José Carbó

José Carbó


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.

Past Performances

Saturday 28 November

Performance Opera Queensland Under the Stars

Ten principal artists, a mighty 60-strong Opera Queensland Chorus, the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and a choir of young singers from Yeronga State High School are gathering to celebrate 40 years…

15 - 31 July 2021

Performance The Marriage of Figaro

It’s Figaro and Susanna’s wedding day but their boss, the Count, has other ideas, he too wants Susanna. And so begins one of the greatest love stories ever told. This…

20 November 2021

Performance VERDI

Opera Queensland’s VERDI brings the power and majesty of Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi’s works to the Concert Hall stage for two performances this November. Songs from La traviata, Macbeth, Il…

29 March - 2 April 2022

Performance The Sopranos

Celebrating bold and rebellious women Season 2022 opens with The Sopranos, a new commission by writer Sarah Holland-Batt, celebrating the bold and rebellious roles women have played throughout the history…

14 - 23 July 2022

Performance La Traviata

Love, intensity, heartache Violetta is the ultimate party girl, a courtesan who can charm her way into the life of anyone she chooses. Then she meets Alfredo and the rules…

Thursday 9 – Saturday 11 March 2023

Performance Macbeth in Concert

False face must hide what false heart doth know Fuelled by treachery, superstition and a lust for power that knows no bounds, Shakespeare’s Macbeth is a tale for our times….

Tuesday 16 – Monday 22 May 2023

Regional Festival of Outback Opera

“Only the countless stars in the night skies could provide a sufficiently high rating to this stellar event and its long-lasting impact on the lives it touches.” Limelight Magazine Presented…

Performance Singing in the Night

Be immersed in beautiful music making at the iconic Outback Queensland location of Two Tree Hill on Camden Park Station in Longreach. Under the vast horizons of this historic 18,000-acre…

Performance Dark Sky Serenade

Dazzling night skies, crystal clear air and glorious music ignite your senses in this once in a lifetime concert. Dark Sky Serenade returns to the spectacular Jump-Up at the Australian…

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