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Pau Bordas (Bass-Baritone)

Born: Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

The Spanish bass-baritone, Pau Bordas, studied singing, percussion and piano at the Conservatory of Barcelona. From 1994 to 1996 he studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London with Mark Wildman, Iain Ledingham, Robert Spencer and Paul Esswood, obtaining the Advanced Diploma with merit. In parallel, he obtained Performers Diploma from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. He attended master-classes with Robert Tear, Joan Pons, Paul Schilawsky and Kemal Khan.

As a soloist Pau Bordas has worked with directors Jordi Savall, Nigel Rogers, Josep Pons, Ernest Martinez Izquierdo, Lazlo Heltay, Salvador Brotons, James Ross, Juanjo Mena, Edmon Colomer, Alberto Zedda, Rinaldo Alessandrini, Fabio Biondi, Monica Huggett, Andrea Marcon, Andreas Spering, Robert King, Eduardo Lopez Banzo, Christina Pluhar.

He has performed at the opera Dido and Aeneas, L'incoronazione di Poppea, La Serva Padrona, Apollo and Daphne, Acis Galatea and Polifem, Giulio Cesare, W.A. Mozart's Die Zauberflöte (Papageno), W.A. Mozart's Cosi fan Tutte (Guglielmo), Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Bartolo), Divinas Palabras, 1714 Món of Guerres.

In Oratorio he has performed, among others, Monteverdi's Vespers, St. John Passion (BWV 245), St. Matthew Passion (BWV 244), Christmas Oratorio (BWV 248), Magnífcat (BWV 243), Mass in B minor (BWV 232), Cantatas BWV 4, BWV 11, BWV 40, BWV 64, BWV 78, BWV 80, BWV 82, BWV 106 , BWV 111, BWV 133, BWV 140, BWV 158 and BWV 212 by J.S. Bach; Messiah, Judas Machabeus, Alexander's Feast by George Frideric Handel; Mass in C minor, Requiem by W.A. Mozart; The Creation, Nelson Mass, Paukenmesse, St. Nicholas Mass, The Seven Last Words of Jesus, Santa Cecilia Mass, Ode for the anniversary of Queen Anne, Creation Mass by Haydn; Fantasy, Mass in C Major and Symphony No. 9 by L.v. Beethoven; Mass in B flat by Schubert; Psalm 115 and Elijah by Felix Mendelssohn; Johannes Brahms' Requiem, Gabriel Fauré's Requiem, Maurice Duruflé's Requiem, Igor Stravinsky's Mass, El Retablo del Maese Pedro by Falla, Three Songs of Don Quixote by Ravel, Los amantes de Teruel by Breton, Lindberg's flight by Kurt Weil, El Pessebre by Pablo Casals.

He has also sung as a soloist, among others, with the following orchestras: Orquesta Ciutat de Barcelona, Orquesta del Teatre Lliure, Orquesta Sinfónica de Granada, Orquesta Barroca Catalana, Orquesta de les Illes Balears, Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla, Orquesta Barroca de Sevilla, Orquesta Sinfónica de Bilbao, Orquesta Nacional d'Andorra, Orquesta de la Comunidad de Madrid, and with the ensembles Percussions of Amsterdam, Percussions de Barcelona and Venice Baroque Orchestra, El Concierto Español, Europa Galante, Quarteto Endellion and L'Arpeggiata. He currently lives in Barcelona, Spain.

Source: Orquestra de Cambra Terrassa48 Website, English translation by Aryeh Oron (October 2015)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (October 2015)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Jordi Casas Bayer


BWV 40

Raphaël Pichon


Member of Ensemble Pygmalion:
C-1 (2014):
BWV 244a [2nd recording]

Links to other Sites

Pau Bordas - bajo (Terrassa48) [Spanish]

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