Juan Diego Flórez
With a career that includes performances on the world’s leading stages, Juan Diego Flórez has established himself as one of opera’s greatest talents with his expressive singing and virtuosity. His generosity, charisma and passion inspire his many philanthropic endeavors, in addition to his acclaimed operatic appearances and recordings.
He has appeared at all the world’s leading opera houses, concert halls and music festivals, including the Metropolitan, New York; Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Vienna Staatsoper, Salzburg Festival, Paris Opéra, Radio France, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Ópera de Lyon, La Scala, Milan; Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Florence; Munich Staatsoper, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Dresden Staatsoper, Zurich Opernhaus and many more.
Juan Diego Flórez has recorded numerous solo albums, as well as complete operas on CD and DVD. He has been recognized as one of the best tenors in history by the BBC, and has received numerous accolades and awards including the Echo Klassik Preis, the Diapason d’Or, the Choc du Monde de la Musique and Gramophone Award, among others. In 2012, he received the Austrian’s government title of Kammersänger.
Juan Diego Flórez has always maintained a close relationship with his native country, which has awarded him its very highest distinction: the Order of the Sun, Grand Cross. In 2011, he founded Sinfonía por el Perú, an inclusive social project inspired in the Venezuelan “El Sistema”, that aims to enhance the personal and artistic development of the most vulnerable children and youth in the country through music. In recognition of his work, he was appointed UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador in 2012 and received the Crystal Award by the World Economic Forum in 2014.