Raúl Giménez was born in Argentina. He made his operatic debut in 1980 singing Ernesto in DON PASQUALEeith the company of the Teatro Colon. After singing for four years throughout South America he came to Europe, making his debut at the 1984 Wexford Festival in LE ASTUZIE FEMMINILI.
After this initial success he sang in Geneva (TURCO IN ITALIA) Rossini Opera Festival Pesaro (SIGNOR BRUSCHINO) Venice ARMIDA and Amsterdam (RITORNO DI ULISSE IN PATRIA)
During the 1989/90 season he made several important debuts : Royal Opera House Covent Garden as Ernesto in DON PASQUALE ; Vienna Staatsoper as Almaviva in IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA ;and his United States debut with the Dallas Opera also as Ernesto.
~Since then he has sung at La Scala (Tancredi/La Cenerentola) the Paris Opera (Lucia di Lammermoor/Barbiere di Siviglia/Capuleti e I Montecchi) Munich (Barbiere di Siviglia/la Cenerentola/L’Italiana in Algeri/Anna Bolena) the Metropolitan Opera (Barbiere di Siviglia/La Cenerentola) Rossini Opera Festival, Pesaro (signor Bruschino,L’Occasione fa il Ladro, Tancredi, la Pietro del Paragone, Adina) Houston, Los Angeles, Toronto, Montreal, Madrid,(La Cenerentola, la Sonnambula,La Favorite, la Pietro del Paragone, Don Giovanni) Rome, Naples, Palermo, Florence, Verona, Genova, Ravenna Festival, aix-en-Provence Festival, Berlin, Hamburg, Frankfurt, etc. etc.
Raúl Giménez has worked with Claudio Abbado Maurizio Benini,, Bruno Campanella, Daniele Gatti, Jesus Lopez Cobos, Evalino Pido, Alberto Zedda and Gianluigi Gelmetti with whom he has collaborated frequently in Rome, Naples, Pesaro and Ravenna Festivals and Stuttgart.
He has sung the role of Don Basilio in Le Nozze di Figaro in 2008 at the Teatro LIceu, Barcelona, repeating this role at the Teatro Real Madrid .
He sang the role of Dr. Caius in Falstaff at the Theatre des Champs Elysees Paris during the 2009/10 and in the following season in Barcelona at the Teatro Liceu
His recent engagements include Don Basilio in Le Nozze di Figaro in Madrid and Geneva and Dr. Caius in Falstaff at the Paris Opera and the Teatro Petruzzelli, Bari
He will be singing the role of the Abbe in Adriana Lecouvreur at the Vienna State Opera during the current season.
Recently Raúl Giménez has given many master classes at the Wildbad Festival, Santander, Majorca, the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome and at the Teatro Real Madrid. He is Artistic Director at the Concertante Barcelona Academia Internacional de Musica, holding the chair for vocal studies..