Picture of Luis Lima
He was born in Cordoba, Argentina and studied at the Instituto Superior de Arte del Teatro Colón where he graduated. Later he studied with Mº Alfredo Bonta and Carlos Guichandut. He sang a small role at the Teatro Colón, it was in Manon by Massenet in 1971 where Nicolai Gedda and Beverly Sills sang the main roles. He departed for Europe, where he studied with the tenor Miguel Barrosa and the famous soprano Gina Cigna. He was rewarded with many important awards such as Toulouse, Viñas, and Lauri Volpi.
His European debut was at Teatro San Carlos de Lisboa, and singing aftrewards in the most important Opera Houses in the world such as Scala, Covent Gaeden, Metropolitan, Staatsoper von Vienna, and Munich, Opera House of San Francisco, Teatro Colón de Buenos Aires, Liceo de Barcelona, Berlín and Tokio among many others. In the Staatsoper von Vienna, he sang Don Carlos, with Claudio Abbado, and returned many times for others important productions as Werther, La Boheme, Cavalleria Rusticana, Carmen, The tales of Hoffmann, Fedora and Tosca, among the most important. At the Met he sang many times in different productions such as Il Tabarro, La Boheme, Carmen, Traviata, Adriana Lecouvreur, etc. He also sang Boheme in Frankfurt, Colonia and Vienna.
During the last years, he sang Carmen under Zubin Metha's baton, Requiem by Verdi with Osawa, Carmen with Teresa Berganza in Madrid, Adriana Lacouvreur with Mirella Freni and James Levine at the Met, Fedora with Agnes Baltsa in Zurich, Tosca and Cavalleria at Hamburg etc. In Spain, he sang at the Madrid Cultural '92, Expo'92, V Centenario, Festival de la Cartuja 94 etc. He recorded: Le Roi de Lahore, Gemma Di Vergy, Cosi fan tutte, Carmen and Don Carlos. Next recordings will be: Andrea Chenier and Pagliacci.
After his triumphs in Europe and North America, and receiving international acclaim as one of the most promising tenors, he made his official debut at the Teatro Colón in 1982, where he replaced Placido Domingo as Cavaradossi in Tosca with Eva Marton, Gian Piero Mastromei, Mario Peruso. In the same theater he sang: Un Ballo in maschera, Romeo and Juliet, L'elisir d'amore, Mefistofele with Adelaida Negri and Ghiuselev, La Boheme, Werther, Faust, Don Carlos with Leona Mitchell, Vasili Gherello, Furlanetto,/ Lloyd, Cassola and Miguel Angel Veltri and Tosca with Gorchakova and Yuri Vedeneiev.
Luis Lima singsMagnificat: Deposuit potentes
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Luis Lima singsTurandot: Nessun dorma
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Luis Lima singsLa Bohème: Che gelida
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Luis Lima sings Werther: Pourquoi me réveiller
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I would like to thank Thomas Silverboerg for the recording (Bohème).
I wish to thank Roberto Falcone for the notes, the recording (Werther) and the picture.

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