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Dear subscriber,

We regret to inform you that Stephen Costello has had to withdraw from Tuesday’s recital due to indisposition. However we are thrilled that another international star tenor Javier Camarena has been able to step in at short notice for what will be his UK debut.

Javier Camarena


Javier Camarena Tenor

Enrico Cacciari Pianist

» Tuesday 23 September, 7.30pm
» Wigmore Hall
» TICKETS £15, £20, £25, £30

Camarena is one of the best tenors in the world at the present time, worthy of being placed in the same bracket as the Florez’s, Calleja’s and Kaufmann’s of the international opera scene. In rare and esteemed company, Camarena is only the third singer in seventy years to have performed an aria encore at the Met, the others being Juan Diego Flórez and Luciano Pavarotti.

‘Javier Camarena, [DiDonato’s] almost-charming Prince, sang high (very high) and low, loud and soft, fast and slow with extraordinary accuracy and ease. No wonder he is our tenor-sensation du jour.’
Financial Times

Having replaced Flórez to star opposite Joyce DiDonato in La Cenerentola, the aria in question ‘Si, ritrovarla io giuro’ was greeted with a prolonged ovation following Camarena’s flawless vocal acrobatics, and superb range – the aria contains several top Cs and even an interpolated high D! You can watch a clip of Camarena performing this incredible aria in rehearsals at the Met below:

Camarena sings Si ritrovarla io giuro

‘Mr. Camarena dispatched the aria’s impetuous runs — capped by thrilling top notes, including an effortless high D — finally finishing with a glorious high C that he seemed almost reluctant to cut off. As he raced off the stage, the house erupted with applause and bravos.’
The New York Times

Born in Veracruz (Mexico), Camarena studied voice at the Guanajuato University. In 2004 he won the first prize at the Carlo Morelli Singing Competition in Mexico, followed by the Juan Oncinas award at the prestigious Francisco Viñas Competition in Barcelona in 2005. With an impressive operatic armoury that also boasts Rossini roles Tonio (La fille du régiment) and Count Almaviva (Il Barbiere di Siviglia) with their fiendishly difficult arias ‘Ah! Mes amis’ and ‘Cessa di piu resistere’, Camarena promises to provide an explosive opening to our new season.

Book now: Call the Wigmore Hall Box Office on 020 7935 2141 or book online at www.wigmore-hall.org.uk

We do hope you can join us.

With best wishes from everyone at Rosenblatt Recitals.

Last chance to redeem our exclusive e-newsletter subscriber ticket offer!

As a Rosenblatt Recitals e-newsletter subscriber, you can still save 25% on tickets to each of the first four recitals of the 2014/15 season, featuring Javier Camarena, Carmen Giannattasio, Jorge de Leon, Belen Elvira and Aida Garifullina, by booking them in one go in the next three days. In order to redeem this offer, just quote ‘e-newsletter subscriber’ when booking, either in person at the Wigmore Hall Box Office or over the phone on 020 7935 2141.

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