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. In 2021, he sang Germont (La traviata) for Opera Australia and The Count (The Marriage of Figaro) for Opera Queensland.
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 2018, José toured Australia with superstar Sumi Jo and sang Germont for Opera Australia; he returned to OA in 2019 as Sharpless (Madama Butterfly). In 2017, he sang Germont opposite Ermonela Jaho and Alfio/Tonio (Cavalleria rusticana/Pagliacci) for Opera Australia – receiving Helpmann Award and Green Room Award nominations for his work. Other recent appearances include Riolobo (Florencia en el Amazonas) for Los Angeles Opera, Germont and Enrico (Lucia di Lammermoor) for Victorian Opera and Zurga (The Pearlfishers) for Opera Australia.
In 2015, José joined the roster of principal artists at The Metropolitan Opera, New York.