Carlos Andrés Cárdenas
The tenor Carlos Andrés Cárdenas, who was born in Bogotá, Columbia, embarks on his second season as a member of Oper Frankfurt's Opera Studio, during which you can hear him as Almeric in Iolanta, Flavio in Norma, 3rd Jew in Salome, the Tailor in Königskinder and in a new production of Rossini's Bianca e Falliero. He sang in last season's corona adapted revival of Manon Lescaut and in the closing concert at the Tirol Summer Festival in Erl. His repertoire includes Don Ramiro (La Cenerentola), Tamino (Die Zauberflöte), Ferrando (Così fan tutte), Don Basilio / Don Curzio (Le nozze di Figaro), Gustavo (Los Gavilanes), Tito (La Clemenza di Tito) and Mr. Rodriguez (Awakenings). He studied at the Universidad Pedagógica Nacional in Bogotá before joining the University of Notre Dame's Sacred Music Program. He graduated from Cincinnati University's Conservatory of Music and was a member of the Music Academy of the West. He recently took part in Glimmerglass Festival's Young Artists Programme. He won 3rd prize at the Orquesta Filharmónica de Bogotá's 2012 National Singing Competition, was awarded a scholarship by the Cartagena Festival de Música and is a Fellow of the Atlantic Music Festival. He won awards at the Gerda Lissner Foundation in New York's Song Competition, the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in Illinois and the William C. Byrd Young Artist Competition.