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A graduate of the University of California, Joshua Guerrero won Second Prize at the Plácido Domingo Operalia Competition in 2014 and was the recipient of a grant from the Richard Tucker Foundation in 2016. Soon thereafter, he joined the Domingo-Colburn-Stein Programme for young artists at the Los Angeles Opera. He sang in a production of John Corigliano’s The Ghosts of Versailles (Count Almaviva) in Los Angeles under the direction of James Conlon then made role debuts as Roméo (Roméo et Juliette) at the Aspen Festival and Rodolfo (La Bohème) in Caracas. In the seasons which ensued, he performed the roles of Greenhorn (Jake Heggie’s Moby Dick) and Macduff (Macbeth) in Los Angeles, Gabriele Adorno (Simon Boccanegra) at the Bordeaux Opera, Nemorino (L’elisir d’amore) at the Maestranza in Seville, the Duke of Mantua (Rigoletto) at the English National Opera and the Canadian Opera Company, Edgardo (Lucia di Lammermoor) at the Florida Grand Opera, Pinkerton (Madame Butterfly) in Glyndebourne, Santa Fe and Miami, Alfredo (La Traviata) at the Washington Opera, Arcadio (Florencia in las Amazonias) at the Houston Grand Opera, and the Chevalier des Grieux (Manon Lescaut) at the Frankfurt Opera. In addition, he has made numerous guest appearances at the behest of conductor Gustavo Dudamel (La Bohème, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Hadyn’s The Creation).
Joshua Guerrero is making his Paris Opera debut
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