Winner of the Wagner Award in the "Gerda Lissner International Voice Competition" in 2008 in New York.
The American tenor Gustavo Jimenez is today regarded as one of the most versatile singers, and with his voluminous, great voice both as an opera singer and as a singer of songs. Los Angeles (California) born, he begins to study first as an actor and director in California Politechnic University Pumona. He makes his first appearance at seventeen years old with Orchestrer in California, as a tenor in Bach's Magnificat with the San Gabriel Valley Orchestra. He began his vocal studies in the "Mannes College of Music" and theater studies with Herbert Berghof at HB Studios and Paul Richards at Sunset Studios in Hollywood.
With the goal in "heroic tenor" compartment after perfecting the "Bayreuth" tradition, Gustavo Jimenez has with the heroic tenor JAMES KING at Indiana University, studying technique and interpretation. Then he gets to Germany, where he studied at the Munich Singschul 'in Munich, and later in Milan and Rome with Franco Correlli Antonietta Stella.
At the same time he makes masterclasses with Hans Hotter, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau with whom he has prepared his lieder repertoire, and the "Songs of a Wayfarer" by Mahler, which, he in a Tour in several German cities with the Regensburg Periwinkle Orchestra has sung. As a result, the composer of Bayreuth Christian Cieslak has for him the song cycle "Love Faces" with text by Heinrich Heine composed for voice and harp.
He has frequently appeared on television and radio, for example, in a matinee with Schubert songs on WQXR-FM in New York with Robert Sherman, Christmas concerts for the Finn television, and for an Opera Gala Concert for RAI in Italy.
His repertoire begins with roles as Otello in Verdi's Otello, Siegmund in Wagner's THE VALKYRIE, Idomeneo in Mozart's Idomeneo, in Tannhäuser Tannhäuser, and Samson in Saint-Saëns' SAMSON ET DALILA to. Recently he has sung excerpts from Verdi's Otello, Strauss's Salome, and Weber's Freischütz with the Orchestra of the Bavarian State Opera, the Munich Symphony Orchestra, and the Orchestra of the Academic Choral Society, of which he is an active member.
On the Schumann year in 2010, he has given several recitals with the Dichterliebe in Munich. In addition to a career as an opera singer, he is also active as a teacher and voice teacher and appreciated.
Roles Composer Opera
Otello G. Verdi OTELLO
Tannhäuser R. Wagner TANNHÄUSER
Siegmund R. Wagner DIE WALKURE
Parsifal R. Wagner PARSIFAL
Max C. M. von Weber DER FREISCHÜTZ
Florestan L. v. Beethoven FIDELIO
Der Tambourmajor A. Berg WOZZECK
Samson C. Saint-Saëns SAMSONT ET DALILA
Der Kaiser R. Strauss DIE FRAU OHNE SCHATTEN
Bacchus R. Strauss ARIADNE AUF NAXOS
Concert Composer Composition
Solo G. Mahler DAS LIED VON DER ERDE
Solo A. Schönberg GURRE-LIEDER
Solo L. v. Beethoven SYMPHONY Nr. 9