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Born in Jaén, Spain, Manuel Coves studied piano, chamber music and orchestra conducting. He was also accompanist and then Musical Coordinator of Teatro de la Zarzuela between 2000-2014.


Among his recent operatic work we highlight Don Carlo at El Escorial and at Teatros del Canal, Otello at Mallorca’s Teatre Principal, La Bohème at Festival de San Lorenzo de El Escorial and at Valencia’s Palau de Les Arts, Recital lírico at Gran Teatre del Liceu with Gregory Kunde and Juan Jesús Rodríguez, El Caballero de la triste figura at Teatros del Canal within the activities scheduled by Teatro Real at other venues, Pepita Jiménez by Albéniz at Teatro Argentino de La Plata, Candide by Bernstein at the Festival de Verano del Auditorio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial and at Teatros del Canal, Rigoletto and Die Dreigroschenoper by Weill, Carmen at Bogotá’s Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo and Isabel at Madrid’s Teatro de la Zarzuela. He has also conducted dance and ballet performances such as Sorolla with the Ballet Nacional de España at Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu, Carmen with the Compañía Nacional de Danza in Cagliari and at the Festspielhaus St. Pölten, an Homage to Antonio Ruiz Soler with the BNE at Madrid’s Teatro de la Zarzuela, El Amor Brujo with La Fura dels Baus at Teatros del Canal, Don Quijote at Teatre de Sant Cugat, Teatro Arriaga in Bilbao, Carlo Felice de Genova and at Teatro de la Zarzuela with the CND and Messiah with the Ballet Nacional del Sodre. It is worth noting also his work as conductor of zarzuelas as La Malquerida, El Caserío, La Verbena de la Paloma and La Revoltosa at Teatros del Canal, the anthology Viva Madrid at Bogota’s Teatro Mayor Julio María Santo Domingo, Muscat’s ROH and at Madrid’s Teatros del Canal, Entre Sevilla y Triana by Sorozábal at Bilbao’s Teatro Arriaga, Amadeu at Teatros del Canal, Pamplona’s Baluarte and at Oviedo’s Campoamor, Luisa Fernanda at Bogota’s Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo and the recover and rerun of Quo Vadis and Plus Ultra by Chapí.


His recent and next engagements include La Sonnambula with the Real Filharmonia and El Pintor (world premiere) at Teatro Real; Romeo and Juliet ballet at Gran Teatre del Liceu; Sorolla at Teatro Real; Electra with Ballet Nacional de España at Teatro de la Zarzuela; Don Quijote at Teatro de la Maestranza and at Festspielhaus St. Pölten; Carmen with the Compañía Nacional de Danza; the double Zarzuela program Enseñanza libre and La gatita blanca at Teatro de la Zarzuela and La Malquerida at Oviedo’s Teatro Campoamor.


He has worked with orchestras such as Tonklünster Orchester, Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid, Orquesta de la Comunidad Valenciana, Orquesta del Teatro Lírico de Cagliari, Orquesta Sinfónica de Bilbao, Orquesta de la Comunidad de Madrid, Orquesta Sinfónica del Gran Teatre del Liceo, Orquesta Sinfónica de Baleares, Oviedo Filarmonía, Orquesta de Extremadura, Orquesta Verum, Orquesta Filarmónica de Málaga, Orquesta Estable del Teatro Argentino, Orquestra Sinfónica del Teatro Nacional de Brasilia, Orquesta Nacional de Colombia,  Orquesta Nacional de Ecuador, Orquesta Sinfónica de Loja and Joven Orquesta de la Comunidad de Madrid.


He has recorded under Naxos Chamber Music by R. Halffter with the Orquesta de la Comunidad de Madrid and La Verbena de la Paloma for Decca, Sorolla for BNE with music by the Valencian composer Juan José Colomer, Sonatas by Alfredo Aracil for CND both with the ORCAM and the complete Concerts for Guitar and Orchestra by Federico Moreno Torroba (with guitarists Pepe Romero and Vicente Coves) for Naxos.