Jordi Domènech


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 Espafriol, 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 in Monteverdi's Orfeo for Birmingham Opera and, as cover, in Handel's Rodelinda for Glyndebourne Opera Festival and Glyndebourne Touring Opera. He also sung Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, 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, Mussorgsky'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 Haendel'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's Carmina Burana and the premiere of Guarneri's Passione secondo Matteo with the Scala Chorus and Orchestra.

He has won piano, composition and singing prizes (1997 Countertenor prize in Viñas International Singing Competition).