Today in Studio G at the Mohn Broadcast Center, I'm working on an underwriting spot for the upcoming LA Phil Opening Night Concert and Gala event on Thursday, Oct 7 at Walt Disney Concert Hall featuring Gustavo Dudamel conducting and Juan Diego Florez, tenor. http://www.laphil.com What talent!!! It was a pleasure to listen to such artistry and accomplish my task at the same time.
Juan Diego Florez is considered the belcanto tenor of choice in major opera houses around the world. His expressive, effortless and virtuoso singing, makes him ideal for the operas of Rossini, Donizetti and Bellini. His performances in opera as well as in concert, at the world most important stages, have won him great acclaim.
Born in Lima, Peru, he studied at the National Conservatory of Music in Lima and at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. In 1996 he made his offical debut at the Rossini Opera Festival, in Pesaro (Italy), substituting for the main role who fell ill. He was considered an overnight sensation, drawing attention from theaters like La Scala, where he made his debut the same year, at only 23.
Juan Diego Florez has enjoyed great success at theaters such as the Metropolitan Opera in New York, Royal Opera House (Covent Garden) in London, Vienna State Opera, Paris Opera, Madrid's Teatro Real, Bercelona's Gran Teatro Liceo, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, Zurich Opera, Deutsche Oper in Berlin, Salzburg Festival, etc.
Since 2001 he has been an excusive artist for Decca, having recorded numerous solo cd's and complete operas in CD and DVD. His recordings have been awarded with many important prizes by opera critics.
His engagements, until 2015, will take him to the most prestigious opera houses and concert halls around the world.
(Audio clip is LA Phil - Opening Night & Gala underwriting spot with SCPR voice talent, Hettie Lynne Hurtes and excerpt of Juan Carlos Diego performing Granada.)