Alejandro Roca


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Alejandro Roca is one of the main characters of the lyrical scene in Colombia. Due to his interest in the vocal repertoire, he has promoted and participated in important projects in this field in recent decades. His work as an accompanying pianist and vocal coach in four continents sustains his musical proposal.

Roca’s vocal repertoire includes more than seventy works of great importance between operas and zarzuelas, he has worked as musical director with the Opera of Colombia, Teatro Colon and Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo and as guest conductor of the most important orchestras in the country (Sinfónica Nacional de Colombia, Filarmónica de Bogotá, Filarmónica de Medellín and Filarmónica de Cali), and has collaborated over the years with conductors such as Gustavo Dudamel, Rinaldo Alessandrini, Andrés Orozco Estrada, Josep Caballe-Domenech, Hilary Griffiths, Patrick Fournillier and Miguel Roa, among others.

Roca has been Academic Director of the Master Classes program at the Cartagena Music Festival, Director of the Opera Workshop at the Universidad Central and Music Director of the Scuola Italia Singers Program in Sant’Angelo in Vado (Italy). Recent international engagements include his debut with the Philharmonic of the Philippines, the Orchestra of the Claudio Santoro National Theater in Brasilia (Brazil) and the production direction of Le Nozze di Figaro with the Conservatori del Liceu (Barcelona, Spain).

Since 2022, he has been a member of the teaching staff of the opera program at Yale University, where he recently directed the production of Benjamin Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia.