Emiliano Barrgán Géant

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Venezuelan lyric and coloratura baritone Emiliano Barragán-Géant studied with Gabriela Montero, then in 2000 he began to study opera singing McGill University in Montreal. A few months later Emiliano made his operatic debut singing Figaro from Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro in the Salle Pierre Mercure of the Centre Pierre Péladeau in Montreal. Since then, he has sung the roles of Don Giovanni, Escamillo, Ben, Uberto, and Belcore among others.

In 2005 Emiliano won the Constance Weldon Prize to sponsor further studies in operatic singing at Miami University. After winning a full scholarship from the Ministry of Culture of Venezuela, he completed a Masters degree in opera performance at the Royal College of Music in London.

Emiliano Barragán-Géant has been a pupil of Winston Purdy, Kamel Boutros, Eduardo del Campo, Robert Savoie, Colette Bocky, Virginia Zeani, David Malis and Russell Smythe.

He has appeared on numerous occasions as a recitalist at the Händel House Museum in London. The ensemble L'Arte del Mondo performed the solos of Händel's Messiah at the Händel Festspiele in Halle, Germany, in 2010, as well as with the ensemble Coro Cervantes in Hague, The Netherlands, in June 2010. Emiliano will be singing Fauré's and Duruflé's requiems with the Guildford Symphony Orchestra in June 2011.

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