J. Haydn


    Jeune premier mozartien, Kirlianit Cortes – Nencio – ne force jamais sa voix. C´est un très prometteur ténor lyrique léger, que  l´on imagine déjà marcher sur les traces de Juan Diego Florez.

                                                                                             Operabase- Alain Zürcher               




…und dem aus Kolumbien stammenden Kirlianit Cortes (der lyrische Tenor, eine Art José Carreras, oder wenn man will, Rolando Villazón).                

                                                                                          Jürgen Scharf -  Bad Sackingen, Südkurrier


The young tenor Kirlianit Cortes, studied singing until 2001 in Great Theater of Havana "Cuba" and the University of Antioquia. In   1998 he received the first prize in the competition NATIONAL  ARTS  COMPETITION  UNIVERSIDAD  DEL  VALLE  and  2002  began his singing studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts of Vienna where he received his degree of Magister Artium Interpreting Lied and Oratorio with the famous Mezzo-soprano KS Marjana Lipovsek. He also studied singing and interpretation with Detlef Scholz, Danaila Hristowa, KS Lilowa Margarita, Helena Lazarska und Daniela Fally. Actually his working with Maestro Ilko Natscev together in Vienna.


Within his repertoire, among others, he had roles as Don Ramiro (La Cenerentola) Almaviva (Il barber di siviglia), Conde Alberto (L’ occasione fa il ladro), Florville (Il Signor Bruschino), Dorville (La Scala di seta), Ernesto (Don Pasquale), Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni), Belfiore (La Finta Giardiniera), Tamino (Die Zauberflöte), Ferrando (Cosi fan tutte) and Elvino (La Sonnambula).


Kirlianit did his debut in Bogotá with the Opera of Colombia, singing in the opera Rigoletto the roll of Borsa and Since his arrival in Europe, he has sung the rolls of Ernesto (Don Pasquale – Gärtnerplatz  Theater),  Dr.  Stone  in  the  opera  by  Gian  Carlo  Menotti  (Help,  help,     the


Globolinks) and Ferrando (Cosi fan tutte) at the Theater at Schönbrunn Palace; with the roll of Ferrando he had a brilliant success in Tirol.


In 2004 he made his debut at the Vienna Konzerthaus and Kammeroper, interpreting the rolls of Lindoro (La fedeltà premiata) and Nencio (L'infedelta delusa) both Opera by J. Haydn, getting wonderful International press criticism. The same year sings the roll of Gerardo in the opera Gianni Schicchi and his debut as Don Ramiro in La Cenerentola at the Opera Festival of Schärding (Austria), theater Morlachi of Perugia, Teatro Lirico di Spoleto and Bunka Kai Kan (Tokyo).


Kirlianit Cortes, stands out as an interpreter of the Rossini repertoire and sings in 2006 at the Opera Festival Schärding (Austria) the roll of Conde Alberto in L'occasione fa il ladro and in 2007 Florville - Il signor Bruschino


In 2006 Kirlianit debuts at the Wiener Musikverein, singing the tenor part in the opera Trouble in Tahiti of L. Bernstein; Belfiore (La Finta Giardiniera) in Schanghai-China and Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni) and also debuted at the Vienna Volksoper interpreting Augustin Moser in the opera Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg by R.Wagner under the baton of Leopold Hager


In 2007 is invited to sing at the Vest Norges Opera of Norway, as Mr. Gleaton in the opera Susana by C. Floyd. It is also invited to sing the tenor part of the Requiem by W.A Mozart with the National Symphony Orchestra of Cyprus and the tenor part in the profane cantata "Carmina Burana" by C. Orff at the 2008 season opening of the Bogota Philharmonic Orchester with Maestro Andres Orozco Estrada as Conductor.

In January 2009 he sings the tenor part in the oratorio "The Messiah" by G.F Handel in the Golden Hall of Vienna Musikerein

In March he sang with great success the roll of Florville (Il Signor Bruschino) in the Musikverein of Graz and in May won second place in the "European Tenor Contest - Jan Keapura” held in Poland, the winners concert was broadcast through the TVP (Polish Television)

In June he was invited to sing the role of Elvino in the Opera La Sonnambula by V.Bellini at the Opera Szczecin - Poland receiving outstanding reviews.


2010 he sang the roles of Florville in Rossini's "Il signor Bruschino" and Dorvil in "La scala di seta" at Musikverein Graz, both operas were recorded on CD. In the same year Kirlianit recorded the role of Robert in the operetta "Die Göttin der Vernunft” by J. Strauss(world Premiere) under the Naxos

International label, and sang the role of Mendel in the filming of the opera "HIOB" by the Austrian composer Erich Zeisl at EXILE ARTE.


He also participated in numerous oratorios and masses, such as Bach's Johannes Passion, Mattheus Passion, Coffee Cantata, Magnificat, Dvorak's Mass in D major and Stabat Mater Op. 58, Mozart's Requiem and Beethoven 9 ° Symphony in Cyprus (National Symphony Orchestra of Cyprus), Mozart's Coronation Mass in C-minor Mass, Piccolomini Mass and Sparrow Mass, Rossini's Stabat Mater (Orchestra Sinfonica di Bari, Capella Cracoviensis, Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra, Tonkustverinigung,), Petite Messe Solenelle (Klosterneuburg

- Südböhmische Kammerphilharmonie Budweis), Schubert's G Major, As major, C major and B minor Mass, Schützs Johannes Passion, Mendelssohn´s Elias at Stefaniensaal in Graz, Weber's Jubilee Mass, Orff's Carmina Burana (Orquesta Filarmónica de Bogota, Philarmonisches Orchestra Kracow, Orchestra of the University Vienna Konzerthaus, Südböhmische Kammerphilharmonie Budweis), Puccinis Messa di gloria and K. Kurpinsky Te deum at the Musica Sacra festival in Kracow (Live broadcasting).


Kirlianit is at the Dubrovnik Festival Opera and frequent guest, he is also a frequent performer of songs by Schubert, Wolf, Strauss, Brahms, Schumann, Beethoven, Duparc, Fauré and Spanish concert literature.

2013 and 2014 was cover of the Tenor Piotr Beczala and Ramon Vargas by International known concert Christmas in Vienna.

In 2014 sang with great succes Armando Cellini (Maske in Blau) by the Schönebeck Operetten Festival.

2015 Kirlianit was ivited to sing the first Tenor in Arvo Pärts “Misere” at the Brno Internatioal sacred music Festival, Rossini Stabat Mater with the Neu Westfallen Philarmonic Orchester and Dr. Siedler in Benatzky´s Im weissen Rössl at the 19 Schönebecker Operettn Sommer (Mitteldeutsche kammerphilarmonie under the baton of Gerard Oskamp)






Next performances:






J Strauss (Die Fledermaus - Alfred) 20 Schönebecker Oeprettensommer, Carmina Burana (Bad Dürkenheim, Serenadenhof Nürnberg, Brunnenhof Residenz München), Verdi Messa di Requiem, Mendelssohn Elias and Rossinis Petite Messe solenelle in Vienna.