Carlos Mena, counter-tenor

Carlos Mena was trained by R. Levitt and R. Jacobs at the prestigious Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, where he is currently Professor of Historic Singing. His repertoire ranges from the Middle Ages to contemporary music. He has sung at venues such as Musikverein in Vienna, Barbican Centre in London, Felsenreitschule and Grosses Festspielhaus in Salzburg, Philarmonie in Berlin, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Chatelet in Paris, Teatro Real in Madrid, Liceu in Barcelona, Opera City Hall in Tokyo, Osaka Symphony Hall, Schönberg Hall in Los Angeles, Alice Tully Hall at the MET in New York, Kennedy Centre in Washington, Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall in Melbourne, Bellas Artes in Mexico City, Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, among others.

His more than 50 recitals recorded for Harmonia Mundi, Mirare, Deutsche Grammophon, Sony Music and Glossa have received numerous national and international awards.

He has been a resident artist of the Palais de Beaux Arts, CNDM and Granada City Orchestra. He is a member of the Princess of Asturias Foundation Arts Award. He is Artistic Director of the Galicia Symphony Orchestra. As director, he conducts the symphony orchestras of Bilbao, Asturias, Galicia, Navarra, Portugal, OCRTVE, Granada City, Córdoba, Barroca Catalana and La Cetra Barockorchester.


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Asier Polo, cello

Carlos Mena, countertenor

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Basque National Orchestra

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ODE 1442-2


Released 06/2024

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