Fernando Escalona Countertenor

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Fernando Escalona began his vocal studies in Margot Parès-Reyna's class with El Sistema d’Orquestas de Venezuela. He continued his training as a soloist with Isabel Palacios at the Camerata Barroca of Caracas. In 2005, he performed at the "MozartFest" Festival at the Aula Magna of Caracas with the Simón Bolívar Orchestra. The same year, he performed Pepíček in Brundibár at the Teresa Carreño Theatre with the Caracas Youth Orchestra conducted by Alfredo Rugeles. In 2015, he sang Beethoven's Choral Fantasy with the Simón Bolívar Orchestra conducted by César Ivan-Lara. 

In June 2016, he performed as a soloist in Carmina Burana with the Caracas Youth Orchestra conducted by Christian Vásquez. He made several international tours with the National Simón Bolívar Choir of Venezuela, of which he is a founding member, and then worked with conductors such as Helmuth Rilling, Johan de Meij, Sir Simon Rattle, Claudio Abbado and Gustavo Dudamel. 

In September 2016, he joined the Centre of Baroque Music of Versailles under the tutorship of Olivier Schneebelli and participated in many productions such as Les Horaces by Salieri conducted by Christophe Rousset and Rameau's Les Fêtes d'Hébé with the Paris Opera Academy and the Royal College of Music of London conducted by Jonathan Williams and directed by Thomas Lebrun. In 2018, he was a finalist in the Marmande international singing competition. 

Fernando Escalona joined the Paris Opera Academy in September 2019 and made his stage début as the Second Aunt of Yvonne, Princesse de Bourgogne at the Palais Garnier.

Journal d'un chanteur #37 : FERNANDO ESCALONA

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