From: Lima, Peru. LA Opera: Count Almaviva in The Barber of Seville (2009, debut). Upcoming: 2023 recital.

Juan Diego Flórez was born in Lima, Peru, and studied there and at the Curtis Institute 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, Los Angeles, 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 Juan Diego Flórez 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. 

His engagement for the 2021/22 season include recitals throughout Europe, appearances as Almaviva in The Barber of Seville, Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore and the title role of Werther at the Vienna State Opera, and performances as Roméo in Roméo et Juliette at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, 

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