Marcelo Lombardero


Singer and stage director, Marcelo Lombardero is a graduate of the “Instituto Superior de Arte del Teatro Colón de Buenos Aires” (Argentina).As a singer, he has participated in the opera seasons of the “Teatro Colón” uninterruptedly since 1992, singing the leading roles of Die Tote Stadt (Korngold), Il Prigioniero (Dallapiccolla), The Consul (Menotti), Bluebeard’s Castle (Bartók), The damnation of Faust (Berlioz), Flying Dutchman (Wagner) and Fidelio (Beethoven) among the most outstanding. He has also performed on many other stages of Latin America and Europe; Rigoletto in the “Teatro Teresa Carreño” of Carracas (Venezuela), Bluebeard’s Castle and Otello in Bogotá (Colombia), Tosca and Rigoletto in Medellín (Colombia), Don Giovanni in the “Teatro Argentino” of La Plata (Arg.), Macbeth, Ariddne auf Naxos and Der Freischutz with “Buenos Aires Lírica” and El Cimarrón and L’Upupa by Henze in the “Teatro Real” of Madrid (Spain) are among his latest performances. As a concert artist he has sung Johannes, St. Matthew’s Passion and Mass in B minor (Bach), The Creation (Haydn), Requiem (Mozart), Requiem (Fauré), Misa Solemnis and the Ninth Symphony (Beethoven) and the Eighth Symphony (Mahler) among others. A versatile singer, he has also sung Maria de Buenos Aires, the opera-tango by Piazzola in the Bayerische Staatsoper. His activity as a stage director began in the CETC (Experimental Center of the Colón Theater) of which he was the Artistic Director and among those responsible for it’s re-founding after decades of silence. There he directed Mahagonny Songspiel (Brecht-Weill), Al claro de luna with music by Monteverdi, Ravel and Debussy, Adventures and New Adventures (Ligeti), Satyricon (Maderna) and Der Kaiser von Atlantis (Victor Ullman), production which was also presented in 2006 in the “Opera Comique” of Paris, as well as on many stages of Argentina and the rest of Latin America. In 1994 he made his debut as Stage director for the “Teatro Colón” in Bluebeard’s Castle in a co-production with Willy Landin. There, in 2002, he directed a new production of Golden Girl of the West and in 2004, Dialogues of the Carmelites. He has also directed Tosca in the “Teatro Broadway” of Buenos Aires, The Soldier’s Story in the “Teatro Metropolitano” of Medellín (Colombia), Rigoletto in the “Teatro Heredia” of Cartagena de Indias (Colombia), a multimedia version of Bluebeard’s Castle with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Bogotá (Colombia) and La Clemenza di Tito in the “Teatro Avenida” of Buenos Aires (Arg.). In 2005, he directed the American debut of Der König Kandaules (Zemlinsky) in the Teatro Colón and Le Nozze di Figaro in the “Teatro Avenida” with Buenos Aires Lírica. In 2006, in the “Festival de Manaos” (Brazil) he directed Otello by Verdi and Otello by Rossini, The Turn of the Screw in the “Teatro Municipal de Santiago de Chile”, Jonny spielt auf (Krenek) in the “Teatro Colón” (Arg.), and La Vida Breve (Falla) in Guadalajara (Mexico). In 2007, Wozzeck (Berg) in the “Teatro Colón”, Tristan and Isolda (Wagner) in the “Teatro Municipal de Santiago” (Chile) and Dialogues of the Carmelites in the “Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico. In April of this year he directed Maria de Buenos Aires (Piazzola) in the re-opening of the “Teatro Cervantes” of Buenos Aires. In 1997 he received the ACE Award (Entertainment Critics Association) for “best male musical performance” for Canciones de Cabaret, the Clarín Music Award for “best artist of the year 2000” for Il prigioniero and in 2003 the Teatros del Mundo Award from the National University of Buenos Aires and the ACE Award for his stage direction of Der Kaiser von Atlantis. In 2004 he received the Argentine Critics Award for his staging of Dialogues of the Carmelites. In 2006 he once again received the ACE Award for Marriage of Figaro and the APES Award (Association of Entertainment Journalists) in Chile for The Turn of the Screw which he also received in 2007 for Tristan and Isolda. His future engagements for 2008-2009 include Bluebeard’s Castle and Suor Angelica in Chile, Manon Lescaut in Mexico and Macbeth in Nice France, The Rake’s Progress in Buenos Aires and Lady Macbeth of Msensk.Until December of 2007 Marcelo Lombardero was the Artistic Director of the “Teatro Colón” of Buenos Aires. In this moment is a Artistic Director of the “Teatro Argentino”.