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, and has participated in masterclasses lead 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). His voice is currently being coached by Sami Kustaloglu.
In 2007 he made his debut with the zarzuela La Revoltosa of R. Chapí, production of the Komische Oper Berlin in Hebbel Theater and broadcasted by Deutschlandradio Kultur. A year later, 2008, he made his opera debut as First Prisoner in Fidelio of L.v. Beethoven in Teatro Pérez Galdós of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria directed by José Carlos Plaza und conducted by Pedro Halffter with the Gran Canaria Philharmonic Orchestra.
The tenor has sung in concert halls including Auditorio di Roma, Konzerthaus and Komische Oper Berlin, Teatro Principal and Auditorium Zaragoza, Teatro Pérez Galdós and Auditorio Alfredo Kraus Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Muziekgebouw Amsterdam, Teatro Campoamor Oviedo, Auditorium Tenerife, Baluarte Pamplona, Teatro Arriaga and Palacio Euskalduna Bilbao, Teatro Principal Santiago de Compostela, Laeiszhalle Hamburg, Auditorium Víctor Villegas Murcia, Teatro Real and National Auditorium of Music Madrid; and with the Gran Canaria Philharmonic Orchestra, Malaga Philharmonic Orchestra, Hamburg Symphony Orchestra, RIAS Youth Orchestra, Lauten Compagney, Bradenburg Symphony Orchestra, Zaragoza Symphony Orchestra, Oviedo Philharmonia, Principality of Asturias Symphony Orchestra, Bilbao Symphony Orchestra, Tenerife Symphony Orchestra, Madrid Symphony Orchestra, Murcia Camerata and Musica Florea.
His most recent opera appearances include La Finta Giardiniera of W.A. Mozart (Il Podestá), the Berlin Premiere of Les Trois Souhaits of B. Martinu (Serge / Adolphe), his debut in Laeiszhalle Hamburg in Bastien und Bastienne (Bastien) of W. A. Mozart, the modern premiere and recording of Fra i due litiganti il terzo gode (Mingone) of G. Sarti, and in the opera seasons of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria as Roderigo in Verdi’s Otello; and as Incredibile in Andrea Chénier, in Ópera de Oviedo as L´abate in U. Giordano’s Andrea Chénier and in Verdi’s Un ballo in Maschera as Giudice and Servo d’Amelia, in Bilbao-ABAO in Fidelio as Erster Gefangener, Canary Islands Music Festival Festival in Ariadne auf Naxos of R. Strauss as Scaramuccio, and at Teatro Real Madrid in Capriccio of R. Strauss as Diener.
On the concert stage Manuel Gómez Ruiz has appeared in Messa di Gloria of G. Puccini with the Málaga Symphony Orchestra, Oficio de Difuntos of Hilarión Eslava at Auditorium Zaragoza and Baluarte Pamplona, Messiah of G. F. Händel at National Auditorium of Music Madrid and Bach’s St. John Passion at Muziekgebouw Amsterdam and Auditorio Alfredo Kraus Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
An established recitalist, he has performed at the Canary Islands Music Festival, Zaragoza, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Vigo and Pontevedra Philharmonic Societies, at the Zaragoza´s Lied Cycle, Wagnerian Society Berlin, Santiago de Compostela´s Lied Cycle, at the Schubertiade – Andalucía Clásica in Espacio Turina Seville, at Leeds Lieder Festival as a Young Artist, Festival dels Horts, Festival Música Sur, Teatro Arriaga Bilbao and Spanish Music Festival in León.
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 was awarded with the Richard Wagner Scholarship, Deutschlandstipendium, Leonardo Grant by BBVA Foundation, Premio Joven Canarias 2015 given by the Canary Government, and Premio Gran Canaria 2017 of the Real Sociedad Económica de Amigos del País.
In addition to his musical career, Manuel is an artist in SDSN-Youth Arts Twenty Thirty (UN) which combines arts with sustainability in the promotion of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
His debut album Beethoven: un viaje, eine Reise, a journey (Sacratif) with Trío Arbós was released in 2021.
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