Spanish tenor Pablo García-López is one of today’s rising stars of the European opera and concert stages. He is praised by El Mundo for the “decisive beauty of his light-lyric timbre, his unquestionable musicality and communicability."
Born in Cordoba, Pablo began his singing studies at the conservatory of his hometown with the tenor Juan Luque. Later, he perfected his singing studies at the Universität Mozarteum in Salzburg and the Centre de Perfeccionamiento Plácido Domingo at the Palau de les Arts in Valencia. He completed his training in Berlin with John Norris. In 2020 he was awarded the Bandera de las Artes de Andalucía and in 2022.
In the last few years, he has made acclaimed appearances on Spain’s most prestigious stages, leading to international debuts at opera houses such as Royal Opera Wallonie de Liège, Opera de Lausanne, Royal Opera House of Muscat, Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía de Valencia and Theatre du Capitole de Toulouse. He has worked with Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Chailly, Jesús López-Cobos, and Omer Meir Wellber, among other conductors.
In the 2023/24 season, he makes his role debut as Monostatos in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte at the Opéra de Lausanne, he revives the role of Pedro in the contemporary opera Tránsito by Jesús Torres at the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia, a role he created at the world premiere in 2021 in Madrid. He takes on the role of Paco Vegellana in Marisa Machado’s opera La Regenta at the Teatro Real/Teatro Español. In concert, he sings baroque music with the ensemble Forma Antiqva at the Festival Internacional de Santander and Spanish songs with the orchestra of his home town Córdoba. He also sings his first Tony in West Side Story at the Auditorio de Zaragoza.
Last season, Pablo sang the role of Cegeste in Philip Glass’ Orphée Teatro Real/Teatro Español, followed by his house debut at the Gran Teatre del Liceu as Tinka in Puccini’s Il Tabarro and a house debut at ABAO Ópera de Bilbao as Ferrando in Così fan tutte. He returned to the Teatro Real to sing Albazar in Rossini’s Il turco in Italia He performed Lorca’s Canciones Populares and Berlioz Les nuits d’été Previous highlights were his return to Opéra de Lausanne as Basilio in Le Nozze di Figaro, and Benoît in La Bohème at the Teatro Real Madrid. As a concert soloist, he performed Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel’s Oratorium nach Bildern der Bibelwith the Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León, and 2. in Salomé, with David Afkham and the Orquesta Nacional de España.
«El tenor ofreció un Nemorino di grazia, con la fuerza necesaria para modelar el canto melódico, de carácter melodramático, que trazó Donizetti. Su voz clara y bien colocada llegó a la sala con naturalidad, mientras cuidaba las aristas de su personaje en la lucha por el amor de Adina, con momentos para recitados de altura y gestos de bravura –a subrayar, su «Adina credimi»–, además del aria «Una furtiva lagrima», de expresión personal, premiada por el público.»
With his fresh sound and expressive delicacy, Pablo is particularly associated with the Mozartian repertoire, having performed Ferrando in Così fan tutte at the Teatro Cervantes de Málaga, Belmonte in Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Die Entführung aus dem SerailTamino in The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöteat the Gran Teatro de Córdoba and Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni at the Ópera de Oviedo. Another of Pablo’s signature roles is Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore a role that suits him particularly and which he has sung many times in Spanish theatres, including a jump in at the last minute at the Ópera de Oviedo under the direction of Óliver Díaz.
His passion for new music has led him to perform several world premieres such as: the opera Tránsito by Jesús Torres, Sinfonía Córdoba and Escenas de una primavera alemana by Lorenzo Palomo, the opera Café Kafka by Francisco Coll at the Palau de les Arts, the opera Fuenteovejuna by Muñiz at Ópera Oviedo, the opera El Guardián de los Cuentos by Miquel Ortega at the Baluarte in Pamplona, and the song cycles Hijo Mío by Jesús Torres and Caminos de la tarde by Hermes Luaces. In the summer of 2022, Pablo performed the role of First Senator in Rufus Wainwright’s Hadrian at the Teatro Real and at the Festival Castell de Peralada.
His first solo album entitled Rutas with pianist Aurelio Viribay was released in 2020, featuring Spanish art songs from the 20th centur. The album was awarded the "Melómano de Oro" by the music magazine Melómano. His discography further includes Puccini’s Turandot (Decca) conducted by Zubin Mehta, La bohème (Accentus) conducted by Riccardo Chailly, and Palomo's Sinfónía Córdoba (Naxos) conducted by Jesús López-Cobos.