Created by a renowned Argentine dermatologist, the competition has launched several outstanding international operatic careers.
By Walter Raymond
Dr. Alejandro Cordero
On August 16th, in the Golden Hall of the famed Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the most promising young national singers will take part in the Dr. Alejandro Cordero Competition. The winners will participate in a tour of several cities in the United States.
Passionate about opera and classical singing, Dr. Alejandro Cordero is a member of the prestigious Teatro Colón Foundation and sponsors the annual lyrical competition that bears his name.
Dr. Cordero discusses his passion for opera.
His other passion: cosmetic dermatology
After graduation, a young Dr. Cordero traveled to Paris to pursue specialization in dermatology. Upon his return to Argentina, he was asked to teach a course in cosmetic dermatology. It was an unexpected opportunity that radically changed his medical career.
Dr. Cordero created the Division of Cosmetic Dermatology at the Hospital de Clínicas in Buenos Aires, which he currently directs. It was an innovative service for its time, which helped train hundreds of physicians in the South American country. Now, patients from Latin America and the United States continue to arrive in Buenos Aires seeking his advice and guidance.