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Javier Camarena

Mexican tenor Javier Camarena is the preeminent Mozart and bel canto specialist of his generation. Praised for his burnished tone, gleaming high notes, flawless coloratura, and veracious portrayals, he regularly appears in leading roles alongside today’s foremost stars at the world’s top opera houses, and was the face of Opera News’s 80th anniversary edition this past January. Last season, as Ernesto in Donizetti’s Don Pasquale, he became only the second singer in Metropolitan Opera history to perform encores in multiple productions at the house, after the audience demanded a repeat of his aria “E se fia che ad altro oggetto.” This followed his triumph in 2014, when he joined the ranks of Luciano Pavarotti and Juan Diego Flórez to become only the third singer in 70 years to give an encore on the New York stage, having he stopped the house in consecutive performances of Prince Ramiro’s aria “Si ritrovarla io guiro” in Rossini’s La Cenerentola. Camarena went on to repeat the same feat in La fille du régiment at Madrid’s Teatro Real, marking only the second time that a singer had given an encore there since its reopening.

Latest News:

  • 05.10.2017 - Javier Camarena: Les Pêcheurs des Perles at LA Opera

  • Javier Camarena stars in Bizet's Les Pêcheurs de Perles with Nino Machaidze as the priestess Leïla and Alfredo Daza as Zurga. This Penny Woolcock production, which debuted at the ENO and was later brought to the Metropolitan Opera will be seen again with  Plácido Domingo and Grant Gershon leading the performances from October 7 until October 28.

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