Mexican tenor Javier Camarena is the pre-eminent Mozart and bel canto specialist of his generation. Praised for his burnished tone, gleaming high notes, flawless coloratura, and veracious portrayals, he regularly appears in leading roles alongside today’s foremost stars at the world’s top opera houses.
Camarena’s discography includes three solo titles for Sony: Recitales (2014), a live recording of arias by Rossini, Scarlatti, and Donizetti with songs by Mexico’s Agustín Lara, María Grever, and others; Serenata (2015), a collection of songs by Lara and his compatriots; and a children song album titled Javier Camarena Canta a Cri Cri (2016). Contrabandista (2018) is a homage to Spanish tenor, composer and impresario Manuel García released by Decca Mentored by Bartoli (2018).
He appears on numerous operatic DVD/ Blu-ray releases, captured live at Europe’s leading opera houses. Filmed at the Zurich Opera are Mozart’s Così fan tutte (Euro-Arts, 2010), Verdi’s Falstaff (C Major, Unitel Classica, 2012), Rossini’s Le Comte Ory (Decca, 2014) and Otello (Decca, 2014). Captured at the Salzburg Festival are Mozart’s Die Ent-führung aus dem Serail (ArtHaus Musik, 2014) and Verdi’s Falstaff, with Zubin Mehta leading the Vienna Philharmonic (EuroArts, 2014); from the Teatro Real de Madrid comes Bellini’s I puritani (Belair Classiques, 2017) and from the Opéra Bastille comes Bellini’s La sonnambula, starring Natalie Dessay (France Télévisions, 2010). The tenor may also be heard on live concert recordings of Gounod’s La Colombe, with Mark Elder conducting the Hallé (Opera Rara, 2015) and of Schubert and Mozart masses under Claudio Abbado’s leadership at the Salzburg Festival (Accentus, 2013).