Camarena, Javier

 

Camarena in 2000

Javier Camarena (born March 26, 1976) is a Mexican operatic tenor.

Camarena was born in Xalapa, Veracruz.[1] His father was a nuclear plant technician.[2]

He made his debut at the Metropolitan Opera in October 2011 in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, singing the role of Court Almaviva.[3] On April 25, 2014, Camarena became only the third singer in the history of the Metropolitan Opera to perform an encore onstage,[4][5] and on March 12, 2016 became the second singer to perform multiple encores.[6]

References

  1. ^ The Show-Stopping Singing Of Javier Camarena NPR. March 30, 2016
  2. ^ Woolfe, Zachery. "The Met as Mosh Pit for a Fill-In Star". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved 24 January 2015. 
  3. ^ Woolfe, Zachary. "A New Met Diva, With a Four-Legged Co-Star". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved 24 January 2015. 
  4. ^ Wise, Brian. "Javier Camarena Gives Rare Encore at Metropolitan Opera". WQXR. New York Public Radio. Retrieved 24 January 2015. 
  5. ^ Cooper, Michael. "Rare Encore at the Met as Mexican Tenor Stirs Crowd". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved 24 January 2015. 
  6. ^ Blum, Ronald. "Javier Camarena Given Another Encore at Metropolitan Opera". ABC News. ABC. Retrieved 12 March 2016.