Francisco Fernández-Rueda


The tenor Francisco Fernández-Rueda, who was born in Seville, began his musical training on clarinet and initially earned a degree in French philology before taking up vocal studies at the Escola Superior de Musica in Barcelona. He is a graduate of William Christie’s “Jardin des Voix,” which has been a formative influence. Since then Fernández-Rueda has also worked with Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Jordi Savall, Raphaël Pichon, Konrad Junghändel, and Fabio Biondi, performing at the Opéra Comique in Paris and the Opéra Royal de Versailles, the Schwetzingen Festival, the Baden-Baden Festspielhaus, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. His opera repertoire includes Mozart’s Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni), Handel’s Bajazet (Tamerlano), Monteverdi’s Orfeo, and Narete in Hasse’s Leucippo. He took part in the rediscovery of Lully’s Atys under the direction of William Christie.

April 2017