Nicolás Lartaun is a singer whose interest in historically informed interpretation takes him from sacred oratory to German song, theater to opera, contemporary music to the Baroque repertoire, and folk and from popular roots to experimental music.
Lartaun made his debut at the Teatro Municipal in Santiago, Chile, in the role of Papageno in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte.
This performance led to subsequent collaborations with conductors such as Gianluca Capuano, Alessandro de Marchi, Rodolfo Fischer, and Deborah York, and stage directors such as
Michael Hampe, Ermanno Olmi, Gonzalo Cuadra, and Deda Colonna.
He has since interpreted various roles and performed recitals in many American, European and Asian venues. In 2007 he made his debut at Milan’s Teatro alla Scala in the world premiere of Fabio Vacchi’s opera Teneke under
Nicolás Lartaun was born in Santiago, Chile. After training as a photographer and studying social and audiovisual communication, he worked in television broadcasting and theater.
He received his initial vocal training at the Universidad Católica de Chile under the guidance of Ahlke Scheffelt, with whom he focused on the interpretation of German song.
He continued his studies with Mark Oswald in New York, Vincenzo Manno at the Accademia alla Scala in Milan, and later Margreet Honig in Amsterdam.
He deepened his interest in recitative and the repertoire of the 17th and 18th centuries with teachers such as Eduardo Egüez and Gabriel Garrido in Argentina, Jordi Savall and Vincent Dumestre in Spain, Roberta Invernizzi and Mara Galassi in Italy.
In 2018 he took one of the leading roles in the premiere of the opera Schattenlos, by Margarete Huber, in Berlin. He is currently involved in projects on forgotten repertoire, intercultural sacred music, and contemporary premieres.