Spanish tenor Ismael Jordi made his Royal Opera debut in 2014, singing Roberto, Conte di Leicester (Maria Stuarda). In the 2014/15 Season he returns to sing Alfredo (La traviata).
Jordi was born in Jerez de la Frontera and studied at the Superior School of Music in Madrid with Alfredo Kraus. He made his debut at the Teatro Villamarta in Jerez, singing Ernesto (Don Pasquale). He has since sung in opera houses around Europe, including for Deutsche Oper Berlin and the Opéra-Comique and Opéra Bastille in Paris, and in Munich, Hamburg, Dresden, Frankfurt, Toulouse, Marseille, Bordeux, Strasbourg, Liège, Anvers, Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, Oviedo, Valencia, Bilbao, Vienna, Zürich, Lausanne, Macerata, Naples, Verona and Amsterdam. His repertory includes Tebaldo (I Capuleti e i Montecchi), Gennaro (Lucrezia Borgia), Edgardo (Lucia di Lammermoor), Riccardo Percy (Anna Bolena), Roberto (Roberto Devereux), Carlo (Linda di Chamounix), Duke of Mantua (Rigoletto), Alfredo Germont (La traviata), Roméo (Roméo et Juliette), the title role in Faust, Wilhelm Meister (Mignon) and Des Grieux (Manon).
Jordi appears regularly in recital and in concert. His recordings include Martha with the Vienna Volksoper, La traviata with the Teatro Villamarta, Jerez, and Le Duc d’Albe with De Vlaamse Opera.
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Ismael Jordi as Roberto, Conte di Leicester, Carmen Giannattasio as Elisabetta and Joyce DiDonato as Maria Stuarda in Maria Stuarda
Ismael Jordi in Maria Stuarda, The Royal Opera
Joyce DiDonato as Maria Stuarda and Ismael Jordi as Roberto, Conte di Leicester in Maria Stuarda
Ismael Jordi as Roberto, Conte di Leicester and Joyce DiDonato as Maria Stuarda in Maria Stuarda
Carmen Giannattasio as Elisabetta, Ismael Jordi as Roberto, Conte di Leicester and Jeremy Carpenter as Guglielmo Cecil in Maria Stuarda
Carmen Giannattasio as Elisabetta and Jeremy Carpenter as Roberto, Conte di Leicester in Maria Stuarda
Ismael Jordi as Roberto, Conte di Leicester in Maria Stuarda
Ismael Jordi as Roberto, Conte di Leicester and Carmen Giannattasio as Elisabetta in Maria Stuarda