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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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Worldwide general management with Askonas Holt

Season Highlights

Oct 2024 - Oct 2024
Opera de Oviedo, Teatro Campoamor, Spain
Gioachino Rossini - Il Barbiere di Siviglia (role of Figaro) Lucía Marín (Conductor) Rita Cosentino (Director) Oviedo Philharmonic Orchestra
Mar 2025 - Mar 2025
Dutch National Opera, Amsterdam
Philip Venables - We Are the Lucky Ones (role of Seven) Bassem Akiki (Conductor) Ted Huffman (Director)
Apr 2025 - Jul 2025
Glyndbourne Festival Opera, England
Gioachino Rossini - Il Barbiere di Siviglia (role of Figaro) Rory Macdonald (Conductor) Annabel Arden (Director) London Philharmonic Orchestra


Selected Repertoire

BelliniI Puritani (Riccardo)
BizetCarmen (Escamillo)   •   Les Pecheurs des Perles (Zurga)
DebussyPelleas et Melisande (Pelleas)
DonizettiDon Pasquale (Malatesta)   •   L’elisir d’amore (Belcore)
GounodFaust (Valentin)   •   Romeo et Juliette (Mercutio)
J. Strauss Die Fledermaus (Eisenstein)
LeoncavalloI Pagliacci (Silvio)
MassenetCherubin (Count)   •   Werther (Albert)
MozartCosì fan tutte (Guglielmo)   •   Le nozze di Figaro (Count Almaviva)
PucciniGianni Schicchi   •   La Bohème (Marcello)   •   Manon Lescaut   •   Turandot (Ping)
RaskatovAnimal Farm (Boxer)
RossiniIl Barbiere di Siviglia (Figaro)   •   Il turco in Italia (Don Geronio)   •   Le Comte Ory   •   La Cenerentola (Dandini)
VerdiFalstaff (Ford)



  • The Merry Widow (Lehár)

    Glyndebourne Opera Festival
    Jun 2024
    • Olvera is magnificent as Danilo, witty, utterly charismatic, constantly swivelling between awareness and self-delusion. It’s a performance of great insight and finesse,

    • the strongest vocal contribution comes from Germán Olvera, playing Count Danilo, her former lover whose lingering (and reciprocated) infatuation provides the emotional fulcrum of the work

    • Danielle de Niese is … sounding great and well matched with Germán Olvera as Danilo, the best singer on stage.

    • She is paired with Germán Olvera as a fine Danilo, who imposes with his proud, bronzed baritone, allied to an unusually brooding take on the role, which he turns to great advantage by the end.

    • Danielle de Niese [as Hanna] is a consummate realisation, ideally matched by the stylish matinee-idol persona of German Olvera’s Danilo, his baritone an exceptional instrument.