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Jose Simerilla Romero


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.  He will also join the Neue Philharmonie München in concert and return 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.


Career Highlights

Jose is an Award Winner from the 41st International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition; 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.

Last updated: 9th August 2023

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