Reinaldu Macias

Part time teacher

REINALDO MACIAS is Cuban/American. After winning first place at the Met auditions he completes his degree at Loma Linda University, CA., and enters the Conservatory of Music in Geneva, earning the "Virtuosity of Vocal Performance" degree with a first prize. 

He pursues further studies in Italy with Arrigo Pola (Modena) and later with Claude Thiolas (Treviso). His stage debut at the Zurich Opera as Count Almaviva (Barber of Seville) was followed by performances at the Vienna State Opera and the Hamburg State Opera. 

His success leads to engagements as Ferrando (Cosi fan Tutte) and Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni) as well as other Mozart and Rossini operas. 

During his career he has performed with such renowned conductors as Michel Plasson, Bruno Campanella, S. Cambrelaing, Adam Fischer, Michel Corboz, Ralph Weikert, William Christie, Serge Baudo, Anthony Pappano and Vladimir Fedoseyev in major theaters throughout Europe including the Semper Oper (Dresden), Theatre de la Monnaie (Brussels), Opera de la Bastille (Paris), Staatsoper Berlin, Liceo de Barcelona, Montpellier Opera, Covent Garden (London) and his debut at the Munich Staatsoper alongside Edita Gruberova. 

At the Zurich Opera, he has sung Duca di Mantova (Rigoletto), Tamino (The Magic Flute), Fenton (Falstaff), Rinuccio (Gianni Schicchi), Romeo (Romeo and Juliette), Mitridate (Mitridate), Carlo (Linda di Chamounix), and Nicias (Thais) among others. His interpretation of Ritter Oswald in a new production of Schubert's Des Teufels Lustschloss under Nikolaus Harnoncourt earned him critical acclaim early in 1995 and pointed the way to a more lyric repertoire. Under the direction of Nello Santi he has performed Nemorino (L'elisir d'amore), Ernesto (Don Pasquale), Alfredo (La Traviata) and Ismaele (Nabucco). 

In 1997 he sang Faust (Faust) in a new production at the Zurich Opera and would later make his debut at the Deutsche Oper Berlin in the same role. Other highlights have included Alfredo (La Traviata) at the Monte Carlo Opera, Tokyo and Israeli Opera, Des Grieux (Manon), Lucio Silla (Lucio Silla), and new productions as Lord Percy (Anna Bolena), Edoardo di Sanval (Un Giorno di Regno,  Romeo (Romeo and Juliette), Les Indes Galantes with William Christie, Le Chevalier de la Force (Les Dialogues des Carmelites), Nadir (Les Pecheurs de Perles) and Edgardo (Lucia di Lammermoor).

In addition to opera he performs a varied concert repertoire.  His performance of the Verdi Requiem at the Salle Pleyel (Paris) under Michel Corboz and a successful tour of South America  singing Mendelssohn’s Elijah, with performances at the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, are among the highlights. 

Recorded works include Puccini's Messa di Gloria,  Les Aventures du Roi Pausole, Il Turco in Italia, The Barber of Seville and Busoni’s Faust.  Recent events have included his debut as Dimitrij (Boris Godunow), Loge (Das Rheingold), Luka (Aus Einem Totenhaus), Albrecht von Brandenburg (Mathis der Maler) and Arturo (La Straniera).