jordi domenech, countertenor

Jordi Domenech, Countertenor

Jordi Domènech, CountertenorCountertenor Jordi Domènech was born in Manlleu (Barcelona) and attended the Conservatori Superior Municipal de Música in Barcelona where he finished his piano studies. He studied singing and piano at the Royal Academy of Music and at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He has sung with the ensembles Europa Galante, Al Ayre Español, La Colombina, Early Opera Company, Orphenica Lyra and the symphony orchestras of Catalunya, Euskadi, Cordoba, Santiago, Palma, Galicia, Murcia, Granada and Seville. He started his operatic career as a cover in Handel’s Rodelinda for Glyndebourne Opera Festival and Glyndebourne Touring Opera and Monteverdi’s Orfeo for Birmingham Opera. He also sang Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, Vivaldi’s Tito Manlio, Ercole sul Termodonte and Bajazet, Monteverdi’s Incoronazione di Poppea, (Hamburg Staadsoper), Scarlatti Carlo, Re d’Allemagna (Teatro Massimo in Palermo), Cavalli’s La Didone, Mussorgky’s Boris Godunov, Handel’s Agrippina, Giulio Cesare and Amadigi and the main roles in Mazzocchi’s La Catena d’Adone (for Innsbruck and Antwerp Early Music Festivals), Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice (Òpera de Sabadell), and in Santos L’adéu de Lucrècia for the Teatre Lliure opening season in Barcelona. He made his debut in Milan’s Teatro alla Scala with Corghi’s Tat’jana and in Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu with Handel’s Giulio Cesare. As a concert artist he has also sung Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater with London Baroque and Emma Kirkby, Bruckner’s Requiem, Bach’s St. John’s Passion, Christmas Oratorio, B minor Mass and St. Matheus Passion, Handel’s Messiah and La resurrezione, Orff Carmina Burana and the premiere of Guarneri’s Passione secondo Matteo with La Scala Chorus and Orchestra. He has won piano, composition and singing prizes (Countertenor prize 1997 in Viñas International Singing Competition).