Javier Camarena

Mexican tenor Javier Camarena makes his San Francisco Opera debut in a role he has performed with the Metropolitan Opera, the Vienna State Opera, Paris Opera, Munich’s Bavarian State Opera, and Zurich Opera. A regular guest artist in Zurich, his roles with that company include Lindoro (L’Italiana in Algeri), Belfiore (La Finta Giardiniera), Ferrando (Così fan tutte), and Nadir (Les Pêcheurs de Perles), among others. Other career highlights include Lindoro in Cologne, Dusseldorf, and Dresden; Don Ramiro (La Cenerentola) in Brussels and roles with Paris Opera. On the concert stage, he has appeared as a soloist with the orchestras of Cleveland, Guatemala, Michoacan, and Hamburg. Camarena is a winner of the Carlo Morelli Singing Competition and the Juan Oncinas award at the Francisco Viñas Competition in Barcelona. Recent and upcoming engagements include Belmonte (Die Entführung aus dem Serail) and Fenton (Falstaff) in Zurich; Nemorino (L’Elisir d’Amore) in Barcelona; Elvino (La Sonnambula) with the Met; and Roberto (Maria Stuarda) in Barcelona.