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Joshua Guerrero



Biography

Proclaimed a “gifted young tenor” by the New York Times, Grammy award winner Joshua Guerrero makes his Glyndebourne Festival debut as Pinkerton in a new production of Madama Butterfly in the 2017-2018 season. He will also be heard as the Duke in Rigoletto for his debuts with the Canadian Opera Company and Michigan Opera Theatre, as well as his first performances of Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor at Florida Grand Opera. He returns to the Santa Fe Opera in more performances of Madama Butterfly and will be heard in a concert of opera arias and duets with soprano Joyce El-Khoury and the NDR Radiophilharmonie, which will be broadcast on television throughout Germany.

Recently, Mr. Guerrero returned to the Los Angeles Opera in his role debut as Macduff in Macbeth with Plácido Domingo as Macbeth and James Conlon conducting which will be released commercially on Sony DVD. He debuted in the same role in Barrie Kosky’s production at the Zurich Opera with Gianandrea Noseda conducting and made his London debut at the English National Opera as the Duke of Mantova in Jonathan Miller's famous production of Rigoletto. In concert, he toured Europe with Gustavo Dudamel and the Simón Bolivar Orchestra singing Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 and sang Haydn's Creation with Dudamel and the LA Philharmonic. He made his Baltimore Symphony Orchestra debut with Marin Alsop in Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 and was a featured soloist at the Richard Tucker Music Foundation Gala at Carnegie Hall.

Mr. Guerrero has sung Greenhorn in Jake Heggie’s Moby Dick and a new production of John Corigliano’s Ghosts of Versailles at LA Opera. He made his European operatic debut as Gabriele Adorno in Simon Boccanegra at Opéra National de Bordeaux and then was seen as Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore at Teatro de la Maestranza in Seville. He made his Santa Fe Opera debut as Roméo in Roméo et Juliette on short notice with “heroic, beautiful sound” (Washington Post). In concert, Mr. Guerrero has been seen with Gustavo Dudamel in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with both the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Simón Bolivar Orchestras, as well as Verdi’s Requiem with the Santa Fe Symphony. He made his role debut as Rodolfo in La bohème with Gustavo Dudamel and the Simón Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela in Caracas. In the summer of 2015, Mr. Guerrero appeared at a special gala honoring Plácido Domingo at the Salzburg Festival.

As a member of the Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program at Los Angeles Opera, his appearances include his mainstage debut as Normanno in Lucia di Lammermoor, followed by the role of Steve Hubbell in A Streetcar Named Desire. He also appeared in the Cathedral production of Jonah and the Whale and made his debut at the Ravinia Festival with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under the baton of James Conlon singing the role of the Messenger in Aida.

Mr. Guerrero was the second prize-winner at Plácido Domingo’s Operalia Competition in 2014 and the recipient of the 2016 Richard Tucker Career Grant from the Richard Tucker Music Foundation. He is a Grammy award winner for Los Angeles Opera’s recording of Corigliano’s Ghosts of Versailles (Best Opera Recording).
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