Francisco Fernández-Rueda, tenor, born in Seville, began his musical training as a clarinetist. He holds a degree in French Studies from the University of Seville. Later he moved to Barcelona where he studied Singing with Lambert Climent and Art Song with Lynne Dawson, Assumpta Mateu and Francisco Poyato at the Escola Superior de Musica de Catalunya (ESMUC). Currently he is being coached by Raúl Giménez in Barcelona. He won the 1st Prize at Concurs Mirabent i Magrans (Barcelona) and was a semifinalist at Concorso Toti dal Monte (Treviso).
As a soloist, Francisco Fernández-Rueda works with ensembles such as Les Arts Florissants, Concerto Köln, La Capella Reial de Catalunya, Europa Galante, Concertgebouw Kamerorkest, Ensemble Pygmalion, Ensemble Cristofori, Al Ayre Español or Forma Antiqva. He has performed, among other countries, in Spain, France, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Netherlands, USA, Norway and Switzerland, in major festivals such as Händel-Festspiele (Halle), SWR Schwetzinger Festspiele, Festival International d'Opéra Baroque de Beaune, Festspielhaus Baden-Baden or Lucerne Festival zu Ostern. He has taken part to the 5th edition of Jardin des Voix (2011), William Christie's international project for young talents of baroque opera.
Among other works, he has sung Monteverdi's Vespro della Beata Vergine, Mozart's Requiem and Krönungsmesse, Haendel's Messiah, Bach's Johannespassion, Matthäuspassion and H-moll Messe. He has worked under the direction of Jordi Savall, William Christie, Fabio Biondi, Konrad Junghänel, Raphaël Pichon, Eduardo López Banzo, Josep Vila, Paul Agnew, Aarón Zapico or Lluís Vilamajó, in several important venues such as Opéra Comique in Paris, Opéra Royal de Versailles, Opéra de Bordeaux, Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York, Cité de la Musique in Paris, Baden-Baden's Festspielhaus, Rokokotheater Schwetzingen,Luzern Grober Saal, Auditorio Nacional de Música in Madrid or Palau de la Música Catalana.
In the operatic field, Francisco Fernández-Rueda has performed Don Ottavio in Mozart's Don Giovanni, Narete in Hasse's Leucippo, Aeneas in Purcell's Dido & Aeneas, Philemon in Haydn's Philemon & Baucis, Sir Hervey in Donizetti's Anna Bolena, Leonato in Handel's Alessandro, Coridon in Haendel's Acis & Galatea, Mercure and Première Parque in Rameau's Hippolyte et Aricie, and Zephyr and Suite de Sangar in his recent debut in occasion of the legendary recreation of Lully's opera Atys, with William Christie and Les Arts Florissants.
He has recorded for ACCENT Mozart's Concert Arias for tenor with Ensemble Cristofori, Tonos Humanos of Manuscrito Guerra (Naxos), and Lully's Atys with Les Arts Florissants and William Christie (Fra Musica).