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Adriano d'Alchimio (Counter-tenor)

Born: 1981 - Buenos Aires, Argentina

The Argentinean counter-tenor, Adriano d'Alchimio, began his musical studies of transverse flute in 1995, and piano in 1996, with Alicia Belleville. He studied singing with the counter-tenor Daniel Guzmán, Sergio Pelacani (Italian Baroque) and the counter-tenor Martin Oro. He has also taken courses in Baroque art with mezzo-soprano Rosa Dominguez and is currently a student of María Rosa Farré.

Adriano d'Alchimio sang as soprano soloist Mass in B minor (BWV 232) by J.S. Bach, Requiem by W.A. Mozart and Mass in G by Schubert. He also sang Exsultate, jubilate and Le nozze di Figaro (Cherubino) by W.A. Mozart, Juditha Triumphans (Vagans) by Antonio Vivaldi, The Canterville Ghost by Fernando Albinarrate, Oh paise the Lord by George Frideric Handel and Penas sin importancia by Griselda Gambaro.

In 2004 Adriano d'Alchimio starred in the title role of G.F. Handel's oratorio Alexander Balus, conducted by Sergio Siminovich. In 2005 he sang J.S. Bach's Cantatas BWV 106 and BWV 131, the title role of G.F. Handel's great oratorio Solomon, in the city of Santa Fe, with the Orquesta Barroca del Suquía, and in July of that year he performed the role of Hymen in A. Vivaldi's Cantata La Gloria e Imeneoi, with the Orquesta Barroca La Cetra. In 2006 he participated in Buenos Aires Lírica's production of L'incoronazione di Poppea by Monteverdi, in the role of Amore, conducted by Juan Manuel Quintana, and sang G.F. Handel's oratorio Belshazzar (role of Cyrus) and J.S. Bach's Cantatas BWV 141 and BWV 142. In 2007 he participated again in Buenos Aires Lírica's production of G.F. Handel's Rodelinda, in the role of Unulfo, also conducted by Juan Manuel Quintana. He also sang the arias of J.S. Bach's Christmas Oratorio (BWV 248) and G.F. Handel's Dixit Dominus (alto and soprano 2). Recently, he participated again in the production of G.F. Handel's Belshazzar.

Adriano d'Alchimio has appeared at important venues in Argentina, as Salón Dorado del Teatro Colón, Teatro Margarita Xirgu, Teatro Roma, Casa de la Ópera, Manufactura Papelera, Museo Metropolitano and Pasaje Dardo Rocha (La Plata), and halls in the provinces including Santa fe, Tucumán, Jujuy and Córdoba.

Source: Handel forever Website, English translation by Aryeh Oron (August 2015)
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Aryeh Oron (August 2015)

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Sergio Siminovich


Video: G.F. Handel: Brockes Passion, HWV 48

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Adriano d'Alchimio (Handel forever) [Spanish]


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