JUAN JESÚS RODRÍGUEZ, baritone

The specialised critics hail him as one of the 10 best Verdian voices of the moment.

Since his debut in 1994 in the opera Yvengny Onieguin in Madrid Juan Jesús Rodríguez has had an important international career interpreting principal baritone roles in several opera theatres world wide such as the Metropolitan of New York, San Carlo of Naples, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Euskalduna, Palau de les Artes, Maestranza, Campoamor, Opera of Peking, Tokyo, Hamburg, Marseilles among others.

Among his most representative roles are Rigoletto, Conte di Luna (Trovatore), Vermont (Traviata), Yago (Othello), Elio (Attila), Ford (Falstaff), Miller (Luisa Miller), Alfio (Cavalleria Rusticana), Tonio (Pagliacci), Enrico (Lucia di Lamermoor) and Riccardo (I Puritani), Vespri Siciliani.

Throughout his professional career he has taken part in important events of Spanish lyrical music such as the opening of the Liceu of Barcelona, as well as the opening of the Teatro Real of Madrid with the opera ‘Divinas Palabras’ by García Abril with the tenor Plácido Domingo and in the Gala in the Zarzuela de Madrid with the tenor Alfredo Kraus to celebrate his singing career of 40 years.

A great admirer and firm defender of the Spanish repertoire he has sung the principal baritone roles in Zarzuela and Spanish Opera in the Teatro Nacional de la Zarzuela such as Marina, La Tabernera del Puerto, Luisa Fernanda, La Dolores, El Soto el Parral, La Revoltosa, La Leyenda del Beso, Black el Payaso, Caserío, among others.

Throughout his career he has collaborated with recognised directors such as Zubin Mehta, Gómez Martínez, López Cobos, Lorin Maazel, Luisotti, Renzetti, Marco Armiliato as well as Scenic Directors like McVicar, Deflo, John Fox or Gian Carlo del Monaco.
He has also shared the stage with several emblematic opera singers like Alfredo Kraus, Placido Domíngo, Eva Marton, Dolora Zajick among others.

His next commitments will take him to Hamburg (Traviata), Frankfurt (Roberto Devereux), Tel Aviv (D. Carlo under the baton of Oren), Marseilles (Simon Boccanera stage directed by Leo Nucci) and to the Metropolitan of New York (Falstaff, with Levine conducting).

He combines his singing career with teaching privately and giving singing master classes throughout the country.