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Javier Camarena (born March 26, 1976) is a Mexican operatic tenor.

Camarena was born in Xalapa, Veracruz. His father was a nuclear plant technician.

He specializes in roles from the bel canto era of Rossini, Bellini and Donizetti operas such as Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor, Arturo in I puritani and Conte Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia. He has also sung leading tenor roles in Mozart and Verdi operas. Camarena has performed at many of the world's leading opera houses and festivals including the Zurich Opera, where he was a company member for a number of years, the Royal Opera London, the Salzburg Festival, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Palacio de Bellas Artes Mexico City, Paris Opéra, the Bayerische Staatsoper Munich, the Liceu Barcelona and the Staatsoper Wien. His performance in the role of Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor at the Teatro Real Madrid in 2018 won praise for his "voice of gobsmacking beauty, thrillingly secure high notes and delicious timbre", where he also offered a concert with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid and conductor Ivan Lopez-Reynoso in January 2021. He made his debut at the Metropolitan Opera in October 2011 in Il barbiere di Siviglia, singing the role of Count Almaviva. On April 25, 2014, Camarena became only the third singer in seventy years at the Metropolitan Opera to perform an encore onstage, and on March 12, 2016, became the second singer to perform multiple encores.

Camarena is a recipient of the Opera News awards for 2020.

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The Royal Opera Reveals Full Casting Details Ahead of Japan 2024 Tour

The Royal Opera has announced full casting details for their upcoming tour in Japan in 2024. Find out who will be performing in this highly anticipated event. Find out who is in the cast of the company's upcoming productions!

La Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional Inaugurará, Por Primera Vez, las Jornadas INBAL-SACM

The Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional will inaugurate the Jornadas INBAL-SACM Festival de Otoño with a concert featuring new works and a tribute to Mario Kuri Aldana. The concert will take place on November 5th at Centro Cultural Roberto Cantoral.

International Opera Awards 2023 Shortlist Revealed

The International Opera Awards has announced the shortlist for this year's Awards, which will be held at Teatr Wielki, Polish National Opera, Warsaw on Thursday 9 November.

La Mezzosoprano Amelia Sierra Y El Pianista Sergio Vázquez Celebrarán Su Trayectoria Con Concierto En La Sala Manuel M. Ponce

La mezzosoprano Amelia Sierra y el pianista Sergio Vázquez celebrarán su trayectoria con un concierto en la Sala Manuel M. Ponce del Palacio de Bellas Artes. La Secretaría de Cultura del Gobierno de México y el Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura (Inbal) presentan este concierto en honor a los 25 y 30 años de trayectoria de Sierra y Vázquez, respectivamente.

BUGS BUNNY AT THE SYMPHONY to Return to Mexico With Four City Tour

Bugs Bunny and friends are returning to Mexico with a four-city tour this autumn. Don't miss this unforgettable concert experience in Mexico City, Guadalajara, Puebla, and Monterrey.

El Estudio De La �"pera De Bellas Artes Ofrecerá El Concierto El Eoba Canta Con Orgullo En El Teatro De La Ciudad Esperanza Iris 

La Secretaría de Cultura del Gobierno de México y el Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura (Inbal), en colaboración con el Sistema de Teatros de la Secretaría de Cultura de la Ciudad de México, presentan el concierto El Estudio de la Ópera de Bellas Artes canta con orgullo. 

Con Emotivo Concierto Recuerdan Al Compositor Roberto Cantoral En Bellas Artes

Con un emotivo concierto, la Secretaría de Cultura federal y el Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura (Inbal), en colaboración con la familia de Roberto Cantoral, este sábado en la Sala Principal del Palacio de Bellas Artes se recordó la trayectoria de uno de los compositores más relevantes de México con Regálame esta noche. Homenaje a Roberto Cantoral. 

Review: At the Met, All You Need is Love, When L'ELISIR is in the Right Hands

Donizetti wrote more than six dozen operas in the course of around 30 years, so it must have been hard for him not to steal from himself. Still, it always strikes me during the overture to his great comedy L’ELISIR D’AMORE, whose run at the Met opened the other night, when I hear echoes of the oh-so-dramatic LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR, which would come just a few years later. Yet, the similar music somehow works in both operas.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Javier Camarena in L'ELISIR D'AMORE

Watch as Javier Camarena sings excerpts from Nemorino’s arias in Acts I and II in the final dress rehearsal. The production is directed by Bartlett Sher and conducted by Michele Gamba.

Tenor Javier Camarena to Make Met Role Debut as the Duke of Mantua in Tonight's RIGOLETTO Performance

Tenor Javier Camarena will be making his Met role debut as the Duke of Mantua in tonight’s final performance of Verdi’s Rigoletto, replacing Stephen Costello, who has withdrawn due to illness.

12 Days Left To Vote For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Dallas Awards; North Texas Performing Arts Leads Favorite Local Theatre!

The latest standings as of Monday, December 19th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Dallas Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Latest Stats Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Dallas Awards; at Stage West Leads Best Ensemble Performance!

The latest standings as of Monday, December 12th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Dallas Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Latest Standings Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Dallas Awards; North Texas Performing Arts Leads Favorite Local Theatre!

The latest standings as of Monday, December 5th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Dallas Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

The Clarion Choir Releases Rachmaninoff's 'All-Night Vigil' On Pentatone

The Clarion Choir and its Artistic Director Steven Fox make their PENTATONE debut with a recording of Sergei Rachmaninoff's choral masterpiece, the All-Night Vigil, demonstrating their exceptional proficiency in Slavic repertoire.

Michael Mayer's Staging of Verdi's LA TRAVIATA Returns to the Met This Month

Verdi’s La Traviata will return to the Metropolitan Opera with eight performances October 25–November 19, 2022; five performances January 5–26, 2023; and five more March 4–18, 2023.

El Festival Artístico De Otoño Y El Centro Cultural Roberto Cantoral Celebran Su 10º Aniversario

El Festival Artístico de Otoño y el Centro Cultural Roberto Cantoral (CCRC) celebran su décimo aniversario, periodo en el que han realizado una importante labor para promover y difundir la creación musical de las y los compositores de todos los géneros musicales, desde la ópera y el jazz, hasta la música de concierto, popular y tradicional.    

Javier Camarena ofrece un recital en el Festival Internacional de Verano de El Escorial

El intérprete actúa en el Teatro Auditorio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial el próximo viernes 19 acompañado del pianista Rubén Fernández Aguirre.

The Met's Free Summer HD Festival to Return to Lincoln Center Plaza, Featuring Screenings of WEST SIDE STORY & More

The Metropolitan Opera’s popular Summer HD Festival will return on Saturday, August 27, to Lincoln Center Plaza, featuring a lineup of ten free encore presentations from the company’s acclaimed Live in HD series, as well as a special pre-festival screening of Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-winning film West Side Story on Friday, August 26.

VIDEO: New Trailer For The Metropolitan Opera's New, Modern-Day Production of Donizetti's LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR

The Metropolitan Opera will present an audacious new production of Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, which moves the bel canto masterpiece from 18th-century Scotland to a present-day town in the American Rust Belt, with nine performances April 23–May 21, 2022.

BWW Review: Soprano Nadine Sierra Makes a Splash �" and a Splat �" in Bloody New Simon Stone LUCIA at the Met

Well, no one can say that the Met doesn’t have guts. After the tepid response that subscribers gave its Las Vegas version of Verdi’s RIGOLETTO by Michael Mayer, no one would have suspected that they’d come up with a version of Donizetti’s LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR that made anything else it’s produced look tame. And while the new LUCIA isn’t something that will send every Met attendee into quivers of excitement--I don’t think I’ve ever heard so many pros and cons discussed at an intermission before--it also won’t send them to sleep either.

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