Joshua Guerrero

Current as of July 2022

Mexican tenor Joshua Guerrero began the 2021/22 season by making his house debut at the Lyric Opera of Chicago as Macduff in a new production of Macbeth directed by David McVicar and conducted by Enrique Mazzola. Later in the season he was heard as Rodolfo (La bohème) at the Teatro Real in Madrid, as Cavaradossi (Tosca) for the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam and in a film version of Daniel Catán’s Rappaccini’s Daughter for the San Diego Opera.

Plans for the 2022/23 season include Rodolfo at the Paris Opéra, the title role in Don Carlos in Chicago, Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly) at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and Des Grieux (Manon Lescaut) for his Bavarian State Opera debut.

Among Joshua Guerrero’s recent engagements have been Rodolfo at Covent Garden, the San Diego Opera and the Canadian Opera Company, Des Grieux for the Frankfurt Opera, Pinkerton for Florida Grand Opera, the Santa Fe Opera and the Glyndebourne Festival, Alfredo (La traviata) at the Washington National Opera, Arcadio in Catán’s Florencia en el Amazonas for the Houston Grand Opera, the Duke of Mantua (Rigoletto) for the Canadian Opera Company and for the Michigan Opera Theatre and Edgardo (Lucia di Lammermoor) for Florida Grand Opera.

Joshua Guerrero appears as Macduff in a DVD of Los Angeles Opera’s production of Macbeth under James Conlon. He also sang this role for his house debut with the Zurich Opera. For his English National Opera debut he sang the Duke of Mantua.

On the concert platform Joshua Guerrero has performed Verdi’s Requiem with the Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra under Marin Alsop and on a European tour with the Simón Bolivar Symphony Orchestra under Gustavo Dudamel and Haydn’s The Creation with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, also under Dudamel. He additionally took part in a gala concert given by the Richard Tucker Music Foundation in New York’s Carnegie Hall and was heard in a programme of operatic arias and duets with soprano Joyce El-Khoury and the NDR Radio Philharmonic that was broadcast on German television.

For Los Angeles Opera he has appeared in Jake Heggie’s Moby-Dick and in a new production of John Corigliano’s The Ghosts of Versailles. He made his European debut in 2016 as Gabriele Adorno (Simon Boccanegra) at the Opéra National de Bordeaux, followed shortly afterwards by Nemorino (L’elisir d’amore) at the Teatro de la Maestranza in Seville.
Joshua Guerrero is a graduate of the Young Artist Program at the Los Angeles Opera and won the second prize in the 2014 Plácido Domingo Operalia Competition. The recording of The Ghosts of Versailles in which he took part was the recipient of two Grammy Awards in 2017. He may also be heard in the soundtrack to the Disney-Pixar film Coco.

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