Tenor Juan Diego Flórez is recognized as one of the most admired singers of his time, hailed for his fearless vocal agility, unparalleled lyrical elegance, dashing stage presence and glorious high notes.
Born in Lima, Peru, Flórez 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, 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 engagements for the 2021-22 season included recitals throughout Europe, appearances as Almaviva in Rossini’s The Barber of Seville, Nemorino in Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore, the title role of Massenet’s Werther at the Vienna State Opera and Roméo in Gounoud’s Roméo et Juliette at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino,