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César Cortés

Tenor

César Augusto Cortés Betancourt, is a Colombian tenor born in the city of Cali (Colombia) on September 22, 1989, graduated from the National Pedagogical University as a graduate in Music, he lives in Barcelona where, in 2019, he got a Master degree at the Conservatori of Liceu under the guidance of Marta Matheu.


He attended masterclasses with Miquel Ortega Pujol, Alexandra Rosa Zabala, Gino Quilico, Melba Ramos, Victoria Livengood, Marta Matheu, Elio Orciuolo, Nancy Herrera, Dolora Zajick, Raul Jimenez, Francisco Araiza, Teresa Berganza.


He was awarded in several Competition: Winner of the National Singing Contest, organized by the Philharmonic Orchestra of Bogotá (Colombia) in 2016; Winner of the Josep Palet International Singing Contest (Martorell) in 2017; second place in the Andrea Singing International Contest Chénier in Foggia (Italy).

He was also awarded with the Scholarship granted by the Philharmonic Orchestra of Bogotá and the Conservatori Liceu of Barcelona (Spain) in 2017-2018 to continue his studies with the  Master degree in Opera Performance.

After his debut as a soloist in 2015 with Opera de Colombia, as Edoardo in La cambiale di matrimonio, he had the opportunity to begin performing in Spain as Florville in Il Signor Bruschino with Opera de Sarrià conducted by Raul Jimenez, Tamino in Die Zauberflöte at the Palau de la Música Catalana, preparing the role with Francisco Araiza; Ferrando in Così fan tutte with Opera de Sabadell.

He also performed with Opera de Sabadell as Beppe in Pagliacci and as Bertrando in L'inganno felice with Opera de Sarrià under the artistic direction of Raul Gimenez.


In 2018/19 he debuts as Nemorino in Elisir d'amore with Opera de Sabadell, Alphonse in La muette de Portici at Theater Kiel; winner of Belcanto Prize as best emerging voice at Festival Rossini in Wildbad where he took part to the Accademia Belcanto.


In 2019/20: Il viaggio a Reims (Belfiore), Les Troyens (Iopas) - Theater Kiel; La cenerentola (Don Ramiro) - Swedish Royal Opera, Stockholm; La sonnambula (Elvino), La clemenza di Tito (Tito), Zaide (Gomatz)  - Theater Oldenburg; La scala di seta (Dorvil) - Festival Rossini in Wildbad (cancelled).


In 2020/21: La finta giardiniera (Belfiore) - Theater Kiel; Don Pasquale (Ernesto) in Oldenburg; In December 2020 a concert at Liceu with Sondra Radvanovsky "Les tres reines" (cancelled);  Il barbiere di Siviglia (Conte Almaviva) in Reggio Emilia; Lucia di Lammermoor (Edgardo) at Liceu in Barcelona.


In 2021/22: Die Zauberflöte (Tamino), La Juive (Leopold), Il Cambise by Scarlatti - Theater Kiel; Don Pasquale (Ernesto) - Teatro Verdi in Trieste.










Finta giardiniera

Che beltà




Quanto è bella




Caro elisir





Una furtiva lagrima




Ecco, ridente in cielo




Se il mio nome saper


LES TROYENS

O blonde Cérès











L'ELISIR D'AMORE (Nemorino)

IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA