A special one-night-only passionate opera concert with tenor Joshua Guerrero and soprano Andrea Carroll. Joshua made his Company debut during One Amazing Night in 2019, and returned as Rodolfo in 2020’s drive-in performance of La bohème. Of his concert with the Company The San Diego Union-Tribune lauded “Guerrero, an impressive tenor [with] a rich, robust voice with a smooth passagio and easy access to his top notes.” Soprano Andrea Carroll made her debut as Musetta in 2020’s drive-in La bohème. Of her appearance San Diego Story said she “soared with a crystalline purity in the upper range that is not typically encountered.” Joshua and Andrea also joined together for a filmed version of Daniel Catan’s La hija de Rappaccini (Rappaccini’s Daughter) that the San Diego Opera is preparing to premiere. Expect a sneak peek of this opera, as well as opera favorites, passionate duets, plenty of surprises with all of the warmth and humor these singers exude from the stage.
RUN TIME – approximately 2 hours, including one intermission
Soprano Andrea Carroll made her Company debut as Musetta in the Company’s drive-in performances of La boheme in 2020. She performed Micaëla in Carmen for her debut with Lyric Opera of Kansas City, made her role and house debut as Cunegonde in a new production of Candide at Opéra National de Lyon, made her Canadian Opera Company debut as Susanna in The Marriage of Figaro, appeared at Palm Beach Opera as Nannetta in Falstaff, debuted at The Metropolitan Opera as Zerlina in Don Giovanni, and made her house and role debut at Teatro Colón as Anne Trulove in The Rake’s Progress. Other recent appearances include her debut at the Bard Music Festival performing the role of Columbine in Ethel Smyth’s Fête Galante and as the soprano soloist in Fauré’s Requiem. On the operatic stage, she made her Teatro alla Scala debut as Zerlina, Houston Grand Opera as Pamina in The Magic Flute and to the Wiener Staatsoper as Adina in The Elixir of Love. Andrea appeared in concert for her debut with the Wiener Symphoniker, the Wiener Konzerthaus in the world premiere of Johannes Maria Staud’s Jittering Directions and as the soprano soloist in Brahms’ Requiem for her debut with The Cleveland Orchestra, and Garsington Opera as Adèle in Le comte Ory. Other appearances include appearances at Den Norske Opera in Oslo as Adina in The Elixir of Love, The Dallas Opera as Pamina, the Tokyo Philharmonic as Micaëla, Wiener Staatsoper for performances of Gretel in Hänsel und Gretel, Pamina, Gilda in Rigoletto, Norina in Don Pasquale, and Zerlina. Notable operatic highlights have included her house debut at Washington National Opera as Rosalba in Daniel Catan’s Florencia en el Amazonas, Leïla in The Pearl Fishers with Houston Grand Opera, her house and role debut as Mélisande in a new production of Pelléas et Mélisande at Garsington Opera, creating the role of Mary Bailey in Jake Heggie’s It’s a Wonderful Life with Houston Grand Opera, and creating the role of Kitty in Johannes Maria Staud’s Die Weiden at the Wiener Staatsoper. She was a member of the ensemble at the Wiener Staatsoper from 2015-2020, where her roles included Zerlina, Susanna, Nannetta, Gilda, Musetta, Norina, Adina, Pamina, Gretel, Woglinde in Das Rheingold/Götterdämmerung, and Stimme des Waldvogels in Siegfried, among others.
Mexican-American tenor Joshua Guerrero made his Company debut in One Amazing Night in 2019, and returned as Rodolfo in 2020’s drive-in performance of La bohème. Recent appearances include debuts at Wiener Staatsoper (Macbeth), Bayerische Staatsoper (Manon Lescaut), Opéra national de Paris (La bohème), and returns to Royal Opera House Covent Garden (Madama Butterfly), Lyric Opera of Chicago (Don Carlos), Oper Frankfurt (Manon Lescaut), and The Santa Fe Opera (Tosca). Recent appearances include a debut at the Lyric Opera of Chicago in a new production of Macbeth directed by Sir David McVicar and conducted by music director Enrique Mazzola followed by debuts with Teatro Real (La bohème), Dutch National Opera (Tosca), Salzburger Festspiele (Il tabarro), additional recent engagements include his debuts at Royal Opera House Covent Garden (La bohème), and Orquestra Gulbenkian (Night at the Opera). Joshua debuted at Oper Frankfurt in a new production of Manon Lescaut conducted by Lorenzo Viotti and directed by Àlex Ollé, and returned to Florida Grand Opera (Madama Butterfly). He has performed with Washington National Opera (La traviata), Houston Grand Opera (Florencia en el Amazonas), and Canadian Opera Company (La bohème). Additionally, he was the tenor soloist in the Bel Canto Trio’s 70th anniversary tour. He made his Glyndebourne Festival debut in a new production of Madama Butterfly and returned to The Santa Fe Opera in the same opera. He was seen in Rigoletto for his debuts with the Canadian Opera Company and Michigan Opera Theatre, as well as his first performances of Lucia di Lammermoor at Florida Grand Opera. Mr. Guerrero returned to the LA Opera in his role debut as Macduff in Macbeth with James Conlon conducting which was released on Sony DVD. He debuted in the same role in the Kosky’s production at Opernhaus Zürich with Gianandrea Noseda conducting and made his UK debut at the English National Opera in Jonathan Miller’s famous production of Rigoletto. In concert, he toured Europe with Gustavo Dudamel and the Simón Bolivar Orchestra singing Beethoven Symphony No. 9 and sang Haydn Creation with Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. He made his Baltimore Symphony Orchestra debut with Marin Alsop in Beethoven Symphony No. 9, was a featured soloist at the Richard Tucker Music Foundation Gala at Carnegie Hall, and was heard in a concert of opera arias and duets with soprano Joyce El-Khoury and the NDR Radiophilharmonie, which was broadcast on television throughout Germany. At LA Opera, Mr. Guerrero sang in Heggie’s Moby Dick and in a new production of Corigliano’s Ghosts of Versailles. He made his European operatic debut in Simon Boccanegra at Opéra National de Bordeaux and L’elisir d’amore at Teatro de la Maestranza in Seville. He debuted at The Santa Fe Opera in Roméo et Juliette. In concert, Mr. Guerrero has been seen with Gustavo Dudamel in Beethoven Symphony No. 9 with the Los Angeles Philharmonic as well as Verdi 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. He is a graduate of the Young Artist Program and recipient of the Eva and Marc Stern Artist Award at LA Opera, second prize-winner in the Operalia Competition, a Richard Tucker Foundation Career Grant recipient, and a GRAMMY Award winner for LA Opera’s recording of Ghosts of Versailles (Best Opera Recording). Film and television credits include the Academy Award™ winning animated feature film Coco by Disney/Pixar.