Fotos: Claudio Vicentini

Andrés Montilla-Acurero, tenor

Andrés sings regularly with conductors such as Rinaldo Alessandrini, Jörg-Andreas Bötticher, Francesco Cera, Flavio Colusso, Fabio Lombardo, Marco Mencoboni, Alessandro Quarta, Jordi Savall, Stefan Steinemann, Walter Testolin e Michele Vannelli and alongside with La Capella Reial de Catalunya, Concerto Italiano, Micrologus, Concerto Romano, Ensemble Arte Musica, Seicentonovecento, Cantar Lontano, L’Homme armé, Dramatodia, De Labyrintho and Voces Suaves.

His repertoire is mainly focused on the high tenor/alto roles of the Italian ‘600, on the French haute-contre roles between 17th and 18th century, and on 18th century tenor roles, specially on the role of the Evangelist in Bach..

He has recently performed the role of Persée in Lully’s Persée at the Amuz in Antwerp and Musikhuset Aalborg Opera Festival; the role of Zoroastre in Rameau’s Zoroastre conducted by C. Astronio at Rimini’s Sagra Musicale Malatestiana in a film production directed by Gianni di Capua; the role of San Giovanni Battista in Stradella’s San Giovanni Battista at the Teatro Argentina in Rome conducted by A. Quarta & Concerto Romano; the role of Arnalta in Monteverdi’s L’Incoronazione di Poppea in Bologna conducted by M. Vannelli and staged by A. Allegrezza; the role of Pastore (alto) in Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo conducted by R. Alessandrini & Concerto Italiano in Barcelona, Adelaide and Beijing; the role of Eumete in Monteverdi’s Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria conducted by A. Quarta in Rome at Teatro di Villa Torlonia and at Teatro Flavio Vespasiano di Rieti; the role of Un Athlète in Rameau’s Castor et Pollux in Heidelberg; the role of Nutrice in Monteverdi’s L’Incoronazione di Poppea under A. Quarta at Theater Kiel; and the role of Licco in Antonia Bembo's Ercole amante under Jörg Halubek in Stuttgart and Herne.

Born in Venezuela, started his musical training at Niños Cantores del Zulia with Juan Carlos Bersague. Studied singing with Alessandro Quarta, earning a degree in Baroque Singing with Gemma Bertagnolli and Teresa Chirico (Conservatorio L. Refice), pursuing studies in Chant semiology with Alberto Turco and Vocal Chamber Music with Anthony Rooley (Schola Cantorum Basiliensis). Besides music, Andrés also earned a Ph.D. Political Philosophy under the direction of philosopher Paul Gilbert.