May 31 to June 1, 2014 Fra Melitone, La Forza del Destino, dir. Zubin Mehta, Valencia, Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia.
July 26, Roucher, Andrea Chenier, dir, Marco Armiliato, Festival de Peralada
November 18 to December 6, 2014 Bartolo (cover) Il Barbiere di Siviglia, dir Michele Mariotti, Metropolitan Opera New York
VALERIANO LANCHAS, Bass Baritone
During last seasson he has been invited to sing in Haendel's Agrippina- Oviedo Opera House-and in Tosca- Bilbao ABAO and in Wassington National Opera in La Forza del Destino, Tannhauser at the Opera de Colombia under Gustavo Dudamel. Recently he was The Sacristan in Tosca at Barcelona´s Gran Teatre del Liceu.
Was called upon to participate in the last seasons of
Teatro Real de Madrid featuring Cyrano de Bergerac, sharing the stage with Plácido Domingo;
The Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona featuring Le Nozze de Figaro and La Bohéme sharing stage with Ramón Vargas, Ainoha Arteta and Angela Gheorgiu, simultaneously broadcasted to theatres all over the world.
Palau de la Musica de Valencia featuring La Cenerentola and Tosca with Marcelo Älvarez
He was born in Bogotá in 1976,he has been the winner of four of the most outstanding opera competitions in the world. Plácido Domingo's Operalia 2001, Luciano Pavarotti International Voice Competition 1995, Toti dal Monte 2004 and Licia Albanese- PUccini Foundation of New York 2001.
HeCompleted his operatic studies at the Curtis Institute ofMusic of Philadelphia, and in New York with Armen Boyagian.
Plácido Domingo invited him to take part in the Young Artist Program of the Washington National Opera
He has been invited to sing in the Opera Houses of
Washington,Philadelphia, Caramoor Festival of New York, Los Angeles, Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia, Bilbao, Santander, Montpellier, Treviso, Bielefeld,Bogotá, caracas Quito and Santiago and has given recitals in Lisbon, Paris, Madrid, Berlin, Philadelphia, New York and Bogotá amongst many other s.
During his career he has shared the stage with Plácido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, Marta Senn, Joan Pons, Juan Diego Flores, Olga Borodina, Violeta Urmana, Marie Mc Laughlin, Angela Gheorgiu, Ainoha Arteta and many others.
Amongs many other Conductors, he has worked withChristophe Rosset, Renato Palumbo, Víctor Pablo Pérez, Marco Armiliato, Michele Mariotti, Hilary Griffiths, Plácido Domingo and Riccardo Frizza.
He has participated in the rerding of Verdi's Requiem (MTM), Mahler's 8th Symphony EMI ,both with Bogotá's Philarmonic Orchestra, as well as Radio Broadcasts of several Opera Houses.
Future engagements include Fra Melitone in La Forza del Destino at Valencia´s Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia under Zubin Mehta, Roucher in Andrea Chenier under Marco Armiliato at Peralada Festival, Bartolo (cover) in Il Barbiere di Siviglia at New York´s Metropolitan Opera House. In 2015 he will be seen as Don Magnifico in La Cenerentola at Washington National Opera, Simone in Gianni Schicchi at Madrid´s Teatro Real, and Bartolo in Le Nozze di Figaro at Barcelona´s Gran Teatre del Liceu.