Juan Diego Flórez, Tenor
Part of Harriman-Jewell Series
Peruvian tenor Juan Diego Flórez is recognized as one of the most admired singers of our time. Hailed for his signature virtuosity, unparalleled lyrical elegance, dashing stage presence, and boundless charm, he returns to Kansas City and the Series after nearly a decade. His much-anticipated solo recital will include opera arias, art songs, and other audience favorites. This dynamic performer of the opera stage is loved by audiences around the globe. You’ll find out why Opera News likened his voice to “the engine in a Porsche 911; when you hear it, you know you’re in the presence of something finely tuned and luxurious.”
Though he’s best known as one of the leading operatic tenors of his generation, Juan Diego Flórez also serves as an ambassador for his country and its culture. Along with starring in operas presented by the world’s most prestigious theaters, Flórez has dedicated himself to promoting the music of Peru and helping its younger citizens to thrive. In 2011, he established Sinfonía por el Perú, which he calls “my most beloved activity and project.” The non-profit group seeks to transform the lives of thousands of underprivileged Peruvian children through musical education.