Argentine-Australian baritone José Carbó is one of the most exciting operatic artists of his generation; he has performed in the leading houses of the world including Teatro alla Scala, Teatro Real Madrid, Los Angeles Opera, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Seattle Opera and Opera Australia.
His triumphant Verdi debut in 2013 as Renato in Un ballo in Maschera for Opera Australia led to further important Verdi role debuts including the title role in Rigoletto, Rodrigo in Don Carlo and his now-signature role of Germont in La traviata.
In 2018/2019, José toured Australia with superstar Sumi Jo, sang Germont and Sharpless (Madama Butterfly) for Opera Australia and made his role début as Baron Scarpia (Tosca) for Opera Queensland. In 2017, he sang Germont and Alfio/Tonio in Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci for Opera Australia – receiving Helpmann Award and Green Room Award nominations for his work. Other recent appearances include Riolobo in Florencia en el Amazonas for Los Angeles Opera and Germont and Enrico (Lucia di Lammermoor) for Victorian Opera. In 2015, José joined the roster of principal artists at the Metropolitan Opera.
José’s debut album My Latin Heart (released by ABC Classics) was nominated for the ARIA Classical Record of the year and debuted at No. 1 on the Limelight Magazine Classical Music charts.