He made his debut with Opera Australia in 2002, and was soon playing a title role. The baritone’s European debut was at Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, in the title role of Le nozze fi Figaro. He made his La Scala debut in 2009 in Il viaggio a Reims and his American debut in 2011 as Rossini’s Figaro in Seattle. Late in 2013, José returned to the Teatro Real in Madrid as Belcore (cancelling a performance at Jamberoo to take up the three month opportunity).
Despite his fame, José must have a soft spot for the ladies of the Jamberoo CWA as he has agreed to perform in this year’s Opera in the Valley.
“He is part of the history of our event and we are thrilled he is coming back for another performance,” says the Secretary of Jamberoo CWA Cathy Dehaas. “He’s a lovely man who gone from Jamberoo to the world stage.”
Also performing on the night will soprano Lucy Bailes, mezzo soprano Barbara Jin and tenor Michael Butchard, accompanied by maestro Glenn Amer.
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Details: Saturday 5 November, 8pm, Jamberoo School of Arts. $50 tickets, including supper, from Elders Jamberoo or the Kiama Visitors Centre.