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Carlos Almaguer was born in Mexico City, at a very early age he got into the music world where he learned to play different musical instruments and started singing, learning from his first singing teacher, Francisco Amador. When he was 18 years old, he won he third place in Mexico City’s Carlo Morelli Contest in The Fine Arts Palace, and in 1994 he won the first place of such contest. In the same year he moves to Barcelona, Spain, to participate in this city’s singing (opera) contest Francisco Vinas, he got a scholarship to study in Siena, Italy. While living in Spain he met the great baritone Vicente Sardinero who became his singing teacher and vocal technique coach during seven years (1996-2003). During this work, he won several international singing contests in Spain: Francisco Vinas, Jaime Aragall, Julian Gayarre, Francisca Cuart,and Belgium Verviers and Portugal Estremoz.
Carlos Almaguer has sung in several countries: Germany, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Greece, Rumania, Bulgaria, Australia, Switzerland, China, Israel, Chile, United States of America, England, Ireland, Netherlands, France. He has sung Cavalleria Rusticana, Lucia di Lammermoor, Aida, La forza del destino, Rigoletto, Il trovatore, I pagliacci, Luisa Miller, Un ballo in maschera, Andrea Chenier, La fanciulla del West, Il tabarro, Attila, Nabucco, Otello, Tosca, Simon Boccanegra, Macbeth, with a lot of success in all his shows.
He has sung in Frankfurt Theater, Leipzig Theater, Trapani Festival, Massimo di Palermo, Deutsche Opera Theater (Berlin), Hamburg Theater, Strasburg Opera Theater, Toulon Opera Theater, Marseille Opera Theater, Arena di Verona, Bern Opera Theater, Vienna Opera Theater, Bologna Opera Theater, Torino Opera Theater, Avenches Arena, Lousan Opera Theater, Carnegie Hall, Budapest Opera Theater, Bucharest Opera Theater, Kanazawa Opera Theater, Mempellier Opera Theater, Nantes Opera Theater, Melbourne, Athena Opera Theater, Mexico’s National Opera, Barcelona Opera’s Liceu, Gayarre Theater in Pamplona, Cordova, Las Palmas of the Great Canaria Opera, Wallonie Royal Opera (Liege), Convent Garden (Royal Opera House), Santiago de Chile Municipal Opera Theater, Sanvolinna Opera Festival, Concertgebouw Amsterdam concert hall, Beijing Opera Theater, Tel-Aviv Opera Theater, Taormina Opera Festival, Timisoara National Opera, San Carlo di Napoli Theater (Italy), Carlo Felice di Genova Theater, National Opera Theater Sofia.
In 2014 Carlos Almaguer sang Il Tabarro, next to the great american Soprano Aprile Millo and M° Donato Renzetti, in Carlo Felice of Genova Theater.
As well as: Wallonie Royal Opera, Liege (Belgium) “Aida”, G. Verdi; Tel-Aviv Opera house (Israel) “Rigoletto”, G. Verdi; Costa Rica National Opera, “Nabucco”, G. Verdi Odense Symphony Orchestra (Denmark) Concert; Timisoara National Opera (Rumania) “Tosca”, G. Puccini and “Nabucco”, G. Verdi, Sofia National Opera – Un Ballo in Maschera, The Fine Arts Palace Theater, Mexico – Rigoletto.
In his hometown he got the Artist, Journalist, and Musicians of Mexico Award, and in Alamos Sonora Mexico, he got the Dr. Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Medall.