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Biography

Critics consider him to be the stand-out Spanish tenor with a meteoric career which in the past three years led him to perform in some of the most prestigious theatres in Spain and Europe: Teatro de la Zarzuela (Madrid), Teatro Maestranza (Seville), La Fenice (Venice), Caracalla and Rome Opera House and the Landestheater (Salzburg). He has also sung at Teatro del Bicentenario (Mexico), Teatro Argentino de la Plata (Argentina), the Amazonas Opera Festival, the Sydney Opera House and Teatro Sao Carlo in Lisbon.

Born in Abadiño, Vizcaya, he began his vocal training at the Durango Conservatory and later moved to Bilbao, Madrid, Marseille, Paris, Rome and the United States. The greatest contribution to his technical development was made by his coach Ana Begoña Hernandez. The unconditional support of the Alfredo Kraus Musical Association (AMAK) is also worth mentioning.

He won awards in contests in Logroño, Ana Maria Iriarte, Bilbao, Manuel Ausensi, Marseille and Jaume Aragall Sabadell.

In 2011, he began his international career by singing Madama Butterfly in Novara and the Donizetti Festival in Bergamo.

In 2012 he sang The Wildcat in a new production of Jose Carlos Plaza at Teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid and Teatro Calderón in Valladolid, Werther at Teatro Argentino de la Plata, Belisario in the Donizetti Festival in Bergamo and Madama Butterfly at Teatro Gayarre in Pamplona.

In 2013 he sang I Masnadieri and Madama Butterfly at La Fenice in Venice, Werther at the Landestheater in Salzburg, Madama Butterfly at Teatro Bicentenario in Leon (Mexico), The Wildcat at Teatro de la Maestranza in Seville and at Teatro Campoamor in Oviedo and Tosca at Caracalla Opera House (Rome) and at Teatro Verdi in Padua.

In 2014, he performed Curro Vargas at Teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid in a new production by Graham Vick, The Wildcat at Teatro Sao Carlo in Lisbon, Madama Butterfly at the Sydney Opera House with Fura del Baus, Carmen in the Amazonas Festival at the Manaus Opera House and at the Rome Opera House in a production by Emilio Sagi and Norma in the Beijing Opera House in a production called Pier’Alli directed by Renato Palumbo.

In 2015 he sang Goyescas in Turin and Teatro Real in Madrid, The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein at Teatro de la Zarzuela, Tosca at Semperoper Dresden, The Knight of the Rose (Italian tenor) directed by the Maestro Welser-Möst at the Salzburg Festival and Carmen at the Felsenreitschule Theatre in Salzburg and Teatro San Carlo in Naples directed by the Maestro Zubin Mehta.

In 2016 Andeka made his debut in The Philharmonic Society of Bilbao with a Lieder Concert Recital. He sang the opera Goyescas, by Enrique Granados, in the Opera di Firenze and the Teatro San Carlo in Naples. He debuted the role of “Foresto” in Attila by Giusseppe Verdi at the Montecarlo Opera under the musical direction of Maestro Callegari and the stage master Maestro Raimondi. We could also listen to him at the Teatro Comunale di Bologna singing Carmen, at El Palau de les Arts in Valencia, singing El Gato Montes de Penella, celebrating 100 years since his first performance and at the Staatsoper in Dresden where for the third time he sang Tosca de Puccini .

The 2017 began with the debut of La Villana, in the Theater of the Zarzuela of Madrid, a work that for more than thirty years that not stepped on the tables. Recently Andeka has participated with Opera Australia in the assembly of Carmen in the festival HANDA OPERA, where she has represented 13 times the role “Don José”. We will soon be able to hear it in Caracalla, Rome, at the Palace of Fine Arts in Mexico DF, debuting La Fanciulla del West, at the Capitol Theater in Sydney singing Madama Butterfly and at the Teatro Comunale in Bologna singing “Cavaradossi” in Tosca.

Gorrotxategi also prepares his debut singing “Gabriele” in Simone Boccanegra (Verdi) for 2018 and “Rodolfo” in the Boheme (Puccini) for 2019.

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