The Colombian tenor César Cortés completed his master degree in 2019 with Marta Mathéu at the Liceu Conservatory in Barcelona. He has won prizes in various competitions: the Colombian National Singing Competition with the Orquesta Filarmónica de Bogotá in 2016 and the Concurs de Cant Josep Palet in 2017. In 2019 he was awarded the International BelCanto Prize as best emerging voice at the Rossini Festival in Wildbad. He made his operatic debut at Ópera de Colombia in Rossini’s La cambiale di matrimonio. Since moving to Spain he performed at Teatro de Sarrià in Rossini’s Il Signor Bruschino and L’inganno felice; Òpera de Sabadell in Mozart Così fan tutte, Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci and Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore; in Rossini’s La Cenerentola (which he studied with Teresa Berganza), and Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte at the Palau de la Musica (which he studied with Francisco Araiza). Other international engagements include: Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia in Reggio Emilia, Bologna and Mannheim; La Cenerentola in Stockholm and Bonn; Bellini’s La sonnambula, Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito and Donizetti’s Don Pasquale in Oldenburg; Don Pasquale in Trieste; Auber’s La muette de Portici, Rossini’s Il viaggio a Reims, Berlioz’s Les Troyens, Mozart’s La finta giardiniera and Die Zauberflöte in Kiel; and Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor at Liceu in Barcelona. He makes his Irish National Opera in Der Rosenkavalier.