Javier Camarena was born in Veracruz (Mexico) and studied voice at the Guanajuato University. In 2004, he won the first prize at the Carlo Morelli Singing Competition in Mexico and the Juan Oncinas award at the Francisco Viñas Competition in Barcelona in 2005. He is currently coached by Francisco Araiza.
He made his debut in 2004 in Mexico at the Palacio de Bellas Artes singing Tonio in La Fille du Régiment. In Mexico, he subsequently performed Belmonte (Die Entführung aus dem Serail), Nemorino (L’Elisir d’amore), Ernesto (Don Pasquale) and Dorvil (La Scala di Seta).
Since April 2007, Javier Camarena has been engaged as a soloist at the Zurich Opera, where he sang Lindoro in the new production of L’Italiana in Algeri, Almaviva in Barbiere di Siviglia by Paisiello and Rossini, Belfiore in Finta Giardiniera, Stimme eines Seemanns in Tristan und Isolde as well as Fileno in Fedeltà premiata by Haydn. In the current season, he will be singing Ferrando in Così fan tutte.
He was also invited to sing Almaviva/Barbiere di Siviglia at the Vienna State Opera and at the Paris Opera, Lindoro in Cologne, Dusseldorf and Dresden as well as Ramiro (La Cenerentola) at the Brussels Opera.
Further plans include Mosè in Egitto at the Zurich Opera, Italiana in Algeri at the Teatro Real Madrid, Sonnambula and La Donna del Lago at the Paris Opera, Barbiere di Siviglia and Elisir d’amore at the Vienna State Opera, Armida and Barbiere di Siviglia at the Metropolitan Opera and Ferrando with the Cleveland Orchestra and Franz Welser-Möst.
His concert engagements included Rossini’s Stabat Mater with the Orquestra Sinfonica de Guatemala, Mozart’s Requiem with the Orquestra Sinfonica de Michoacan, various opera galas at the Palacio de Bellas Artes and concerts with the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra.
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