The tenor Kirlianit Cortes, began his singing studies in Europe at the University of Music and Performing Arts of Vienna where he received his degree of Magister Artium Interpreting Lied and Oratorio with the Mezzo-soprano KS Marjana Lipovsek. He also studied singing and interpretation with KS margarita Lilowa, Helena Lazarska, Ks Francisco Araiza and Ilko Natscev 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), Alfred (Die Fledermaus), Armando Cellini (Maske in Blau), Dr. Siedler (Im weissen Rössl).

 

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), Ferrando (Cosi fan tutte) at the Theater at Schönbrunn Palace; success in Tirol.

Kirlianit sang at the Vienna Konzerthaus, Kammeroper, theater Morlachi of Perugia, Teatro Lirico di Spoleto and Bunka Kai Kan (Tokyo), West Norges Opera, Gärtnerplatz Theater, Oper Festival St. Margarethen. Volksoper Vienna

 

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 Orchestra 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)

 

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, Neu Westfallen 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 and sang with great success Armando Cellini (Maske in Blau), Alfred (Die Fledermaus) by the Schönebeck Operetta Festival in Germany.

Kirlianit was invited to sing the first Tenor in Arvo Pärts “Misere” at the Brno International 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 Operetta Summer festival and has his debut as Borsa in Rigoletto in the International Opera Festival of St. Margarethen and Don Ramiro in Rossinis La cenerentola in Wroclav.

 

CD Recording by R.M Rilke Songs by composer Reinhold Ruiss, CD Recording from Operett Arias with the Neu Streicher Orchestra, Mexican Christmas with the NDR Radio Philharmonic, Chicchilo in Martin´s Palmieri “Mateo”, the Tenor part in “The Masterclass – Maria Callas” at the Liszt Festival in Raiding, Rossinis Stabat Mater with the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchester and Carmna Burana at the Grosses Festspielhas in Salzburg.

 

From Sep. 2020 he will be part of the “Vienna Boys Choir -  Wiener Sängerknaben” as Conductor.