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 recent seasons 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 the 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, Cavalier Belfiore (Il Viaggio a Reims) at the Musikverein in Vienna.
In the past years, he appeared as Ernesto (Ricciardo e Zoraide) at Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, as Leicester (Il Castello di Kenilworth) and Gennaro (Lucrezia Borgia) at Donizetti Opera Festival under the baton of Riccardo Frizza, as Don Ramiro (La Cenerentola) at Teatro Verdi in Padua and at at Hamburgische Staatsoper, as Conte d’Almaviva (Il Barbiere di Siviglia) at Opéra National de Paris, at the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing, at Teatro Regio di Parma and at Opéra de Rouen, as Nemorino in L’Elisir d’Amore at Teatro Principal in Palma de Mallorca, as Lindoro (L’italiana in Algeri) at Teatro Regio di Torino, as Arturo in Lucia di Lammermoor at Palau de les Arts in Valencia, as Ferrando in Così fan tutte at Teatro de la Maestranza in Seville. Additionally he performed in Paris, where he appeared in recital for Les Grandes Voix – Les Grandes Solistes with Maciej Pikulski; he sang a Bel Canto Gala at the Philarmonie, a solo recital at the New Town Hall in Prague and the traditional New Year’s Concert at Teatro La Fenice.
Most recently, he made his house debuts at Opera Las Palmas (La Cenerentola), Teatro Real (Viva la mamma and Lakmé) and Royal Opera House (Don Pasquale), and he appeared in concert in Pamplona, Prague, and with M° Pappano and Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia.
In July 2019 he was named First Prize winner of the Operalia Singing Competition. In 2021 he received an International Opera Award, an Ópera Actual Award and an Ópera XXI Award.
Upcoming plans include Il barbiere di Siviglia at Teatro di San Carlo, R. Wainwright’s Hadrian at Teatro Real, the house debut with the Metropolitan Opera (L’elisir d’amore), Don Pasquale at Gran teatre del Liceu, I puritani in concert at Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, La fille du régiment alla Quincena Musical di San Sebastian, as well as Rossini’s Stabat Mater at Saint-Denis Festival.