Spanish baritone Josep-Ramon Olivé is winner of the 2017 Gold Medal at Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London, where he completed both a Singing Masters and the Opera Course with Professor Rudolf Piernay. He was awarded First Prize, as well as the Audience Prize, at the 2015 Handel Singing Competition and the same year was nominated for ‘Oxford Lieder Young Artist’, together with pianist Ben-San Lau.
Operatic roles include Il Conte Le Nozze di Figaro, Tarquinius The Rape of Lucretia, Orfeo L’Orfeo, Lesbo Agrippina, Aeneas Dido & Aeneas, Frank Die Fledermaus, Pantalone Le Donne Curiose by Wolf-Ferrari, Thésée Ariane by Martinů and Uberto La Serva Padrona by Pergolesi. Recent engagements include a tour with Le Jardin des Voix, directed by William Christie, Mercutio Romeo et Juliette at Teatro Calderón de Valladolid and his debut at Teatre del Liceu, in which he performed in two productions concurrently, both as Maximilian-Captain Candide and Kuligin Káťa Kabanová.
Ramon was selected as an ECHO Rising Stars artist for 2018/19 season. His relationship with Liceu continues in 2020 in the role Zaretsky in Eugene Onegin. Other Upcoming engagements include Fiorello Il Barbiere di Siviglia at Teatre del Liceu in 2020, and Handel’s Messiah at L'Auditori de Barcelona under Kazushi Ono in December 2019.
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