Andrés Presno



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Uruguayan tenor Andrés Presno joined the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme in the 2019/20 Season for two seasons.   His roles during this period included First Man in Armour (Die Zauberflöte), Roderigo (Otello), Gastone de Letorières (La Traviata) and First Elder (Susanna), cover Rodolfo (La Boheme). cover Duca (Rigoletto), singing Abdallo and cover Ismaele (Nabucco), singing Gastone de Letorières and cover Alfredo Germont (La Traviata), singing Roderigo and covering Cassio (Otello) and covering Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly).   Since leaving the programme he has returned to sing the Messenger (Aida) and in 23/24 will sing Arturo (Lucia di Lammermoor).

Recent and future engagements away from Covent Garden include Malcolm and covering Macduff (Macbeth) and Cavaradossi (Tosca) for The Grange Festival,  Des Grieux (Manon) and Don José (Carmen) for the Teatro Municipal, Santiago,  Cavaradossi, the Young Gypsy (Aleko)  and Turiddu (Cavalleria Rusticana) for Opera North,  Arturo and Normano (Lucia di Lammermoor) for the New Israeli Opera,  Desiré (Fedora) for IF Opera and Luigi (Il Tabarro) for Welsh National Opera.    In 2024/25 he will return to Covent Garden,  Opera North and Welsh National Opera.

Presno studied at the Escuela Departamental de Canto Lirico with Rina Baffa, at Escuela Nacional de Arte Lirico del SODRE under Raquel Pierotti and with Yvonne Kenny at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama where he was a scholar and was supported by the Centro Cultural de Música, Uruguay.  His opera appearances include Messenger (Aida), Parpignol (La bohème), Remendado (Carmen), Cassio (Otello), Giuseppini  (El dúo de la Africana), Gastone de Letorières (La traviata), Ricardo (La del Manojo de Rosas) and Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly) at SODRE, Dr. Caius (Falstaff) and Edmondo (Manon Lescaut) at Teatro Solis in Montevideo, and chorus and various solo roles in productions for the Punta Classics Festival.

He is a Samling Artist.

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  • Aida, Royal Opera House

    ‘…newcomer Andrés Presno whose brief appearance as the Messenger presaged a great future. Who knows, he may be delivering his own Radamés in the not-too-distant future.’

    Stuart King London Box Office
  • JPYA summer performance at Covent Garden

    ‘The other future Verdian star was tenor Andrés Presno who, despite only having been cast in lighter roles thus far, displayed an impressive squillo as Don Carlos that rang through the entire theatre – a name to keep an eye on.’

    Kevin W Ng Bachtrack / July 2021
  • Jette Parker Young Artists Summer Performance

    ‘…Andrés Presno’s ferociously passionate – though never coarse – Don Carlos. ‘

    Benjamin Poore MusicOMH July 2021
  • Carmen, Teatro Municipal de Santiago

    [translated from Spanish]

    Singer of imposing physical presence, the interventions of Presno throughout the four acts in the role of Don José, were a sample of the high quality of his vocal talents…

    Enrique Morales Lastra Cine y Literatura, July 2023