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Kate Robson

Kate Robson

Assistant Artist Manager


Worldwide general management with Askonas Holt

About Germán

The Mexican baritone Germán Olvera made his operatic debut at the Mexican National Opera (Palacio de bellas artes) in 2013 as Escamillo (Carmen). He subsequently studied at the Centre de Perfeccionament Plácido Domingo in Valencia where he made his European debut jumping in as Lescaut (Manon Lescaut) conducted by Domingo.

In 2019 Germán joined the ensemble at Staatsoper Hannover where his roles have included Count Almaviva, Don Giovanni, Escamillo, Figaro (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Belcore (L’elisir d’amore), Marcello (La bohème) and Anthony (Sweeney Todd).

Recent highlights include his debut at Glyndebourne Festival Opera as Count Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro); a house and role debut at the Royal Opera House Muscat as Guglielmo (Così fan tutte); Ping (Turandot) at Teatro Real Madrid and De Nederlandse Opera; Fernando (Entre Sevilla y Triana ) at the Oviedo Zarzuela Festival, and upcoming performances as Malatesta (Don Pasquale) at Opéra National de Lorraine.

He has also performed in two world premieres: Don Rodrigo (El Caballero de Olmedo) at Teatro de la Zarzuela Madrid, and Boxer (Animal Farm) at De Nederlandse Opera. On the concert platform, he made his debut at the 2023 BBC Proms Festival as baritone soloist in Orff’s Carmina Burana. He recently sang and recorded Belfiore (Un giorno di Regno) and Dżares (Paria) with Fabio Biondi and Europa Galante at the Chopin Festival in Warsaw.

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Season Highlights

Oct 2023 - Oct 2023
Teatro de la Zarzuela
Arturo Díez Boscovich - El caballero de Olmedo (Don Rodrigo) Guillermo García Calvo (Conductor) Lluís Pasqual (Director)
Dec 2023 - Dec 2023
Opéra national de Lorraine, Nancy
Donizetti - Don Pasquale (Doctor Malatesta) Giulio Cilona (Conductor) Tim Sheader (Director)
Feb 2024
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
Helstone - Het Pand der Goden (concert version) Otto Tausk (conductor)