Javier Camarena has become a sensation in the world of opera, being only the third opera singer in the past seventy years at the Metropolitan Opera House to offer a bis.
He would repeat that same feat months later in Madrid’s Royal Theater by encoreirng the aria Ah! Mes aims quell jour de fête” from Donizetti’s “La Fille du Régiment”. The Mexican tenor is the first classical singer to encore in two consecutive performances in the history of the both opera houses.
Since his debut in Zurich, Switzerland in 2007, Javier Camarena has been admired for the beauty of his interpretations in a repertoire of great virtuosity and difficulty, performing alongside the most important figures in the world of opera and under the batons of renowned conductors such as Claudio Abbado and Zubin Mehta, to name just two on them.
Originally from Xapala, Veracruz, Camarena began his studies at the Faculty of Music at the University of Veracruz, where he graduated with honors with a Bachelor’s degree in music from the University of Guanajuato.
Winner of the Carlo Morelli National Singing Competition in 2004, he made his debut in a starring role as a Tonio in Donizetti’s “La Fille di Régiment” at the Palacio de Bellas Artes. In 2005, he won first place in the Juan Oncinas Singin Competition in Barcelona. Later in 2006, he joined the international Opernstudio in Zurich, under the guidance on Maestro Francisco Araiza.