Proclaimed a “gifted young tenor” by the New York Times, Joshua Guerrero returned to the Los Angeles Opera in his role debut as Macduff in Macbeth with Plácido Domingo as Macbeth and James Conlon conducting which will be released commercially on Sony DVD. He debuts in the same role at the Zurich Opera with Gianandrea Noseda conducting and makes his London debut at the English National Opera as the Duke of Mantova in Jonathan Miller’s famous production of Rigoletto. In concert, he will tour Europe with Gustavo Dudamel and the Simón Bolivar Orchestra singing Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 and sing Haydn’s Creation with Dudamel and the LA Philharmonic. He will make 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.
Last season, Mr. Guerrero sang Greenhorn in Jake Heggie’s Moby Dick at LA Opera. 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 on short notice with “heroic, beautiful sound” (Washington Post). In concert, Mr. Guerrero was seen with Gustavo Dudamel in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with both the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Simón Bolivar Orchestras. In the summer of 2015, Mr. Guerrero appeared at a special gala honoring Plácido Domingo at the Salzburg Festival.
Mr. Guerrero made his role debut as Count Almaviva in LA Opera’s new production of John Corigliano’s Ghosts of Versailles under James Conlon which was just released on commercial recording. He also returned to the Aspen Music Festival for his role debut as Roméo in Roméo et Juliette with George Manahan conducting. He traveled to Caracas to sing Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with Gustavo Dudamel and the Simon Bolivar Orchestra, as well as performed Verdi’s 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.
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.
A graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles, he has performed Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni and the title role in Orpheus in the Underworld for Opera UCLA, as well as in the Britten Art Song Prelude at the Colburn School. 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.