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Javier Camarena

Tenor

Biography

Javier Camarena in action.
Javier Camarena as Count Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia, The Royal Opera © 2016 ROH. Photograph by Mark Douet

Mexican tenor Javier Camarena made his Royal Opera debut in the 2016/17 Season as Count Almaviva (Il barbiere di Siviglia).

Camarena joined the ensemble of Zürich Opera House in 2007 and has since sung roles including Lindoro (L’italiana in Algeri), Count Almaviva, Belfiore (La finta giardiniera), Ferrando (Così fan tutte), Fileno (Haydn’s La fedeltà premiata) and Nadir (Les Pêcheurs de perles) for the company. Engagements elsewhere include his highly acclaimed performances as Ramiro (La Cenerentola) and Ernesto (Don Pasquale) for Metropolitan Opera, New York, Tonio for Teatro Real, Madrid, Lord Arturo Talbo (I puritani) for Metropolitan Opera, Zürich Opera House and Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico, and further engagements for Vienna State Opera, Paris Opéra, Bavarian State Opera, Dresden Semperoper, Teatro Real, Liceu, Barcelona, Salzburg Festival and San Francisco Opera.

Camarena’s recordings include the solo albums Recitales and Serenata and Gounod’s La Colombe with Mark Elder. He was nominated for Best Male Singer in the 2016 International Opera Awards.

News and features

Your Reaction: What did you think of Rossini’s <em>The Barber of Seville</em>?

Your Reaction: What did you think of Rossini’s The Barber of Seville?

14 September 2016

Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier’s production of Il barbiere di Siviglia has been a firm favourite at the Royal Opera House since its 2005 premiere.

Photos

Madeleine Pierard, José Fardilha, Ferruccio Furlanetto, member of the Royal Opera House Chorus, Vito Priante, Javier Camarena and Daniela Mack in Il barbiere di Siviglia, The Royal Opera

Ferruccio Furlanetto as Don Basilio, José Fardilha as Don Bartolo, Madeleine Pierard as Berta, Javier Camarena as Count Almaviva, Vito Priante as Figaro and Daniela Mack as Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia, The Royal Opera

Javier Camarena as Count Almaviva and Gyula Nagy as Fiorello in Il barbiere di Siviglia, The Royal Opera

Ferruccio Furlanetto, José Fardilha, Daniela Mack, Madeleine Pierard, Javier Camarena, Vito Priante and the Royal Opera House Chorus in Il barbiere di Siviglia, The Royal Opera

Vito Priante as Figaro and Javier Camarena as Count Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia, The Royal Opera

Javier Camarena. Photograph by Jonathan Mirò

Javier Camarena as Count Almaviva, Gyula Nagy as Fiorello and members of the Royal Opera House Chorus in Il barbiere di Siviglia, The Royal Opera

Javier Camarena as Count Almaviva and Daniela Mack as Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia, The Royal Opera

José Fardilha as Don Bartolo, Ferruccio Furlanetto as Don Basilio, Vito Priante as Figaro, Daniela Mack as Rosina and Javier Camarena as Count Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia, The Royal Opera

Javier Camarena as Count Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia, The Royal Opera

Ferruccio Furlanetto, José Fardilha, Vito Priante, Javier Camarena, Madeleine Pierard and Daniela Mack in Il barbiere di Siviglia, The Royal Opera

Vito Priante as Figaro, José Fardilha as Don Bartolo, Javier Camarena as Count Almaviva and Daniela Mack as Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia, The Royal Opera

Vito Priante as Figaro and Javier Camarena as Count Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia, The Royal Opera

Ferruccio Furlanetto, José Fardilha, Vito Priante, Javier Camarena, Madeleine Pierard, Daniela Mack and members of the Royal Opera House Chorus in Il barbiere di Siviglia, The Royal Opera

Ferruccio Furlanetto as Don Basilio, José Fardilha as Don Bartolo, Javier Camarena as Count Almaviva, Madeleine Pierard as Berta and Daniela Mack as Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia, The Royal Opera

Javier Camarena as Count Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia, The Royal Opera

Daniela Mack as Rosina and Javier Camarena as Count Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia, The Royal Opera

Javier Camarena as Count Almaviva and Gyula Nagy as Fiorello in Il barbiere di Siviglia, The Royal Opera

Javier Camarena as Count Almaviva, Daniela Mack as Rosina and Vito Priante as Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia, The Royal Opera

Daniela Mack as Rosina and Javier Camarena as Count Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia, The Royal Opera