Proclaimed a “gifted young tenor” by The New York Times, JOSHUA GUERRERO recently returned to LA Opera in his role debut as Macduff in Macbeth – with Plácido Domingo as Macbeth and James Conlon conducting – a role in which he will debut at the Zurich Opera with Gianandrea Noseda conducting. Guerrero makes his London debut at the English National Opera as the Duke of Mantova in Jonathan Miller’s famous production of Rigoletto. In concert, he will tour Europe with Gustavo Dudamel and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, singing Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, a work in which he will also debut with the Baltimore Symphony and Marin Alsop. He performs Haydn’s Creation with Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic in these performances.
Last season, Guerrero sang Greenhorn in Jake Heggie’s Moby Dick 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 with spot-on intonation” (Washington Post). In concert, Guerrero was seen with Gustavo Dudamel in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with both the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra. In the summer of 2015, Guerrero appeared at a special gala honoring Plácido Domingo at the Salzburg Festival.
Guerrero made his role debut as Count Almaviva in LA Opera’s new production of John Corigliano’s Ghosts of Versailles under James Conlon, which was recently released on commercial recording. He also returned to the Aspen Music Festival for his role debut as Roméo in Roméo et Juliette with George Manahan conducting. He traveled to Caracas to sing Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with Gustavo Dudamel and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra, and performed Verdi’s Requiem with the Santa Fe Symphony. He made his role debut as Rodolfo in La bohème with Gustavo Dudamel and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra in Caracas.
As a member of the Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program at LA 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.
A graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles, he has performed Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni and the title role of Orpheus in the Underworld for Opera UCLA, and the “Britten Art Song Prelude” at the Colburn School. He previously appeared as the Chevalier in Opera UCLA’s production of Dialogues of the Carmelites. He has been a featured tenor soloist in Palm Springs Opera Guild’s annual Opera in the Park concert and studied in Austria with Vladimir Chernov. 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.