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The celebrated Spanish countertenor and composer was born in Brescia, Italy. He attended the Royal Conservatory in Madrid and also studied dance at the same time. He has won numerous awards for his opera and concert performances, among them Musical America's Vocalist Revelation Award.

Among his major roles in the past are Nerone from Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea and a highly acclaimed performance of the Missa Brevis conducted by Leonard Bernstein. Numerous television stations have broadcast his performances all over the world, including in Japan, Israel and all over Europe. Oliver also had great success as Ptolomeo in Haendel's Giulio Cesare at the Washington Opera in 2000 and was asked to sing the same role at the Met. He then went on to sing Giulio Cesare in 2002 in Monte Carlo and in Paris. Oliver's repertoire is large, spanning aside from Haendel, Monteverdi, Orff and Mozart also the Lieder of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Flavio Oliver
Flavio Oliver

The multi-faceted artist also gives concerts as a pianist and he has composed film music, ballet and theatre music and chamber music.

Copyright © 5 May 2004 Tess Crebbin, Germany


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