The baritone German E. Alcántara, born in 1987, began his musical studies at the School of Music in Misiones, Argentina, where he got his degree in Music Education (Argentina 2012). The same year he also got a degree in Social Communication in the National University of Misiones. He continued his training in Singing and Choral Conducting at the National University of Cuyo-Mendoza under the guidance of professors Silvia Nasiff and Ricardo Portillo. In 2014 he moved to Europe and continued his studies in classical singing with Rosa Dominguez at the Maîtrise de Notre-Dame de Paris. From 2016 he studied with Ryland Davies in the Opera’s Postgraduate Improvement Program at Reina Sofia School of Music.
Among his main teachers are: Ryland Davies, Rosa Dominguez, Sonia Prina, Milagros Poblador, Paul Triepels, Marcela Garcete, Pablo Pollitzer, Silvia Naiff, Victor Torres, Jorge Balagna (Singing) / Madalit Lamazares, Duncan Grifford, Philippe Biros, Yves Castagnet, Marguerite Modier, Liliana Diamand, Susana Cardonnet, Guillermo Opitz (Interpretation) / Emilio Rocholl, Ricardo Portillo, Silvana Vallesi, Henri Chalet (Choir Conducting). He attended courses on Singing and Choir Conducting with Margreet Honig, Helmuth Rilling, Guillermo Anzorena, Gabriel Garrido, Pablo Pollitzer, Hanz Peter Schurz, Nestor Zadoff, Mariano Moruja, Marilia Vargas, Mara Campos, Antonio Russo, Digna Guerra, Mark Anthony Carpio, Ricardo Ojeda, and Ricardo Barrera.
In 2013 he won 1st Prize in Singing in the Bach’s Competition («Primer Concurso Bach Joven») in the “Bach Collegium of Paraguay” (Jury: Donald Oglesby, Valentina Diaz Frenot, Jackelin Yugovich, Regina Cohen, and Diego Sánchez Haase.)
The same year (2013) he also won 2nd Prize in the «XV Competition for Lyrical Singing Students» («XV Concurso para Jóvenes Estudiantes de Canto Lirico») in “La Scala de San Telmo” theatre in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Jury: Irma Urteaga, Carlos Ure, Guillermo Opitz, Ana Sirulnik, Antonio Russo).
In 2016 he won the “Premier Prix” Concours Lyrique International Ad Alta Voce, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France. (Jurys: Matteo Carminati, Sara Taldo, Alezander Swistounoff). In Spain, the same year, he won the Prix “Artífex Proart” IV Concurso de Zarzuela de Valleseco (Jury: Isabel Rey, Lothar Siemens; Tilman Kuttenkeuler, Ulises Jaén, Isabel Costes, Carmen Acosta, Jeronimo Saavedra)
As a soloist he sung in different projects such as: Requiem and Grosse Messe (Mozart), Messe in G (Schubert), Misa a 4 (Esnaola), The Messiah (Händel), Membra Jesu Nostri (Bouxtehude), and the operatic roles Uberto (Serva Padrona), Aeneas (Didon And Aeneas), Juan Pedro (La Rosa del Azafrán), Blas Infante (Elegía Granadina), Alférez Real (Fiesta de Corpus Christi), among others. In 2007 he recorded MISA PALATINA, a CD with Music from the Jesuitical Missions, along with the Chamber Orchestra of the UNAM (National University of Misiones, Argentina).
In Europe (2015) he sang the solo part in Petite Messe Solennelle by Rossini at Philharmonie de Paris with Lionel Sow, and baritone in Grosse Messe by Mozart at Rheingau Musik Festival 2017 with Rolf Beck. He was also selected by Martin Gester, Conductor of Le Parlement de Musique, to take part in the Generation Barroque 2015, and singing Milord in L’italiana in Londra by Cimarrosa (France-Belgium and Germany). Afterwards, he sang Marcello in Bohème by Puccini with Escales Lyriques, under the conduction of Paul-Emile Fourny (Ile d’Yeu and Gigondas-France), and the title role in “Don Giovanni” at Escales Lyriques Festival in France 2016. Recently, he sang Hermann & Schlémihl in Les Contes dHoffman at Metz Opera Theatre under the conduction of Jacques Mercier.
He worked as a Baritone voice leader in the University Choir of Misiones (Argentina, 2009) and in Coro Estable del Centro del Conocimiento de la Provincia de Misiones (Argentina, 2011). In 2009 he created the Ensamble Vocal Misiones and travelled performing around Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil. He also sang in Coro Universitario de Mendoza (Cuyo National University, Argentina, 2012-2013), the Opera Choir of Colon Theatre (Coro Estable del Teatro Colón, Argentina, 2014), Chorakademie Lübeck (Germany, 2014), Coro Academia “ Teatro del Lago” (Frutillar, Chile, 2014).