The superstar tenor returns to the company for the first time in over a decade, joined by pianist Vincenzo Scalera
(Los Angeles) December 15, 2022 — On January 23, 2023, LA Opera will present a recital showcasing Peruvian tenor Juan Diego Flórez.
One of the most celebrated singers of our time, Flórez is hailed for his fearless vocal agility, unparalleled lyrical elegance, dashing stage presence and glorious high notes. Partnering with his longtime collaborator, pianist Vincenzo Scalera, he will perform selections including Italian songs and arias by Rossini, Donizetti, Verdi and Puccini, and French arias by Gounod and Lalo.
The performance will take place at 7:30pm on Monday, January 23, 2023, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, located at 135 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012.
Juan Diego Flórez made his LA Opera debut in 2009 as Count Almaviva in The Barber of Seville. A native of Lima, Peru, he studied there and at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. He made his opera debut in 1996 in the leading role of Corradino in Matilde di Shabran at the Rossini Festival in Pesaro. He now regularly performs at Milan’s La Scala, New York’s Metropolitan Opera, London’s Royal Opera House Covent Garden, and in musical capitals such as Paris, Florence, Bologna, Genoa, Turin, Rome, San Francisco, Chicago, Washington, Munich, Barcelona, Madrid and the Salzburg Festival. He has had an exclusive contract with Sony since 2001 and many of his recordings have won multiple awards. In 2011 he founded the Sinfonía por el Perú, a social integration project, with the goal of promoting the artistic and personal development through music of children and young people at risk in his home country.
Pianist Vincenzo Scalera was born into an Italian-American family in New Jersey, was educated at the Manhattan School of Music then continued his studies in Italy and was appointed a coach and pianist at Teatro alla Scala in Milan, where he worked with conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Riccardo Chailly, Gianandrea Gavazzeni and Carlos Kleiber. He has accompanied renowned singers such as Carlo Bergonzi, Andrea Bocelli, Montserrat Caballé, José Carreras, Leyla Gencer, Vittorio Grigolo, Sumi Jo, Raina Kabaivanska, Katia Ricciarelli, Renata Scotto, Cesare Siepi and Lucia Valentini Terrani and has performed in all the world’s prominent musical centers. His discography includes a recently released recital with Anita Rachvelishvili for Sony Classical. He is on the staff of the Academy for the Performing Arts at La Scala.
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Tickets begin at $17 and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased online at LAOpera.org, by phone at 213.972.8001, or in person at the LA Opera box office at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (135 N. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90012). For disability access, call 213.972.0777 or email LAOpera@LAOpera.org.
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Recital made possible by generous support from
Robert and Ana Cook
LA Opera’s 2022/23 season is generously underwritten by
GRoW @ Annenberg
Piano graciously provided by
Yamaha, Official Piano of LA Opera
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