in 2000 in the role of Italian Tenor in “Der Rosenkavalier” at the Teatro Real of Madrid whereupon he was immediately engaged at some of the most important opera houses, developing a solid international career. With roles such as ALFREDO, WERTHER, DUCA, PINKERTON, ELVINO in “La Sonnambula”, OROMBELLO in “Beatrice di Tenda”, EDGARDO in”Lucia di Lammermoor”, RINUCCIO, ERNESTO in “Don Pasquale”, NEMORINO, FENTON or TONIO in “La Fille du Régiment” he has appeared at La Scala of Milan, Metropolitan Opera in New York, Teatro Real, San Carlo di Napoli, Washington Opera, Los Angeles, Tokio, Bologna, Verona, Opera di Roma, Maggio Fiorentino, Gran Teatre del Liceu, Tenerife Opera, Palma de Gran Canaria, Bilbao, Oviedo, Opéra Royal de Wallonie, Opéra de Metz, Opéra de Toulon, Ancona, Cagliari, Modena, Reggio Emilia, Palermo, Treviso, Jesi, Pavia, Brescia, Como, Cremona, or Festivals such as Peralada or Santander.
He is also a very much sought-after Zarzuela tenor, appearing as JAVIER MORENO in the zarzuela “Luisa Fernanda” in Washington and Los Angeles He sang a zarzuela concert at the Carnegie Hall or was MIGUEL in “La del soto del Parral” in Warsaw. He is a regular guest at the Teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid, the Festival de Zarzuela Campoamor. He also participates in many concerts with the main Spanish Symphonic orchestras. Highlights are the world premiere “Oh My Son” at the Teatro de la Zarzuela or a Lyric Gala conducted by Adrian Leaperin tribute to his teacher at the Auditorio Alfredo Kraus of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
Antonio Gandía has been awarded in several competitions: he won the 1st Prize and the Prize of the Audience in the Alfredo Kraus Competition in Canarias; the Zarzuela Prize at Operalia in Washington, the 1st Prize at the 1st Iberoamericano Singing Contest in Mexico, the 1st Prize in the Pedro Lavirgen Competition, the 1st Prize in the Luis Mariano Contest in Irún or the 1st Prize and two Plácido Domingo Prizes and the Prize of the Audience at the Francisco Viñas International Competition.
Recent engagements include FRONDOSO in the world premiere of the opera “Fuenteovejuna” by J. Muñiz at the Tenerife Opera, ISMAELE in Oviedo or JOSE MIGUEL in “El Caserío” at the Festival de Zarzuela at the Teatro Campoamor.