“Alfonso Mujica won the prize as far as soloists is concerned, due to the softness and roundness of his voice, his style and line of his singing, and his great power when it comes to nuances and the emotions of the work, and that it culminated with a sad and moving Cira mea pectora.” Forum Opera, Carmna Burana at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, 2017
Uruguayan baritone Alfonso Mujica, studied with soprano Beatriz Pazos and at the Escuela Nacional de Arte Lírico at the Sodre in Uruguay. He obtained a scholarship from the Fondo Nacional de Música and studied chamber music repertory with Guillermo Oppitz in Buenos Aires. He was winner of the Nacional Competition “Luis Troccoli” in Uruguay and obtained Category A from the 50th Edition at the Juventudes Musicales Competition also in Uruguay.
Hailed by the beauty, clarity and flexibility of his voice, Mr. Mujica is constantly in demand and invited to sing on the operatic, symphonic, oratorio and chamber music stages.
Performances in 2017 include Carmina Burana at the Teatro Colón led by Arturo Diemecke, the role of Silvio in Pagliacci, at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Taddeo in Rossini´s Italiana in Algieri at he Teatro Solís in Montevideo, the role of Julián in the zarzuela La Verbena de la Paloma, Angelotti in Puccini´s Tosca, and the Barone Douphol in Verdi´s La Traviata at the Teatro Solís in Montevideo.
Following his operatic debut at the Sodre in Montevideo with the title role in Gallupi´s il Filosofo di Campagna, he sang the role of Conte Almaviva in Mozart´s Le Nozze di Figaro, Manuel in de Falla´s La Vida Breve, Aeneas in Dido and Aeneas, Ping in Puccini´s Turandot, Peter in Humperdinck´s Hansel and Gretel, Morales in Bizet´s Carmen, the roles of Joaquín and Felipe in the zarzuelas La del Manojo de Rosas and La Revoltosa. At the Teatro Solís he sang the role of Fiorello in Rossini´s il Barbieri di Sivigila and Silvio in Leoncavallo´s Pagliacci. He sang the roles of Morales and Dancaire in Carmen at the prestigious Festival de Manaos, alongside Cristina.- Gallardo- Domas as Carmen under the direction of Luis Fernando Malheiro. He had an enormous success singing the role of Albert in Massenet´s Werther with the Opera de Colombia conducted by Laurent Campellone.
In 2015 he made his debut at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires singing Lieder eine Fahrenden Gesellen with Arturo Diemecke, and subsequently performed the work in Porto Alegre and Sao Paulo and sang Mahler´s Kindertoten Lieder in El Salvador. He performed Carmina Burana in Montevideo and Campinas in Brazil and excelled in his interpretations of Faure´s Requiem, Bach´s St. John´s Passion and Duruflé´s Misa Cum Jubilo, Ravel´s Don Quichotte et Dulcinée and de Falla´s Siete Canciones Populares Españolas.
Mr. Mujica has specialized in the chamber music repertory, leading him to perform extensively and internationally songs with piano and guitar. His vast repertory include songs by composers of different styles and genres that range from the classical to the contemporary.
He has collaborated with conductors Arturo Diemecke, Antonio Russo, Reynaldo Censabella, Carlos Vieu, Nicolás Rauss, Dietrich Paredes, Ignacio García Vidal, Pilar Vañó, Martín Jorge, Rani Calderón, Dorón Salomón, Karl Martin, Victor Hugo Toro and Stefan Lano among others.