The young light-lyric tenor Xabier Anduaga was born in San Sebastian, Spain in 1995. Already in his childhood, he sang in choirs and acted as soloist in different operatic and sacred music performances. He studied at the Musikene College of Music. Currently, he follows suggestions by Maciej Pikulski and Elena Barbé and he has also received Masterclasses with Ernesto Palacio, Alberto Zedda, Ana Luisa Chova and Juan Diego Flórez.
In 2016 he was selected to be part of the Accademia Rossiniana with Alberto Zedda, where he made his international opera debut as Cavalier Belfiore from the opera Il Viaggio a Reims.
In the 2016/17 season, Xabier made his debut as Ramiro (La Cenerentola) at ABAO in Bilbao and at Teatro Rossini in Pesaro. He sang a Rossini Gala at the Limoges Opera Theatre, Cavalier Belfiore (Il Viaggio a Reims) at the Teatro Filarmonico di Verona and Adraste (Le Siège de Corinthe) at Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro.
His recognition took place at the Tenor Francisco Viñas singing competition, where he received five awards and he was remarkably acclaimed by the public and critics.
The 2017/18 season brought Xabier to the Théâtre des Champs Elysées with Roberto Abbado as Lord Arturo (Lucia di Lammermoor). He made his debut as Conte d’Almaviva (Il Barbiere di Siviglia) in Ancona and at Mikhailovsky theatre of St. Petersburg and he sang Ramiro (La Cenerentola) at AGAO in Spain, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle at the Auditorio Nacional in Madrid, Fenton (Falstaff) with the BFO and Ivan Fischer in Müpa Budapest, Lindoro (L’italiana in Algeri) at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires.
He soon will sing a recital for Les Grandes Voix – Les Grandes solistes in Paris together with Maciej Pikulski, Cavalier Belfiore (Il Viaggio a Reims) at the Musikverein in Vienna and Ernesto (Ricciardo e Zoraide) at the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro.
In the near future, Xabier will make his debut at the Donizetti Opera Festival together with Jessica Pratt and Riccardo Frizza, in the role of Leicester (Il Castello di Kenilworth). He will sing a Bel Canto Gala at the Philarmonie in Paris, Conte d’Almaviva (Il Barbiere di Siviglia) at NCPA of Beijing and Opera National de Paris.