Logan Lopez Gonzalez – Countertenor

Biography

In 2024 Belgian countertenor Logan Lopez Gonzalez creates the role of Freddie in Ian Wilson’s The Collector for Spark Opera and performs as dancer/singer in MALUS for La Monnaie. He also embarks on a tour of China with l’Opéra Royal de Versailles and performs Gloria in Vivaldi’s Gloria e Imeneo with Château de Versailles spectacles. In 2023 he created the role of Wolf in Vasco Mendoça’s opera The Girl, the Hunter and the Wolf and performed the title role in SOLAR, Icarus burning by Howard Moody and covered Smeton Bastarda (Donizetti) at La Monnaie/De Munt, Brussels. In 2022 Logan covered Tamerlano and Andronico Tamerlano for Grange Festival.

In concert Logan sang the title role in Händel’s Rinaldo with baroque ensemble Il Groviglio and co-created 555: Verlaine en prison with stage director Eleanor Burke. A queer show about the life of French poet Paul Verlaine, it premiered at La Monnaie in 2023 before transferring to the Grimeborn Opera Festival and the Royal Opera House, London in 2024. 

Logan studied at the Conservatoire Royal de Mons and Royal Academy of Music, London, and is an alumni of National Opera Studio and Britten Pears Young Artist program. During the 2020-21 season, Logan performed Oberon A Midsummer Nights Dream with Royal Academy Opera, won the audience prize in the Froville International Baroque Singing Competition and sang Pastorello in La Monnaie’s new production of Tosca, where he became a laureate of the La Monnaie/De Munt Academy.

Logan made his soloist debut at 21 years old by appearing as Frantík and Grasshopper The Cunning Little Vixen at La Monnaie and Amore The Coronation of Poppea at Angers/Nantes Opéra, directed by Moshe Leiser & Patrice Caurier. In 2019, he took part in the World Premiere of the immersive opera Be My Superstar, created in assiociation with ENOA (European Network of Opera Academies) at LOD Muziektheater in Ghent, with additional performances at Opera Vlaanderen and Dutch Nationale Opera.

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Video

YouTube playlist includes:

  • Dove sei, amato bene?, Rodelinda, Handel
  • Dawn, Still Darkness (The Refugee’s Aria), Flight, Dove
  • Ah! Stigie larve…Vaghe pupille, Orlando, Handel
  • Be My Superstar | Meet soprano Astrid Stockman & countertenor Logan Lopez Gonzalez

Reviews

“Logan Lopez Gonzalez communicated every atom of the soft simplicity of the vocal line. His individualised timbre and the egg-shell care that he applied to the vocal lines of the songs reaped huge emotional and dramatic rewards.”

Opera Today

“Logan Lopez Gonzalez gave such a moving and haunting account of the Refugee’s aria from Jonathan Dove’s Flight that the trappings of Cadogan Hall faded from view as he sang. An hour later, his lyrical performance as Medoro in Handel’s Orlando was in such contrast that only his physiognomy gave him away. The silken, beauty of his voice beguiled the ear in both excerpts.”

Opera Magazine

“Young Logan Lopez Gonzalez illuminates the shepherd’s song at the beginning of the third act with his androgynous timbre.”

Forumopera

“Amore is entrusted to the young countertenor Logan Lopez Gonzalez whose singularity of timbre underlines the divine character. Very credible on stage, he proves to be a good technician and a fine musician.”

Resmusica

Photos

Credit: Simon Van Rompay
Credit: Enric Vives-Rubio
Credit: Nick Rutter
Credit: José Caldeira TMP