Carlos Montané, tenor

Professor Carlos Montané

Carlos made his professional debut as the “Duca di Mantua” in G. Verdi ’s
“Rigoletto” with the Cuban National Opera.

In 1963 he won the Metropolitan Opera Regional Auditions in
Boston and went to the finals at the old Metropolitan Opera House.

In 1970 he made his debut as “Alfred o” in G. Verdi ’s “La Traviata ” with the New York City Opera , joining an excellent roster of young tenors which included Placid o Domingo, José Carrera s, Enrico Di Giuseppe and many others great singers including Patricia Wise. During the following two years he sang roles in Rigoletto , La Bohème, Tosca and Un Ballo di Maschera.

In 1973 he performed his first “Rena to Des Grieux” in “Manon Lescaut” in Seattle. This role opened hi s career in Germany as in the same year he sang “Des Grieux” with the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Deutsche Operam Rhein in Dusseldorf and with the Metropolitan Opera in New York.

His career took off performing mainly in Europe and the US with the opera companies in Hartford, Milwaukee, Houston, Philadelphia , Miami, Pittsburgh, Hamburg, Paris, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Bologna , Ravenna , Modena , Ljubljana, Zagreb, Belgrade, Buda pest, Bratislava , Oslo, Barcelona , Graz , Salzburg, a s well as Rio de Janeiro, Monterrey (Mexico), Puerto Rico, Dominic an Republic, Colombia, Winnipeg, Cape Town, Durban, Seoul, Hong Kong, Singapore, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, New Delhi , Bombay, Madras, Islamabad, Lahore , Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Abu Dhabi , Dubai , Cairo, and Oman.

Carlos also presented Master Classes in Urbania, Ferrara, Salzburg, Stuttgart, Leipzig, S t. Petersburg (Russia ), Weimar, Saarburg, Vianden, Seoul, Taegu, and Kwangju.