Antonio GANDÍA Tenor


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.


Sinfonieorchester RTVE – Concert
The tenor Antonio Gandía, who possesses a very technical lyric-light voice but at the same time very warm and generous in the treble, as well as an enviable centre, quality diction and who always applies a style very well adjusted to each repertoire. In the opera part, he had to deal with the very difficult aria "L'amour, l'amour...Ah lève-toi soleil" from Gounod's Romeo and Juliet. In our opinion, it is difficult to find tenors right now who can do justice to this aria, but Gandía knew how to chisel it with the ardour of a loving Romeo who could hardly be resisted by a Juliet who listened to an interpretation as effective as it was effective, based on aerial phrasing and with all the multiple overtones in place, resounding in expansiveness and projection 'alla Kraus' - not in vain was he one of his main pupils -, ending the last one in a very prolonged manner.
Teatro La Maestranza Sevilla - El Gato Montes – RAFAEL
Also Antonio Gandía seemed to feel comfortable in his role as „Rafael“ and compensated the rather monolithic character of his role with unquestionable dedication. The Levantine tenor’s voice had a reasonable projectio in the middle and low registers.
The Washington Opera – Don Pasquale - ERNESTO
Where the powerful voice of Plácido Domingo was heard so often, Alicante tenor Antonio Gandía found his recognition. At the premiere of „Don Pasquale“ , the recent Washington National Opera production with Domingo as musical director, Antonio Gandía gathered last Friday big ovations.
Opera Oviedo - Nabucco - ISMAELE
Tenor Antonio Gandía perfectly adjusted to Ismaele’s character and has a highly developed and confident voice.
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Teatro Carlo Felice Genova - Rigoletto – DUCA
Great performance of Antonio Gandia who, although he hasn’t a particularly huge voice, sings with ringing high notes. He has a a thorough phrasing and beautiful interpretical intentions, combined with a stage presence, which perfectly suits his character.
Teatro Communale de Vincenzo - La Traviata - ALFREDO
Antonio Gandia’s performance was excellent. As the anxious and passionate Alfredo, inspired by endless passions and doubts, the young Spanish tenor combines the beauty of his voice with taste and sensitivity in his recitation of the sung words, always thoughtfully considering the pronunciation and the perfect accents.
Opera de La Palmas de Gran Canaria – Rigoletto – DUCA
Macerata Opera Festival - La Traviata - ALFREDO
Macerata Opera Festival - La Traviata - ALFREDO
Teatro di Bergamo - La Traviata - ALFREDO
Teatro di Bergamo - La Traviata - ALFREDO
Miami – Luisa Fernanda – JAVIER