Luis Cobos

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Luis Cobos
Born 1948 (age 65–66)
Campo de Criptana, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Occupation(s) Musician, conductor, composer, record producer
Years active 1982-present
Associated acts Mecano

Luis Cobos is a Spanish composer, conductor and musician. He is chairman of the management entity performers (AIE) and the Chairman of the Board of the Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences. He was married to the singer Ángel (Spanish singer).[1]


Cobos joint The Philharmonic Beethoven in the late 1960s among several rock connections which he released several singles labelled by Fonomusic. Cobos big break came in 1982 when he recorded his first studio album Zarzuela at Abbey Road Studios with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Following the release of Zarzuela, Cobos released his second studio album in 1983 Sol y sombra followed by Mexicano which was released in 1984. He also collaborated with the albums Mecano and ¿Dónde está el país de las hadas?. His following singles reached the top of the charts: "Capriccio russo" (1986), "Tempo d'Italia" (1987) and "Vienna Concerto" (1989).[which?] In addition, his music reached the charts in the United Kingdom, France, Finland, Belgium, Germany, Argentina and Portugal.[2] His 1990 album, Opera Extravaganza reached number 72 in the UK Albums Chart, whilst his single release, "Nessun Dorma from 'Turandot'" (featuring Plácido Domingo), peaked at number 59 in the UK Singles Chart later the same year.[3]

As a conductor Cobos conducted national orchestra's which included the RAI National Symphony Orchestra, RTVE Symphony Orchestra and the Vienna Symphony. He also collaborated with various tenors including Plácido Domingo, José Carreras, Julio Iglesias, Ana Belén, Isabel Pantoja, Mónica Naranjo and Joaquín Sabina.

In 1998, Cobos published his biography, La danza de los corceles (The Dance of the Horses).


  • Zarzuela (1982)
  • Sol y sombra (1983)
  • Mexicano (1984)
  • Más Zarzuela (1985)
  • Capriccio ruso (1986)
  • Olympus (1986)
  • Tempo d'Italia (1987)
  • Vienna Concerto (1988)
  • Opera Magna (1989)
  • Suite 1700 (1990)
  • Viento del Sur (1993)
  • Oscars (1994)
  • Amor (1997)
  • La danza de los corceles (1998)
  • ¡Viva México! (2000)
  • Encantados (2008)


  1. ^ ABC (Madrid) Hemeroteca En la boda de Luis Cobos y Ángel Jul 22, 1992 - ABC (Madrid) - 22/07/1992, p. 121 - La Vía Láctea un día duró la boda del músico Luis Cobos y su novia, la cantante Ángel. La historia de esta pareja se remonta a seis años atrás que ..."
  2. ^ "Conexión". Retrieved 2012-05-07. 
  3. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 112. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

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