FELIX ALCOLEA, nace en Madrid en la década de los años setenta.
El célebre cantante Tito Mora ha dicho de Felix que se le puede catalogar como un artista completo pues en una de las actuaciones en las que estuvo presente comentó de él que es muy dificil cantar tan bien, recitar y interpretar papeles cómicos o dramáticos como lo hace Félix Alcolea,” Es todo un Artista ”
.-¡…Y encima guapo y con voz!.- Como diría de él nuestra gran artista internacional Sara Montiel.
He starts training his voice and performance on stage with great professionals from theatres: Omar Rossi, Taller actoral Lucila Makeria etc but it’s in Salvador Arias’ famousSchoolofInterpretationand Dubbing where he first discovers the power of the voice in front of a microphone and on stage. The intonation, the timbre and the ways of expressing feelings and truth.
Months later we went from studio to studio doing voice tests: “The famous and feared voice test.” so that he could join the group of new Spanish dubbing actors. A well-known recording studio called him to do the test, and it was Simón Ramirez who was sitting at the Director’s table. He would never say anything about the way Felix spoke or his interpretation, but henceforward Félix was the main character in almost all his casts. Simón Ramírez became Félix Alcoleas’s dubbing teacher.
He was working during almost four years for this great Studio, sharing the microphone withSpain’s most famous dubbing actors and actresses.
On the same time, Félix Alcolea shared this job as dubbing actor in different studios with his work as presenter in publicity and theatres, using his voice for numerous TV and radio spots.
In one of those studios he met Rosita Ferrer, singer, who was also working in dubbing. At that time she was preparing a song and poetry concert. Felix, as host, had the opportunity to prove his know-how and elegance on stage to a very demanding audience.
The famous theatre entrepreneur Enrique Cornejo made the following statement when he saw Felix on stage: – On stage, Félix Alcolea is a gentleman…”An impeccable gentleman”. –
Félix Alcolea’s contribution as host of many social events for charities is remarkable, among others “The Spanish Association against Cancer”, “The Association of handicapped children of El Corriol (Barcelona) and the Organization against Depression. He’s able to give a special touch to a song or poem. He participated in charity and entertainment events such as “El Rastrillo”, organized by the Association “Nuevo Futuro”, “Unicef”inMadrid and in different events and tributes to poets and writers.
He has also had the honor to take part in different cultural events, opening festivities in different Spanish cities as “speaker” or reciting his own poems as a homage to these locations.
He led and participated in the café-show “7 Moments, 7 Decades” presenting a short and amusing summary of the society’s key decades of our recent history: From the Roaring 20’s to the cutting edge 80’s. Fashion (one of his passions), culture, cooking, film and social movements joined hands, on and off stage in memory of those years. The show premiered at several nightclubs and cafés inMadrid, among them the famous Sala Axarquía and in open-air precincts in different locations.
Felix Alcolea starts with an intimate solo show called: “Several poems and Some Songs”, a brief and simple tribute to the songs and poems from “Spain in those days” highlighting themes from important writers and composers such as Valerio, Medina, Solano, Susi, Quiroga and so on. He made some slight changes, without going off the way of interpretation written by the members of Nobwa, a young band matching folk song with melody creating such beautiful ballads such as “Siguela” de J. Cooper and I.Puebla.
He also shows his “savoir-faire and his magnificent voice” during this recital, reading some of the most beautiful poems written by Lorca, De León, Carrasco, Machado, Arias etc.
In few words and as once said the famous dancer of the Spanish Quartet, Conchita Cruz, flamenco dance group, vanished years ago: “A true recital…one enjoy seeing so much art.
The great Copla (Flamenco) singer Marifé de Triana repeatedly said that apart from her husband, José María Calvo, she has never heard anyone recite so well and as beautiful as Félix Alcolea does. That comment is backed up by great composers and authors such as the Maestros Alejandro Cintas and García Morcillo among others.
The Maestro Paco Gordillo, great talent scout, said about Félix Alcolea: “This guy has got sensitivity in his veins, true art.”
Professionals who know Félix confirm that he is a real “animal” on stage. He likes live shows and the direct contact with the spectators. He appreciates feeling the silence when he recites a poem or sings a song, thus for Félix the silence is even more true than the applause.
The famous singer Tito Mora said that Félix is a versatile artist; he saw him on stage and confirms that it is very difficult to sing well, recite and play comedy or drama as is does Félix Alcolea. “He is such an artist!”
Félix proved his professionalism and his distinction in many theatres in Spain, among them the Teatro Cervantes in Alcalá de Henares, Real Coliseo Carlos III in El Escorial, Centro Cultural de la Villa in Madrid, Teatro José Maria Rodero in Torrejon, Gran Teatro in El Prat, Teatro Lope de Vega in Sevilla, Teatro de Alfaz del Pí, Teatro de Villa Joyosa, Casa Museo Cervantes in Alcalá de Henares and Esquivias etc.
Likewise, Felix Alcolea has always been interested in presenting this music genre (ignored by some and hated by others) but above all so unknown by younger generations. He had the chance to present some of these recitals in a variety of locations inMadrid: “El Mercado del Fuencarral, Segundo Jazz, El Café del Foro, El Café del Cosaco and La Sala Candilejas among others.
On some occasion he had to promote his work during important galas sponsored by Radiolé in different Spanish regions, sharing the stage with important artists like Casta, Caché Juncal, Maria J. Galera and the famous Pastora de Algeciras, who was delighted with Félix’ beautiful voice and friendliness. She was so kind to sing with him the well-know theme “Así te quiero – Trece de Mayo” written by the great poet Rafael de León.
In 2005, he was awarded by the Certamen Nacional de Rapsodas held inMadrid.
He performed his own songs such as “Y nadaba” (with reference to such a delicate matter as abuse and violence against woman) or “La Alcazaba y la Muralla” (history of love between two cities) in his new show in Sala Galileo GalileiMadrid. Personalities from showbiz were among the numerous spectators, complimenting the performance and style of this young artist named Félix Alcolea.
“And on top of that handsome and with such a voice!” As Sara Montiel, our great international artist, said.
Currently Félix Alcolea presents his recitals all over Spain, he works as author, writing songs, presentations and poems for other artists. At the same time he continues dubbing movies, TV series, video games, radio and TV spots. Nevertheless fashion is still one of his passions.