Tenor AQUILES MACHADO was born in Venezuela and began his music studies at the Vicente Emilio Sojo Conservatory. He studied with professor William Alvarado and Alfredo Kraus. In 1996 came his debut in Caracas with Elisir d´Amore, and in Europe that same year, with Macbeth at the Teatro Pérez Galdós in Gran Canaria. His career has been constantly evolving since then, with memorable performances in the most prestigious theatres worldwide as Teatro Sao Carlo in Lisbon, L´Arena di Verona, Teatro San Carlo di Napoli, Teatro Regio di Parma, Opera di Roma, Washington Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Gran Teatre de Liceu -Barcelona, Teatro Real de Madrid, Teatro de la Zarzuela de Madrid, Staatsoper Berlin, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Wiener Staatsoper, Zurich Opera, Metropolitan Opera House and Teatro alla Scala di Milano, among others. Throughout his career, he has perfomed alongside maestros like Plácido Domingo, Jesús Lopez Cobos, Ricardo Chailly, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Daniel Barenboim, James Conlon, Gustavo Dudamel, Riccardo Muti, Zubin Metha, Juanjo Mena, James Conlon, Nicola Luisotti, among many others. His repertoire consists mostly of French and Italian opera.
Aquiles Machado has recorded a great number of performances, from Bel-Canto to traditional music, which include: Bellini’s Norma with soprano Edita Gruberova and Maestro Friedrich Hayder; Giuseppe Verdi’s Rigoletto in the Arena di Verona; Isaac Albeniz´s opera Henry Clifford with the Orquesta de la Comunidad de Madrid; Verdi´s I Masnadieri in Naples directed by Nicola Luisotti; Verdi’s Requiem under the baton of Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos and Puccini´s La Bohème directed by Riccardo Chailly at Palau de les Arts in Valencia.