Joshua Guerrero © Gabriel Guzman

Joshua Guerrero


Notable appearances for the Grammy-award winning tenor Joshua Guerrero include Alfredo in La traviata at Washington National Opera, his house debut at Houston Grand Opera as Arcadio in Daniel Catán’s Florencia en el Amazonas and Rodolfo in La bohème at the Canadian Opera Company. He made his Glyndebourne Festival debut as Pinkerton in a new production of Madama Butterfly and returned to the Santa Fe Opera in the same role. He was seen as the Duke in Rigoletto for his debuts with the Canadian Opera Company and Michigan Opera Theatre, as well as his first performances of Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor at Florida Grand Opera. Mr. Guerrero returned to the Los Angeles Opera in his role debut as Macduff in Macbeth. He debuted in the same role in Barrie Kosky’s production at the Zurich Opera and made his London debut at the English National Opera as the Duke in Jonathan Miller’s Rigoletto.

In concert, he toured Europe with Gustavo Dudamel and the Simón Bolivar Orchestra singing Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 and sang Haydn’s Creation with Dudamel and the LA Philharmonic. He made his Baltimore Symphony Orchestra debut with Marin Alsop in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 and was a featured soloist at the Richard Tucker Music Foundation Gala at Carnegie Hall. He was heard in a concert of opera arias and duets with soprano Joyce El-Khoury and the NDR Radiophilharmonie.

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. Mr. Guerrero appeared at a special gala honoring Plácido Domingo at the Salzburg Festival.

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.

As a member of the Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program at Los Angeles 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.

Mr. 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. He is a Grammy award winner for Los Angeles Opera’s recording of Corigliano’s Ghosts of Versailles (Best Opera Recording).

Updated on 12 january 2021

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