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"Grand and powerful Manuel Gómez Ruiz"
"First of all, the concert was a full success for its interpretation quality, where the tenor showed a perfect technique with legato control and, particularly, a dynamic, which differentiated perfectly the diverse grades of intensity"
José Sampedro. La Provincia DLP
Manuel Gómez Ruiz, born in Gran Canaria (Spain), studied at the Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler” Berlin with Anneliese Fried and at the Universität der Künste Berlin with the tenor Robert Gambill. He has participated in masterclasses led by Thomas Hampson and Wolfram Rieger (Schubertiade Hohenems); Thomas Quasthoff and Justus Zeyen (Schubertiade Schwarzenberg); John Mark Ainsley and Sir Thomas Allen (Leeds Lieder); and Malcolm Martineau (LIFE Barcelona).
In 2007 he made his debut with the zarzuela La Revoltosa, of R. Chapí production of the Komische Oper Berlin in Hebbel Theater and broadcast by Deutschlandkulturradio. A year later, 2008, he made his debut in opera as First Prisoner in Fidelio of L.v. Beethoven in Teatro Pérez Galdós of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in a production directed by José Carlos Plaza und conducted by Pedro Halffter with the Gran Canaria Philharmonic Orchestra.
The tenor has sung in concert halls including the Auditorio di Roma, Konzerthaus Berlin, Komische Oper Berlin, Auditorio de Zaragoza, Teatro Leal de La Laguna, Teatro Principal de Zaragoza, Baluarte Pamplona, Teatro Pérez Galdós Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Teatro Campoamor and Laeiszhalle Hamburg, and with the Gran Canaria Philharmonic Orchestra, Brandenburg Sypmphony Orchestra, Málaga Philharmonic Orchestra, Hamburg Symphony Orchestra, Oviedo Filarmonía, Zaragoza Symphonic Orchestra, RIAS Youth Orchestra and Lauten Compagney.
Operatic appearances include Il Podestá in La Finta Giardinera of W.A. Mozart in Berlin, the Berlin Premiere of Les Trois Souhaits of B. Martinu as Serge / Adolphe, his debut in Hamburg in Bastien und Bastienne of W. A. Mozart with the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra, the modern premiere and recording of Fra i due litiganti il terzo gode of G. Sarti, and his appearances in the opera season of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria as Roderigo in Otello; and as Incredibile in Andrea Chénier; in the Canary Islands Music Festival as Fernando in Enrique Granados´ opera Goyescas and in Ópera de Oviedo as L´abate in Andrea Chénier.
An established recitalist, he has performed at the Music Festival of the Canary Islands, Sociedad Filarmónica de Las Palmas, Sociedad Filarmónica de Zaragoza, Ciclo de Lied del Teatro Principal de Zaragoza, Leeds Lieder (Young Artist), Schubertiade de Sevilla – Andalucía Clásica and Lied Festival Victoria de los Ángeles Barcelona. In concert he has appeared with the Philharmonic Orchestra Málaga singing the tenor solo in Puccini´s Messa di Gloria; Zaragoza Symphonic Orchestra singing the Hilarión Eslava´s Oficio de Difuntos at the Auditorio de Zaragoza and Baluarte Pamplona.
He has been invited by the president of the German Federal Republic, Joachim Gauck, to perform at the official residency of Bellevue Palace and by the UEFA to sing the anthem in the final game of the Champions League in the Olympic Stadium of Berlin.
Manuel Gómez Ruiz has been awarded with the Richard Wagner Scholarship, Deutschlandstipendium, Premio Joven Canarias 2015 given by the Canary Government, and Premio Gran Canaria 2017 of the Real Sociedad Económica de Amigos del País. -