Antoni Parera Fons

b. 1943

Spanish

Summary

Antoni Parera Fons was born in Manacor, Majorca. He first studied music at the Conservatory in Palma de Mallorca and then at the Music College in Valencia. Later on he also studied piano with Rosa Sabater. His early success as a singer and songwriter received national and international recognition. In later years, he combined his job as a record producer with his talent as a composer. As one of the most respected Spanish record producers, he has made hundreds of recordings with many well-known performers, orchestras and conductors. He has composed over 250 works, many of which are songs or song cycles composed on commission from other performers. In the last few years, he has increasingly devoted more of his time to composing and has received many commissions to write not only symphonic music, opera, choral music and cantatas, but also orchestral songs and chamber music as well.
María Moliner, his first opera, has been world premiered in 2016 with great success at Teatro de la Zarzuela, Madrid.

Biography

Antoni Parera Fons was born in Manacor, Majorca. He first studied music at the Conservatory in Palma de Mallorca and then at the Music College in Valencia. Later on he also studied piano with Rosa Sabater. His early success as a singer and songwriter received national and international recognition. In later years, he combined his job as a record producer with his talent as a composer.

As one of the most respected Spanish record producers, he has made hundreds of recordings with many well-known performers, orchestras and conductors. Some of the most outstanding would include names such as Josep Carreras, Jaume Aragall, Joan Pons, Mª Dolores Pradera, Antoni Ros Marbà, Josep Pons, Víctor Pablo Pérez, Spanish National Orchestra, Barcelona Orchestra, among many others. He also was in charge of producing a Zarzuela anthology, which included historical recordings with such prominent names as Alfredo Kraus, Plácido Domingo and María Bayo.

He has composed over 250 works, many of which are songs or song cycles composed on commission from other performers. He has recorded his own works as well, but his compositions have been sung by such outstanding performers as José van Dam, Montserrat Caballé, Josep Carreras, Joan Pons, Núria Feliu, Mª Dolores Pradera, among many others
In the last few years, he has increasingly devoted more of his time to composing and has received many commissions to write not only symphonic music, opera, choral music and cantatas, but also orchestral songs and chamber music as well.

María Moliner, his first opera, has been world premiered in 2016 with great success at Teatro de la Zarzuela, Madrid.

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