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About Elías

Baritone Elías Arranz completed his higher singing and postgraduate studies at the prestigious Royal Academy of Music in London, then furthered his training at the Opera Studio of La Monnaie – CMRE in Brussels with José Van Dam, and completed them in 2013-14 in Valencia, graduating from the first Master's in Opera Performance in Spain, under the direction of Ana Luisa Chova.

In September 2022 Arranz received the honorary title of ‘Associated to the Royal Academy of Music’, in recognition of his professional career and the Academy's desire to associate the singer's name with the institution.

Arranz’s acting versatility and solid vocal projection have given him many operatic debuts in roles such as Marcello in Puccini’s “La Bohème”, Alfio in Mascagni's "Cavalleria rusticana", Leporello in Mozart's "Don Giovanni”, Conte d’Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro”, Papageno in Mozart’s ”Die Zauberflöte”, Dux/Marco in Millan Picazo’s “La Dogaresa” and support roles in Britten’s “Death in Venice” or Strauss’ “Salome”… thus performing at several stages in the UK, La Monnaie (Belgium), Teatro Real (Madrid), Opera on the Avalon (Canada), Teatro Principal (Vitoria), Teatro Jovellanos (Gijón)...


His musician skills allow him to master operatic new creations such as Daedalus in J. Dove's "Monster in the Maze" at the Gran Teatre del Liceu two consecutives seasons, Moritz Gagern's "Schwebstoff" in Berlin, Carles Prat's “Teatro alla Moda” at Teatre Bartrina (Reus) and Juan Carlos Perez's basque opera "Saturraran" at Teatro Arriaga (Bilbao). Nevertheless Arranz’s coloratura skills and care for prosody/clear articulation have made him also a requested Early Music performer debuting as Lesbo in Händel’s “Agrippina” alongside Anne Hallenberg, Vivica Genaux and Al Ayre Español at the Théatre des Champs Elysées, as Atlante in Hidalgo’s "Las Fortunas de Andrómeda y Perseo" at the Wiener Konzerthaus, as Re di Scozzia in Händel's "Ariodante" at Händel Festivals Halle and Göttingen (Germany), as Argante in Händel’s “Rinaldo”, several roles in Purcell's "The Fairy Queen", Melisso in Händel's "Alcina" at theaters in Wintherthur, Wolfsburg, Aschaffenburg and Weingarten, as well as "Der Teufel im Licht" with Bach’s masterpieces at the Neuköllner Oper Berlin which will return next season with the Lautten Compagney Orchestra conducted by Wolfgang Katschner.

Arranz’s refined musicality opened him the doors to the symphonic scene, where he performed majors works as Beethoven's 9th Symphony conducted by Edmon Colomer, both in Spanish venues such as the Auditorio de Zaragoza, the Palau de la Música Catalana or the Auditori de Girona, Mozart's Requiem conducted by Simon Halsey at the Palau de la Música Catalana, Haydn's Die Schöpfung and several Masses, Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle, Saint-Saens' Oratorio de Noël, as well as Fauré’s and Bruckner’s Requiems, in auditoriums and festivals in the UK, Belgium, France, Mexico, and Spain).

In the field of oratorio, his notable performances include major works by Bach, which he has sung with renowned conductors such as Trevor Pinnock and Juanjo Mena, among others. In 2013, he sang the arias in the Johannespassion with the Orquestra Simfònica del Vallès and performed as Jesus in the same work with the Orquestra Nacional de Cambra d’Andorra and the Orfeó Català at the Palau de la Música Catalana. The baritone established himself as one of the most sought-after voices in Spain to interpret Händel's "Messiah", in venues such as Auditorio Nacional (Madrid), Auditori Nacional (Barcelona), Auditori de Girona, Auditorio Manuel de Falla, Teatro Arriaga or Teatro Victoria Eugenia, with the Orquesta Ciudad de Granada, Forma Antiqva, Vespres d’Arnadí and the Bilbao Sinfonietta. He sang also this work on tour the Franz Schubert Filharmonia conducted by Paul Agnew. Arranz also recently performed Bach's St. Matthew Passion on tour in Holland and the programm “Händel im Affekt” with the ensemble The Present at Zamus Festival in Köln.

An active liederist, he performed Schubert's “Die Schöne Müllerin” and "Winterreise" with pianist Rubén Fernández Aguirre at the prestigious Sociedad Filarmónica de Bilbao and Medina del Campo (Valladolid), as well as recitals at the Quincena Musical de San Sebastián, the Festival de Música de Granada, at the MIM in Brussels, the Mexican Embassy in Washington, the Virginia Arts Festival (USA), and the Festival “Mas i Mas” in Barcelona. Arranz next Art Song concert tour this summer features Schumann’s “Myrthen” next to soprano Júlia Farrés-Llongueras and pianist Daniel Blanch.

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