César Gutiérrez


The Colombian tenor César Gutierrez, formed with Leonel Villa at Bogotá, began his career with the most important orchestras in Colombia, as the Symphony Orchestra of Colombia and the Bogota Philharmonic Orchestra. His move to Europe earned him prestige, soon winning the Andrés Segovia Award, performing Spanish repertoire. He studied in Vienna with Margaret Lilova, obtaining the Master degrees of Opera, Lied and Oratorio. He has also won the first prizes from prestigious competitions such as the Hilde Zadek of Passau or the Gold Maria Callas Competition in Athens.

His European debut comes with Verdi, Participating in Macbeth in Bergen, Norway. Subsequently he has been invited in the major opera houses of the old continent, as Kammeroper Vienna Opera de la Bastille in Paris, Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, Carlo Felice in Geneva, Rome Opera, Berlin Staatsoper, Volksoper and Staatsoper Vienna, Theatre du Chatelet in Paris and in cities such as Stuttgart, Montecarlo, Leipzig, Nuremberg and Helsinki, among others.

His operatic repertoire has made him sing titles as El barbero de Sevilla, Otello, Lucia di Lammermoor, Rigoletto, La Traviata, Falstaff, Die Zauberflöte, Così fan tutte, La bohème, La Sonnambula, Norma, Gounod's Romeo and Juliet, Tosca , etc.

Equally important is his career as a recitalist and oratorio and symphonic genres, having performed in prestigious venues such as the Oslo Philharmonic, Kölner Philharmonie, Musikverein and Konzerthaus Vienna, Salle Pleyel in Paris, Athens Megaro Musikis or Bonn Beethoven Halle, as well as many Auditoriums in the United States, Japan and Middle East.

César Gutiérrez has made several recordings, such as The Greek Passion by Bohuslav Martinu, at the International Summer Festival Bregenz for Austrian Radio Television. He has also recorded Lucia di Lammermoor with Edita Gruberova for the label Naightingall, and songs by Verdi with Diana Damrau for the label Telos.