Mexican baritone Germán Olvera is a member of the Centre de Perfeccionament Plácido Domingo at the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía in Valencia, Spain. In June, he appeared there as Ping in Turandot, recorded for future release on Decca. His many appearances at that theater include L’Italiana in Algeri, Vivaldi’s L’Incoronazione di Dario, Manon Lescaut and La Traviata. He has performed at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City as Escamillo in Carmen and as Ping in Turandot. He has also appeared in Mexico as Marcello in La Bohème, Count Almaviva in The Marriage of Figaro, Dulcamara in L’Elisir d’Amore.