Roberto Britos

Born in Buenos Aires. He initiated his singing studies with Helga Epstein, and completed his musical education with the maestros Erwin Leuchter, Guillermo Graetzer and Leo Schwarz. 

He took part in special courses with Erik Werba, Rudolf Knoll –at the Colón Theater- and with Noemí Peruggia. He then realized perfectioning studies at the National Superior Music School from the Frankfurt University in Germany and the Luzerna Conservatory in Switzerland with teachers Hildegung Becker, Paul Lohmann and Franziska Martienssen. 

Has taken active part in the Summer Academy “Johann Sebastian Bach” directed by Helmunth Rilling in Stuttgart, Germany. 

Belonged to the cast of the Pforzheim Opera (Germany) and Camber Opera from Colón Theatre in Buenos Aires. In Uruguay, Chile and Brazil he had parts with the following orchestras: SODRE (Montevideo), National Symphonic (Santiago) and the International Curitiba Festival (Brazil). In Argentina: with the National Symphonic Orchestra, the Buenos Aires Philharmonic, Colón Theatre’s Stable Orchestra, Argentino de La Plata Theatre’s Stable Orchestra, Rosario Symphonic, Santa Fe Provincial Symphonic, Córdoba Symphonic, Cuyo University Symphonic, Bahía Blanca Symphonic, San Juan University Symphonic, Chamber Orchestra from the La Plata City, Chamber Orchestra from Rosario, Chamber Orchestra from Corrientes and Chamber Orchestra from the Buenos Aires University. 

Has acted as soloist with the following Choirs:  Bach from Buenos Aires, Ars Musicalis Fundation, Argentino de La Plata Theatre, Rosario Stable, Pablo Casals from Rosario, Santa Fe Polyphonic, Mendoza University, San Juan University, Lorenzo Perosi, Chamber Choir of the Cuyo University, La Plata University, Bahía Blanca University, Buenos Aires University. 

Some of the venues where he performed include: Colón Theatre, Colón Theatre’s Golden Hall,  Nacional Cervantes, Municipal General San Martín, Coliseo, Presidente Alvear, Apolo, Astral, Ateneo, Odeón, del Globo, Cinema Theatre Broadway, Cinema Ambassador, Belgrano Auditory, Hispanic American Art Museum Isaac Fernández Blanco, Argentinian Hebraic Society, Dante Alighieri Association, San Telmo Foundation, Banco de la Nación Argentina in Buenos Aires, Witcomb Gallery, Del Socorro Basilisk, Metropolitan Cathedral, San Isidro Cathedral, San Ignacio Church, Santa María de los Buenos Aires Church, Nuestra Señora de Buenos Aires Basilisk, San Ildefonso Church, San Isidro Labrador Church, Morón Basilisk Cathedral, Nuestra Señora de Luján National Basilisk, San Andrés Scottish Church, Del Santísimo Sacramento Basilisk, San Nicolás de Bari Church,  De San Francisco Basilisk, Central Methodist Evangelic Church, Martínez German Evangelic Church, St. Michael and All Angels from Martínez, Law School from the Buenos Aires University, Odontology School from the B.A.U., San Nicolás Municipal Theatre, Justo José de Urquiza School in Concepción del Uruguay, El Círculo in Rosario, Flag National Monument in Rosario, Rivadavia Cultural Center in Rosario, Municipal from Santa Fe, Libertador Gral. San Martín in Córdoba, Independencia in Mendoza, Vera in Corrientes, Municipal in Bahía Blanca, Auditorio Fundación in Rosario, Municipal Theatre from Chascomús, Rex Theatre in Dolores, Cinema Theatre Astro in La Plata, Coliseo Podestá in La Plata, Coliseo Theatre in Zárate, Auditorio in San Juan, Jockey Club’s White Hall in La Plata, History and Arts Museum in Morón,  Colegio La Salle Chappelle’s in  Rosario, San Luis Cathedral, Sagrado Corazón de Jesús Basilisk in La Plata, Cripta María Auxiliadora in Rosario, Nuestra Señora de la Merced Cathedral in Bahía Blanca,  Municipal Radio from Buenos Aires, National Radio, Rivadavia Radio, Channel 9 TV.

 

He participated of the festivals Bach 76 and Bach 78, Händel 77, Britten-Purcell 79 and Bach-Händel 80 from Buenos Aires. 

His symphonic coral singing Works repertoire is as follows: From Johan Sebastian Bach, The Evangelist from St. Matthews Passion, Evangelist from St. Johns Passion, Evangelist from the Christmas Oratorio, B Minor Mass, Magnificat, the Coffee Cantata and others. From Händel: Evangelist from Brockes Passion, Acis and Galatea, Messiah. From Mozart: Requiem, Tamino from The Magic Flute (integral concert version), Great Mass in C Minor. From Haydn: Stabat Mater, The Creation. Rejoice in the Lamb, from Britten. Four Seasons Serenade from Domenico Scarlatti. Coral Ninth Symphony from Beethoven. 

He participated in two records for the Quáliton label, with Works from the Latin-American colonial period. In 2010 Iván Cosentino published the CD “Juan Pedro Esnaola Canciones, Valses, Polcas y Minués” with Aldo Antognazzi, nominated for a „Carlos Gardel“ price. 

His Chamber songs repertoire includes compositions that range from the Middle Age to contemporary music. He gave concerts with the pianists Valentín Elcoro, Susana Bonora, Diana Schneider and Aldo Antognazzi in Germany and Argentina. 

1985, Voice Education Professor in the Estudio Teatro from Alejandra Boero. Since May 1988, Singing Professor in the National Superior Music Conservatory "Carlos López Buchardo", nowadays a part of the Nacional University Institute of Arts, in every course. In May 2000 he started the Opera Workshop for the Chair of Singing. He resigned on September 2002.  From 1th March 2002, Professor of Singing, specific didactic, Ensemble Practice and Vocal Technic for Musical Educator in the Music and Vocal and Diction Technic School, in the Dramatic Arts School of the Patagonic University Institute of Arts (General Roca) Rio Negro. He resigned on March 1th, 2005.  

2004 Director of the Singing Group from the Patagonic Cultural Foundation. 

In the National Institute for Musicology “Carlos Vega”, he was in charge of the Argentinian Academic Music Archive, indexing the scores archive, sound material and important donations of hand written documents, books and other types of documents from Alberto Williams, Pascual de Rogatis, Arturo Luzzatti, Santiago Lichius, Juan Agustín García Estrada, Juan Serpentini, Blanca Cattoi y Esteban Eitler and from the Argentinian Music Editorial, made of more tan 8.000 printed scores and other documentation. 

He collaborated in the correction of works edited by the National Institute of Musicology and in the translation from German of musicology Works. 

He was an organizer, founding member, secretary and treasurer of the Association of Friend from the National Institute of Musicology. 

The N.I.M. published his research presented for the Argentinian Musicology Days VIII and the Annual Conference of the Argentinian Association of Musicology, in Buenos Aires in 1993. He redacted entries for the Spanish and Hispanic American Music Dictionary, published by the Complutense Institute of Music Science in Spain. 

He was a founding member of the Independent Theatre Fray Mocho and is a member of the Argentinian Association of ex-scholars from the German Federal Republic (AERFA). 

Neuquén, December 2012


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