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Juan Diego Flórez in Recital Juan Diego Flórez in Recital

January 23, 2023

At the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

The high-flying tenor sensation returns to the company for the first time in over a decade.

Peruvian tenor Juan Diego Flórez is recognized as one of the most admired singers of our time, hailed for his fearless vocal agility, unparalleled lyrical elegance, dashing stage presence and glorious high notes. 

He’ll perform a program of rapturous arias by his favorite composers, partnering with his longtime collaborator, pianist Vincenzo Scalera. 

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“Juan Diego Flórez, the Peruvian tenor, had the audience exploding in joy. The audience was entirely right... The tenor was in excellent, excellent voice.” —The New Criterion 

Jay NordlingerThe New Criterion 

Watch Juan Diego Flórez thrilling performance of  "Ah! mes amis" from The Daughter of the Regiment:


Juan Diego Flórez
Vincenzo Scalera

Musical Selections

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Musical Selections

Christoph Willibald Gluck
“O del mio dolce ardor”

Giulio Caccini
“Amarilli, mia bella”

Giacomo Carissimi
“Vittoria, mio core!”

Gioachino Rossini
"La lontanza"
Péchés de vieillesse, Danse sibérienne, pièce pour piano n°12 (piano solo)
"Deh, tu m'assisti amore" from Il signor Bruschino
"La speranza più soave" from Semiramide


Gaetano Donizetti
"Linda si ritirò" from Linda di Chamounix
"Innosservato penetrava... Angelo casto e bel" from Il Duca d'Alba

Giuseppe Verdi
Romanza senza parole in Fa maggiore (piano solo)
"Questa o quella" from Rigoletto
"Je veux encore entendre" from Jérusalem

Édouard Lalo
“Vainement, ma bien aimée” from Le Roi d’Ys

Charles Gounod
“Ah, lève-toi soleil” from Roméo et Juliette

Giacomo Puccini
Foglio d’album (piano solo)
"Torna ai felici dì" from Le Villi

Encores with guitar:
Salvatore Cardillo: “Core n'grato"
Quirino Mendoza y Cortes : “Cielito lindo”
Chabuca Granda: “La flor de la canela”
Tomás Méndez: “Cucurrucucú paloma”

Encores with piano:
Giuseppe Verdi: “La donna è mobile” from Rigoletto
Giacomo Puccini: “Nessun dorma” from Turandot


The performance will last approximately two hours, including one 20-minute intermission.

Click here for the digital program.

Recital made possible by generous support from Robert and Ana Cook

LA Opera’s 2022/23 season generously underwritten by GRoW @ Annenberg

Piano graciously provided by Yamaha, Official Piano of LA Opera

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