"Alcántara has a velvety sound mixed with irrisistable virility - a Don Giovanni for sure"
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This young Argentinean baritone is currently on his final year of the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Germán’s roles at Covent Garden this season include Baron Douphol La traviata, Steersman Tristan und Isolde, and Flemish Deputy Don Carlo.
Argentinean baritone and Jette Parker Young Artist Germán E. Alcántara made his Royal Opera debut in the 2018/19 Season as Dancaïro Carmen and has also sung Baron Douphol La traviata, Wagner Faust, Dumas Andrea Chénier and Moralès Carmen for the Company. In the Royal Opera’s 2019/20 season he sings Wagner Faust on tour to Japan, and, on the main stage, Baron Douphol La traviata, SteersmanTristan und Isolde, and Flemish Deputy Don Carlo.
His operatic roles further include Uberto La serva padrona, Aeneas Dido and Aeneas, Juan Pedro La rosa del Azafrán, Blas Infante Elegia Granadina and Alférez Real Fiesta de Corpus Christi in Argentina, Milord L’italiana in Londra with Le Parlement de Musique, Marcello La bohème and title role Don Giovanni with Escales Lyriques and Hermann and Schlemil Les Contes d’Hoffmann for Opéra de Metz. In concert, Alcántara has performed Mozart’s Requiem and Great Mass in C minor, Schubert Mass in G, Handel Messiah and Buxtehude Membra Jesu Nostri in Argentina, Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle at the Philharmonie de Paris, and Mozart’s Great Mass in C minor for Rheingau Music Festival, and has recorded Misa Palatina with the Chamber Choir of the National University of Misiones.
Gérman is a Laureate of the 2018 Queen Elisabeth Competition and was a semi-finalist in the 2019 Operalia Competition in Prague. His other awards include First Prize in the Concurso Bach Joven in Paraguay, Second Prize in the Concurso para Jóvenes Estudiantes de Canto Lirico in Buenos Aires, First Prize in the Concours Lyrique International ad Alta Voce in Paris, and the Priz Artifex Proart in the Concurso de Zarzuela de Valleseco.
Alcántara studied at the School of Music in Misiones, the National University of Cuyo-Mendoza, the Maîtrise de Notre-Dame de Paris (under Rosa Dominguez), and at the Reina Sofía School of Music in Madrid, with Ryland Davies, and is currently studying for a PhD in Music at the University of Aveiro.
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Jette Parker Young Artists Summer Performance – Royal Opera House
“Alcántara has a velvety sound mixed with irresistible virility – a Don Giovanni for sure.”
Louise Flind, Opera Now (September 2019)
Gounod FAUST – Royal Opera House
“Among the small roles, Germán E Alcántara performs the otherwise unrewarding role of Wagner with skill and dedication”
Mark Everist, Olyrix (April 2019)
Verdi LA TRAVIATA – Royal Opera House
“As ever, The Royal Opera brought in high quality singers for the smaller roles; notable amongst these were Hongni Wu’s attractively sung Flora and Germán E Alcántara’s Baron Douphol, delivered with rather more character than usual.”