From: Las Vegas, Nevada. LA Opera: Normanno in Lucia di Lammermoor (2014, debut); leading roles include Count Almaviva in The Ghosts of Versailles (2015), Greenhorn in Moby-Dick (2015), Macduff in Macbeth (2016). He is an alumnus of the Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program (2012-15).
Mexican-American, Grammy Award-winning tenor Joshua Guerrero began the 2019/20 season with a debut at Oper Frankfurt as Des Grieux in a new production of Manon Lescaut conducted by Lorenzo Viotti as well as a return to Florida Grand Opera for Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly. (A planned debut with Komische Oper Berlin as Rodolfo in the Barrie Kosky production of La Bohème was canceled because of the pandemic.)
In the autumn of 2020, he performed Rodolfo in San Diego Opera's special "drive-in" production of La Bohème. Future engagements include debuts with Deutsche Oper Berlin, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Dutch National Opera, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Teatro Dell'Opera Di Roma, and returns to Oper Frankfurt and Santa Fe Opera.
In the 2018/19 season, he made debuts with Washington National Opera as Alfredo in a new production of La Traviata and Houston Grand Opera as Arcadio in Catán’s Florencia en el Amazonas and returned to the Canadian Opera Company as Rodolfo in La Bohème. Additionally he was the tenor soloist in the Bel Canto Trio’s 70th anniversary tour, featuring rising young opera stars in the program originally toured by Mario Lanza, George London and Frances Yeend.
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 LA Opera in his role debut as Macduff in Macbeth with James Conlon conducting, which was released on Sony DVD. He debuted in the same role in Barrie Kosky’s production at Opernhaus Zürich with Gianandrea Noseda conducting and made his London debut at English National Opera as the Duke in Jonathan Miller's famous production of Rigoletto. In concert, he toured Europe with Gustavo Dudamel and the Simón Bolivar Orchestra singing Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 and sang Haydn's The Creation with Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. He made his Baltimore Symphony Orchestra debut with Marin Alsop in Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, was a featured soloist at the Richard Tucker Music Foundation Gala at Carnegie Hall, and was heard in a concert of opera arias and duets with soprano Joyce El-Khoury and the NDR Radiophilharmonie, which was broadcast on television throughout Germany.
At LA Opera, Mr. Guerrero sang Greenhorn in Heggie’s Moby Dick and Count Almaviva in a new production of Corigliano’s The Ghosts of Versailles. He made his European operatic debut as Gabriele Adorno in Simon Boccanegra at Opéra National de Bordeaux and was 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. In concert, Mr. Guerrero has been seen with Gustavo Dudamel in Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 with both the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Simón Bolivar Orchestras, as well as the Verdi Requiem with the Santa Fe Symphony. He made his role debut as Rodolfo in La Bohème with Gustavo Dudamel and the Simón Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela in Caracas, appeared at a special gala honoring Plácido Domingo at the Salzburg Festival, 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 is a graduate of LA Opera's Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program, second prize-winner in the Operalia Competition, a Richard Tucker Foundation Career Grant recipient, and a Grammy Award winner for LA Opera’s recording of Corigliano’s The Ghosts of Versailles (Best Opera Recording). Film and television credits include the Academy Award-winning animated feature film Coco by Disney/Pixar.