Jose Simerilla Romero

TENOR

Praised for his “ample voice of arresting quality” (Opera News) and “power, passion and lyrical finesse” (Opera Magazine), in the 2023/24 season, rising young Argentinian-Spanish-American tenor Jose Simerilla Romero makes his English National Opera debut as Alfredo in La Traviata, joins the Neue Philharmonie München in concert, and returns to Staatsoper Hannover for his role debut as Lensky in Eugene Onegin, Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore, and Verdi’s Messa da Requiem.  Last season, he made his Komische Oper debut as Laërte in Hamlet, and joined the ensemble of Staatsoper Hannover for Rodolfo in La bohéme, Prince Gwidon in Zar Saltan, and Chevalier de la Force in Dialogues des Carmélites.

Other recent performances include both Alfredo in La traviata and Rodolfo in La bohéme with Nederlandse Reisopera, his Los Angeles Philharmonic debut as Jaquino in Fidelio under the baton of Maestro Gustavo Dudamel, Rodolfo in La bohéme with the Grand Tetons Music Festival under the baton of Donald Runnicles, the Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto in his debuts with both Florida Grand Opera and Daytona Symphony, his San Francisco Symphony debut as the Shepard in Oedipus Rex. On the concert stage, the tenor has performed Rossini’s Stabat Mater, Bach’s St John Passion, Handel’s Messiah, and Brahms’ Liebeslier Walzer.

Mr. Simerilla Romero is an Award Winner from the Chicago International Music Competition, the Camerata Bardi International Vocal Competition, the Jensen Foundation International Vocal Competition, the Opera Foundation, Metropolitan Opera National Council District Auditions, the Manhattan International Music Competition, Kyrenia Opera Vocal Competition, Vienna International Music Competition, Berliner International Music Competition, the Vero Beach Opera’s “Rising Star” International Competition, the Orpheus Vocal Competition, and the Tampa Bay Symphony Jack Heller Competition. He has participated in Houston Grand Opera’s Young Artist Vocal Academy, the LA Opera Young Artist Program, the Dutch National Opera & Ballet Studio, the Carnegie Hall Weill Music Institute, and holds degrees from both Valencia College and Stetson University.

 

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