José Coca Loza
Zurich-based Bolivian bass José Coca Loza begins Season 2020/21 singing in Robert Wilson’s production of Der Messias at Theatre Champs Elysees and Grand theatre, under the baton of Mark Minkowski. Additional concert and opera highlights include singing Alidoro in a semi-staged production of La Cenrerentola with Les Musiciens du Prince and conductor Gianluca Capuano in Baden Baden; his return to Salzburg’s MozartWoche in a semi-staged concert version of Don Giovanni as Masetto/Comendatore with the Capella Barca under Maestro Andras Schiff, directed by Rolando Villazón; performing with Cecilia Bartoli on her European concert tour; and a gala solo concert at Teatro Olimpico with the Venice Baroque Orchestra and conductor Andrea Marcon.
His recent highlights include his Royal Opera House Covent Garden debut as Lesbos alongside Joyce DiDonato in the acclaimed season opening production of Agrippina (Kosky/Emelyanychev); Astolfo in Orlando Furioso at Tchaikovsky Hall; Der Messias at Salzburg’s Mozart Woche Rocco in Fidelio on tour with Gustavo Dudamel; and Haly in L’italiana in Algeri with Ensemble Mattheaus and conductor Jean-Christophe Spinosi at both the Salzburg Festival and Opera Royal de Versailles; Alidoro La Cenerentola on tour with Cecilia Bartoli at the Lucerne Festival, Palau del al Musica in Barcelona and the Auditorio Nacional de Música in Madrid; the role of Clistene L’Olimpiade with Andrea Marcon conducting La Cetra Barockorchester at Amsterdam Concertgebouw; Mustafa L’italiana in Algeri under the baton of Giancarlo Andretta with Orquesta Ciudad di Granada; and Truffaldino Ariadne auf Naxos at the Festival de Música de Canarias in Tenerife and Las Palmas. On the concert platform, José has sung Mozart’s Requiem with Tonhalle Orchester Zurich and with The Hague Philharmonic.
After completing his studies at the Music Conservatory of Basel, José joined the Opera Studio at Theatre Basel. There, he has studied with Silvana Bazzoni since 2014, and his roles include Melisso in Alcina, Alte Diener in Elektra, and Marchese d’Obigny in La Traviata.