Uruguayan tenor Andrés Presno joins the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme in the 2019/20 Season, and this Season sings First Man in Armour (Die Zauberflöte), Gastone de Letorières (La traviata), First Elder (Susanna) and Count of Lerma (Don Carlo).
Presno studied as the Escuela Departamental de Canto Lirico with Rina Baffa, at Escuela Nacional de Arte Lirico del SODRE under Raquel Pierotti and with Yvonne Kenny at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama where he was a scholar, and was supported by the Centro Culturel de Música, Uruguay. He has also studied with Jorge Ansorena in Florence and participated in masterclasses with Brenda Hurley, Edith Wiens, David Gowland and André Heller-Lopes. His opera appearances include Messenger (Aida), Parpignol (La bohème), Remendado (Carmen), Cassio (Otello), Giuseppini (El dúo de la Africana), Gastone de Letorières (La traviata), Ricardo (La del Manojo de Rosas) and Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly) at SODRE, Dr Caius (Falstaff) and Edmondo (Manon Lescaut) at Teatro Solis in Montevideo, and chorus and various solo roles in productions for the Punta Classics Festival.
Presno participated in the song recital Faust Visions in the SODRE chamber music season. He is a Samling Artist.