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Marcelo Alvarez

Marcelo Raul Alvarez, , is an Argentine lyric tenor who achieved international success starting in the mid-1990s.

While still in Argentina, Alvarez starred in Donizettis L'elisir d'amore at the Teatro Roma in Buenos Aires (December 1994). These early performances enabled him to cultivate his voice and acting skills, and with the confidence he gained from those beginning experiences and the enthusiastic encouragement from di Stefano and Pavarotti, he and his wife decided to sell everything they owned and move to Europe to expand his opportunities for a career as an opera singer.

Alvarez traveled to Buenos Aires in the spring of 1999 for production of the award-winning documentary film, Marcelo Alvarez In Search of Gardel. The film chronicles the making of Alvarez's CD, Marcelo Alvarez Sings Gardel, which offers a modern audience the most famous tangos, while honoring the spirit and style of legendary tanguero Carlos Gardel. The songs on this album, originally recorded by Gardel before his early death in 1935, are among the oldest tangos and have a classical foundation, having been inspired by the music of Chopin, Brahms and Schumann.

Related websites

The Rapture of Restraint, Werther, Royal Opera House, London

From Furniture Store to Stage

My Other Voice is the Bee Gees

With Heart and Soul - Marcelo Alvarez, Covent Gardens Don Jose, talks to Jim Pritchard


Piano, pianissimo, senza parlar from Rossinis Il barbiere di Siviglia

De este apacible rincon de Madrid from Luisa Fernanda zarzuela

Teatro Avenida



Argentine Export

Pavarotti International Voice Competition

A Plum Assignment for a Late Bloomer

Wild bull of the Pampas

Tenor Library Marcelo Alvarez

Table listing all Marcelo Alvarezs performances since 1994

A tenor to die for, whether on stage or off

Just Short of Perfection

Marcelo Alvarez, Romancing the Tone

Marcelo Alvarez In Search of Gardel

Amarilli, mia bella, composer Giulio Caccini (~1550 - 1618)

Harriman-Jewell Series

The House in Order - Review of Rigoletto and Jenufa

Il Trovatore provides a dramatic opera experience

DVD Review of Puccini - La Boheme recording of the Feb 2003 performance at the Teatro degli Arcimboldi

Program description of Duetto - The Concert at the Roman Colosseum

In Review - Paris - Massenets Manon from Opera Paris

Di quella pira from Verdis Il trovatore

The Bee Gee Who Never Was

DVD Review of Puccini - Tosca, Jul 2006 performance at the Arena di Verona

Hugo De Ana

That Gypsy Girl - She Is and Always Will Be Trouble

L'ara o l'avello apprestami from Verdis Luisa Miller, Parma 2007

Verdi, Luisa Miller

"At the Metropolitan Opera, a Kinky Take on a Classic"

Metropolitan Opera's Live in HD schedule, 2009-2010

Una furtiva lagrima from Donizettis Lelisir damore

Giuseppe Verdis Rigoletto Story

"Excellent Verdi singing"


Playlist of Marcelo Alvarez videos of concerts and opera on YouTube.com

Alvarez's bio on Decca Music Group, his recording label as of 2008

English fan club site

English-German fan club site

English-Italian-Spanish site

Leyla Gencer Voice Competition

Marcelo Alvarezs bio from Sony Classical

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