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Celebrating José Cura--Singer, Conductor, Director

 

 

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We ran out of time to get everything we wanted posted but then, with a career as long and varied and successful as José Cura, it's a nearly impossible task to summarize in a single update.

Anyway, we hope you like looking back over the last few decades of a fabulous artist's career, because there is still more to come in the years ahead.

 

 


Next Performance - December 2019

December

31

Singer and Conductor

Grand Hall of Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory

Moscow

José Cura in Moscow, 31 December 2019.

 


 

 

 

5 December

 

1991

Moves to Europe (16 April)

 

 

  Jose Cura from Japanese magazine interview

 

 Jose Cura from German photo shoot

 

 José Cura from early 2000 PR shoot.

 

 Jose Cura from Classic FM shoot.

 

 José Cura from early PR shoot for magazine.

 

 José Cura backstage after Otello in Munich 2005 photo by BravoCura.

 

 José Cura backstage after Samson at Chicago Lyric 2004, photo by BravoCura.

 

José Cura editorial photo.

 

José Cura during signing, Otello in Szeged, photo by BravoCura.

 

 José Cura after winning Kammersänger in Vienna, 2010, photo by BravoCura.

 

 José Cura after Samson in Karlsruh 2010, photo by BravoCura.

 

 José Cura in Cesky Krumov, 2010.

 

 José CUra publicity shot.

 

1993

Sings first starring role: Jan in the opera Signorina Julia by Antonio Bibola at the Teatro Giuseppe Verdi in Trieste, Italy

Professional Debut

1994

Wins Operalia in Mexico City (Sept)

Award

1994

Makes American debut in Chicago as Loris Ipanoff in Fedora (Nov)

US Debut

1994

Performs Roberto in Le Villi at the Valle d'Itria Festival in Martina Franca, recorded live and available on CD (first commercial recording)

First CD

1994

Returns to Argentina for gala concert at Teatro Colón (Dec)

Event

1995

Makes English debut at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, in the title role of Stiffelio in the Verdi Festival (June)

Royal Opera Debut

1995

Debuts in Paris at the Paris Opéra Bastille in a new production of Nabucco (Ismaele)

Opéra Bastille Debut

1995

Debuts as Mario Cavaradossi in Tosca in the Puccini Festival in Torre del Lago

Role Debut

1995

Takes part in the Melbourne and Sydney show The Puccini Spectacular, which was specially devised for his Australian debut (televised)

Broadcast

1996

Debuts as Samson (signature role) in the Royal Opera House production of Camille Saint-Saëns' Samson et Dalila

Role Debut

1996

Debuts at the Wiener Staatsoper in Tosca

Staatsoper Debut

1996

Sings first Turiddu in the Ravenna Festival production of Cavalleria rusticana (televised and broadcast)

Broadcast

1996

Stars in a BBC documentary Great Composers in honor of Giacomo Puccini, accompanied  by Leontina Vaduva and Julia Migenes (Dec)

Puccini Documentary

1997

Debuts at La Scala in Milan as Enzo Grimaldo in Ponchielli's La Gioconda (Jan)

La Scala Debut

1997

Takes on the title role in Verdi's Otello (signature role) in Turin, with the Berlin Philharmonic under Claudio Abbado and with Barbara Frittoli as Desdemona.  La Nazione (Florence) ran the headline, 'José Cura: a new Otello is born!'  Also becomes the youngest tenor to have his debut in role broadcast on television. (May)

Role Debut

1997

Wins Abbiati Award (the Italian critics' prize) for the category of 'Best male singer' for his performances in two Mascagni operas - Iris in Rome and Cavalleria Rusticana in Ravenna - and in Verdi's Il Corsaro in Turin (June)

Award

1997

Releases first recital CD, Puccini Arias

First Solo CD

1998

Debuts as Radames in the Franco Zefferelli production of Aida during the inaugural season of the New Imperial Theatre (Tokyo); marks the first time an opera production was fully built in Japan

Role Debut

1998

Sings Des Grieux in Puccini's Manon Lescaut at La Scala (released on CD and DVD)

Role Debut/ CD/DVD

1998

Debuts at the Washington Opera (now National Opera) in Samson et Dalila

Theater Debut

1998

Opens the newly refurbished Teatro Massimo in Palermo in Aida

Event

1998

Records Samson et Dalila under baton of Sir Colin Davis

CD

1998

Wins Orphée d'Or from Académie du Disque Lyrique (France) for his recording of Samson et Dalila

Award

1998

Releases Anhelo, second recital CD, full of music from his homeland; first album conducted by Cura; first album to include composition by Cura

CD

1999

Stars as Radames in the first live electronic webcast of an opera--Aida from Verona (June)

Internet Broadcast

1999

Debuts at Met on opening night in Cavalleria Rusticana;  first tenor to do so since Caruso in 1902

Historic

1999

Receives Citizen of Honour by the city of Rosario and title of Professor Honoris Causa from Argentinean University C.A.E.C.E

Award

1999

Records Pagliacci (signature role) with Barbara Frittoli and Simon Keenlyside, conducted by Riccardo Chailly

CD

1999

Wins ECHO Klassik Award as singer of the year for recording of Samson et Dalila (Germany)

Award

2000

Creates Cuibar Productions to manage his career

Event

2000

Headlines in a glorious Otello at The Washington Opera (Feb/Mar)

First Otello in US

2000

Stars as Alfredo in La Traviata a Paris, filmed on location and broadcast live around the world; available on CD (complete and highlights) and DVD

Event /CD

2000

Debuts as Manrico in Il Trovatore at the Teatro Real in Madrid. (Nov)

Role Debut (staged)

2000

Is knighted 'Chevalier de l’Ordre du Cedre' by Lebanese government

Award

2001

Appointed principal guest conductor for the Sinfonia Varsovia (through 2004)

Event

2001

Debuts as Don Carlo in Zurich (Jan)

Role Debut (Staged)

2001

Appears in two highly successful Barbican (London) concerts with Daniela Dessi and the London Symphony Orchestra and releases DVD, A Passion for Verdi (Feb)

DVD

2001

Conducts first concert with Sinfonia Varsovia as principal guest conductor on 25 November

Conductor

2001

Wins Best Artist of the Year, Grup de Liceistes (Barcelona) for single performance of Samson et Dalila at Gran Teatro Liceu

Award

2002

Tapes London production of Il Trovatore in May 2002 for DVD release by BBC (Winter 2002/3)

DVD

2002

Creates own record label, Cuibar Phono Video (CPV)

Event

2002

Records first symphonic CD with Sinfonia Varsovia, Rachmaninov's 2nd (recorded in December 2001 and considered by many to be among the finest recordings ever of this work) and a recital disk, Aurora, (recorded February / March 2002) for release on the Cuibar label. 

CD

2002

Wins "Ewa Czeszejko" Sachacka Foundation Award (Poland)

Award

2003

Becomes first tenor in operatic history to conduct an opera (Cavallaria rusticana) on the same evening as he performs in an opera (as Canio in Pagliacci), in Hamburg (Feb)

Event

2003

Debuts as Calaf in Verona;  stars in three different operas (Turandot, Carmen, and La Traviata) at the arena (June-July)

Role Debut

2003

Wins Artist of the Year - Catullus Prize (Italy)

Award

2003

Interprets the role of Jean in Massenet's rarely performed opera, Hérodiade, in Vienna

Rarity

2003

Sings in the Opening Ceremony of the Rugby World Cup in Sydney

Event

2004

Conducts first multi-act opera, Verdi's Un ballo in maschera in Piacenza, Italy (Feb)

Conductor

2004

Debuts as Dick Johnson in Puccini's Fanciulla del West in Zurich

 Role Debut

2004

Releases Dvořák Centenary Tribute album in early 2004

CD

2004

Performs Carmen in Seoul's Olympic Stadium in  front of an audience of tens of thousands

Event

2004

Runs Olympic torch on island of Oinousses, then sings the Olympic anthems and "Nessun dorma" before performing a very special concert in the Oinousses Amphitheatre (15 July)

Event

2004

Sings at the FIFA Centennial World Player Gala in Zurich Opera House

Event

2004

Becomes Citizen of Honor, Veszprém, Hungary

Award

2005

Debuts at the Deutsch Oper (Berlin) as Canio in Leoncavallo's Pagliacci.

Deutsch Oper Debut

2005

Accepts position as Vice President of British Youth Opera, joining a select group of of artists and patrons taking an active role in supporting the young singers of tomorrow

Mentor

2005

Sings at opening ceremony of the World Games in Duisburg, Germany

Event

2005

Stars as Dick Johnson (signature role) in the opera La fanciulla del West at the Royal opera House Covent Garden, London

 Performance

2005

Conducts the Toscanini Orchestra in Rachmaninov's Piano Concert no 2 and Second Symphony (Italy)

Conductor

2005

Wins 'Cittá di Piacenza' prize and becomes Citizen of Honor of Piacenza (Italy)

Award

2005

Is awarded 'Citta di Bavena' Prize from the Festival Umberto Giordano (Italy)

Award

2005

Becomes Patron to the New Devon Opera

Mentor

2006

Conducts Madama Butterfly at the Wiener Staatsoper

Conductor

2006

Wins the 'Enric Granados' prize and the 'Insignia d'or dels Amics de L'Ópera de Lerida' (Spain)

Award

2006

Receives 'Giovanni Zanatello' Prize for best artist of 2005 Verona season (Italy)

Award

2007

Performs lead role in Otello at the Gran Liceu (Barcelona);  production is recorded for release on DVD

DVD

2007

Premieres La commedia e finita, an innovative combination of narrative, dance, and opera developed and directed by Maestro Cura, in Rijeka

First production

2007

Returns triumphantly to Argentina for Samson et Dalila, the 50th Anniversary of the Monument to the Flag, and a special concert in Rosario

Event

2007

Premiers Sonetos, a series of songs composed by Cura on Pablo Neruda's lyrics, at the "Mozarteum" of Rosario (Argentina)

Composer

2007

Is named Socio Fundador Honorario by Portuguese Association Against Leukemia (Portugal)

Award

2007

Accepts position as visiting professor of voice at Royal Academy of Music (London)

Mentor

2007

Receives "Award for his professional and culture work all over the world"by the Lebanese Society of Rosario

Award

2008

Is awarded the 'Fundación Teatro Colón' award as the best Argentinian opera singer of 2007

Award

2008

Debuts as Rodrigue in Massenet's opera Le Cid at the Zurich Opernhaus

Role Debut

2008

Debuts at the San Diego Opera as Canio in Pagliacci

Theater Debut

2008

Publishes first book of photography, Espontáneas, published by Cuibar / Scheidegger & Spiess.  Holds first photographic exhibition at the Tuscan Sun Festival in Cortona (Italy)

Photographer

2008

Serves as both director and set designer for Verdi's Un ballo in maschera at the Köln opera house

Multi-role

2008

Stars as title character in Puccini's rarely produced second opera, Edgar, restored to its original four act structure; performance is broadcast and recorded for release on DVD

Rarity

2009

Is selected by the 'Fundación Konex' as one of the best 100 Argentinian artists of the last 10 years in the category of Male singers (1999 - 2008).

Award

2009

Performs as both Turiddu in Cavalleria rustica and Canio in Pagliacci at the Zurich Opernhaus;  performances are recorded for release on DVD

DVD

2009

Is awarded the Career Medal by the 'Fondazione Ugo Becattini' (Emilia Romagna, Italy) as one of the most complete contemporary artists

Award

2009

Conducts the Danubia Orchestra Óbuda (Budapest) in Bach's B Minor Mass

Conductor / Symphonic

2009

Conducts La rondine at Teatro Comunale, Bologna

Conductor / Opera

2009

Holds multi-day master class, then conducts master class concert in Nancy

Mentor

2009

Donates 2000 compact disks to support the work of the NGO Padrinos Asturian, a charity group whose primary purpose is the sponsorship of underprivileged children and their full integration into society. The organization is headquartered in Oviedo with branches in Colombia and the United States

Mentor

2009

Joins the "TCK-TCK-TCK: Time for Climate Justice" campaign, an initiative of the Global Humanitarian Forum

Mentor

2010

Stars in Met production of Stiffelio, the first star-driven staging in the theater since 1993.

 Event

2010

Headlines the Budapest Opera Ball

Event

2010

Stars as Rodolpho in Puccini's La Bohčme in Zurich, role debut in fully staged performance

Role Debut

2010

Performs first concert in South Korea at the Aram Concert Hall, Goyang (Seoul)

 

2010

Designs set, directs production, and stars in Samson et Dalila in Karlsruhe

Multi-role

2010

Receives the prestigious "Österreicher Kammersänger" award by the Wiener Staatsoper on 2 December. The prize, literally meaning "Chamber singer", is an honorific title for distinguished singers which is given in Germany or Austria on the recommendation of relevant national institutions.

Award

2011

Returns to Teatro all Scala for month of Pagliacci

Broadcast

2011

Headlines first Crystal Ball in Bratislava

Event

2011

Stars in South Korea BESETO Opera's first ever production of Samson et Dalila (Seoul)

Theater Debut

2011

Heads cast in Pagliacci in the Revolving Theater at the International Music Festival in Cesky-Krumlov

Event

2011

Leads premiere of Zurich Opera's new production of Otello

Performance

2011

Performs for first time at Royal Danish Opera, starring in Cavalleria rusticana and Pagliacci

Theater Debut

2011

Returns to Teatro alla Scala after 12 years, singing Canio in Leoncavallo's Pagliacci

Performance

2012

Directs, designs sets and costumes, and conducts La Rondine in Nancy

Multi-role

2012

Releases Samson et Dalila, recorded live at Badische Staatstheatre, as DVD under Arthaus label

DVD

2012

Directs and designs staging for critically acclaimed production of Cavalleria rusticana and Pagliacci at Opera Royal de Wallonie

Multi-role

2013

Substitutes for sick tenor in Carmen just 24 hours after landing in NYC for month-long starring role in Otello at the Metropolitan Opera

Event

2013

Performs as Stiffelio for first time in appearance at the Monte Carlo Opera

Theater Debut

2013

Stages, directs, and stars in a critically acclaimed production of Otello at the Colón

Multi-role

2013

Returns for the first time to ancestral homeland in Soria for a concert

Discovery

2013

Returns in triumph to Paris for first performance in decade, performing in concert at Salle Pleyel

Event

2013

Headlines sold-out charity concert in first-time appearance in Palace of Arts, Budapest

Mentor

2014

Stars in the Swedish opera production of Andrea Chénier

Performance

2014

Thrills Berlin audience in a series of "Festival América del Sur" concerts

Legacy

2014

Brings audience to their feet during stellar concert at Théâtre antique d'Orange

Broadcast

2014

Performs in open-air production of Tosca before live audience of 15,000; performance was broadcast

Event

2014

Performs at Bolshoi for first time at Gala in honor of Elena Obratszova

Broadcast

2014

Attends premiere of Stabat Mater, composed by Cura as part of larger oratorio Ecce homo / Behold the man

Composer

2015

Stars in hugely successful cross-over concert with Mahó Andrea in Budapest

Event 

2015

Conducts first Mahler work (Mahler 2ş Symphony) in Nowy Sacz, Poland

Conducting Event 

2015

Brings acclaimed production of Cavalleria rusticana / Pagliacci to Teatro Colón, stars as Canio

Multi-role

2015

Receives “Mención de Honor Senador Domingo Faustino Sarmiento” in tribute to his career inside and outside the country by Argentine National Senate

Award

2015

Conducts free 'appreciation' concert at Buenos Aires' Centro Cultural Kirchner, featuring his co-stars from his Teatro Colón's production of Cav/Pag

Conducting Event

2015

Performs signature role in Samson et Dalila to great acclaim at the National Theater in Beijing, China

Theater debut

2015

Creates a uniquely Scandinavian La Bohčme , incorporating historic Swedish artists into a seamless rendition, leading to critical approval: "José Cura is indeed a phenomenon. This Bohčme is grossly entertaining... All in all an utterly satisfying production."

Multi-role`

2015

Began his prestigious three-year artist in residence with the Prague Orchestra FOK with a program of works the he composed as settings for poems by poet Pablo Neruda

Artist in Residence

2015

Conducted the Beethoven Academy Orchestra for an evening declared to have been ‘an important artistic event,’ focusing on Polish music in Krakow

Conducting Event

2016

Wins La Fundació del Bŕsquet Catalŕ recognition for on-going support to the youth of Barcelona

Award

2016

Conducted Otello in concert (also designed the staging and directed) in a 5,500 seat arena in Gyor.

Event

2016

Stars as Otello in Salzburg Easter Festival production, marking the first time appearing at this international known spectacle

Festival Debut

2016

Does triple duty at the Dubrovnik Festival: opened the event as conductor in a wide-ranging symphonic concert, followed that as tenor in a gala concert, and finished the week as a photographer with an exhibition of his work: Espontáneas.

Triple Threat

 

2016

Creates new Turandot for Opéra Royal de Wallonie (Ličge), designing the staging, directing, and starring in a critically acclaimed production

Multi-role success

2017

Presents world premiere of his oratorio Ecce Homo in Prague

Composer/performer

2017

Stars in his first Wagner, Tannhäuser, at Opéra de Monte-Carlo in the original Paris version in French, earning glowing reviews:  "passionate and generous,”  “sensational,”  “shines as much with the liquidity of the timbre of his voice as he does by his technical ability,”  “conquered yet another role brilliantly,” “undeniably moving."  

First Wagner

2017

Receives the Onegin Award based on his career-spanning creative collaborative relationship with Russia, becoming the first non-Russian artist to receive the honor

Award

2017

Stitches together a personal vision of Peter Grimes, designing the set and directing as well as starring in a production that created a transformative vision of the stranger among us

First English-language role

2017

Following a highly successful run as Andrea Chénier at Teatro Colón, receives the title of ‘Honorary Professor’ from the National University of Rosario

Award

2018

Brings his Canio to Muscat, Oman, in an Opera Rome production in an effort to introduce opera to the country

Theater debut

2018

Creates a stylized Nabucco for Prague Opera using color and costumes as reference points and a unique stage framing that directed attention to the action point of each scene

Director

 

2018

A Cura production of Cav/Pag is offered in San Francisco, the first time one of the artist’s works has been presented in the US.

Production first

2018

Produces and conducts La fanciulla del west in Tallinn

Multi-role

2018

Appears in a semi-staged production of Samson et Dalila in St Petersburg as the city celebrated Olga Borodina's 30 years of artistic excellence; broadcast live to an international audience

Event

2019

Becomes first ever Principle Guest Artist for the Hungarian Radio Arts Group

Guest Artist

2019 Wins the László Bíró Award in Budapest for furthering the relationship between Argentina and Hungary Award
     

 

 

 

 

 

A journey of a Lifetime begins . . .. .
José Cura was born on 5 December 1962
in
Rosario, Argentina
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 

 

At some point, you break free and start to flap your wings....

   

José Cura 1991 right before leaving for Europe.In 1991, José Cura sold his apartment in Argentina, and together with his wife, Silvia, and his baby son, José Ben, he flew to Italy in pursuit of a dream.

"I moved from Argentina to Europe in 1991. I worked for two or three years in restaurants—my wife worked with me, washing dishes—and we did many things that a lot of people wouldn’t even think about doing. We had a very hard life. We lived in a garage for one year because we couldn’t pay the rent, and we heated the garage with a small fire, with me gathering wood in the middle of the night!

In 1990, one year before going to Europe, I was singing in commercial centers in Argentina, with my hat on the floor for coins! So don’t tell me about pure luck, because that is garbage! It is all about hard work! And then, be sure that through your hard work and preparation, the moment when you have that short shower on your head in the middle of the desert, you [are carrying] the biggest glass possible to gather as much water as you can."   Classical Singer, 2007

 

 

 

The learning process is never easy and sometimes growth is painful, but as long as you keep family and friends close, you can succeed....

José Cura in Henze's Pollicino 1992. 

Henze's Pollicino 1992

José Cura as Le Remendado in Bizet's Carmen 1992.

Le Remendado in Bizet's Carmen 1992

 

José Cura as Principe Mediano 1993.

Principe Mediano

(Gattabianca) 1993 Verona

Jose Cura in Diudetta July 1994 Trieste. 

Giudetta July 1994 Trieste

 

 

José Cura in the Markropolis Case 1994.

 Markropolis Case 1993 Turin

José Cura in Un Sogno di un Valzer 1993 Trieste.

Un Sogno Di Un Valzer 1993 Trieste

 

Jose Cura in La Signorina Julie 1993 Trieste.

La signorina Julie 1993 Trieste

 

José Cura as Loris in the 1994 Chicago Lyric production of Fedora.

Fedora 1994 Chicago

José Cura in the 1994 Martina Franca production of Le Villi.

Le villi, 1994 Martina Franca

 

José Cura in the Turin production of La rondine 1994.

 

La Rondine 1994 Turin

 

José Cura in Forza, 1994, Turin.

La forza del destino 1994 Turin

José Cura in the Paris production of Nabucco 1994.

Nabucco 1994 Paris

José Cura as Mario Cavaradossi in the 1995 Torre del Lago production of Tosca.

Tosca 1995 Torre del Lago

José Cura as Stiffelio in the 1995 ROH production.

Stiffelio 1995 ROH

José Cura in the 1995 Palermo production of Francesca di Rimini.

Francesca di Rimini Palermo 1995

 

José Cura as Don José in the 1996 San Francisco Opera production of Carmen.

Carmen 1996 San Francisco

José Cura in the 1996 Los Angeles Opera production of Norma.

Norma 1996 Los Angeles

José Cura as Turridu in the 1996 Ravena production of Cavalleria rustica.

Cavalleria rustica 1996 Ravena

 

José Cura stars in the 1996 Turin production of Il corsaro.

Il corsaro 1996 Turin

José Cura as Samson in the 1996 ROH production.

Samson 1996 ROH

José Cura in the 1996 Rome Opera production of Iris.

Iris Rome 1996

 

José Cura in La Gioconda, La Scala, 1997.

La Gioconda 1997 La Scala

José Cura stars as Otello in the 1997 Turin production.

Otello 1997 Turin

 

José Cura sings Canio in the 1997 Amsterdam concert verion of Pagliacci.

Pagliacci, 1997 Amsterdam (Concert)

 

José Cura as Radames in the 1998 Japan production of Aida.

Aida 1998 Tokyo

José Cura as Des Grieux in the 1998 La Scala production of Manon Lescaut.

Manon Lescaut 1998 La Scala

José Cura as Andrea Chénier in the 1998 Zurich production.

Andrea Chénier 1998 Zurich

 

José Cura in the 1999 concert production of Il Tabarro in Amsterdam.

Il tabarro 1999 Amsterdam (Concert)

 

José Cura as Manrico in the 2000 Teatro Real production of Il trovatore.

Il trovatore 2000 Madrid

José Cura as Alfredo in the 2000 broadcast of La Traviata from Paris.

La Traviata 2000 Paris -World-wide broadcast

 

José Cura as Don Carlo in the 2001 Zurich production.

Don Carlo 2001 Zurich

José Cura as Jean in the 2003 Vienna Staatsoper production of Hérodiade.

Hérodiade 2003 Vienna

 

            José Cura as Calaf in the 2003 production of Turandot in Verona.

Turandot 2003 Verona

 

José Cura as Dick Johnson in the 2004 production of La fanciulla del west in Zurich.

La fanciulla del west, 2004 Zurich

José Cura following his conducting of Butterfly in Vienna.

Madam Butterfly 2004 Warsaw - Conductor

 

Un ballo in Maschera 2004 Piacenza - Conductor

 

José Cura as Pagliacci in the Rijeka production of La Commedia e finita in 2007.

La commedia e finita 2007 Rijeka -- Director / Tenor

 

José Cura in the 2008 production of Edgar in Turin.

Edgar 2008 Turin

José Cura as director in the 2008 production of Un Ballo in Cologne.

Un ballo in maschera 2008 Cologne - Director

 

José Cura in Le cid, 2008, Zurich.

Le cid 2008 Zurich

José Cura and Barbara Frittoli in the 2010 production of La boheme, Zurich.

La bohčme 2010 Zurich

José Cura stars (and directs) the 2017 production of Peter Grimes in Bonn.

Peter Grimes 2017 Bonn

 

José Cura stars as Tannhauser in 2018, Monte Carlo.

Tannháuser 2017 Monte Carlo

 


Director

Samson / Karlsruhe / 2010

 

José Cura as stage designer and director in the 2010 Karlsruhe production of Samson et Dalila.                         José Cura as stage designer and director in the 2010 Karlsruhe production of Samson et Dalila.

 

José Cura as stage designer and director in the 2010 Karlsruhe production of Samson et Dalila.           José Cura as stage designer and director in the 2010 Karlsruhe production of Samson et Dalila.

José Cura as stage designer and director in the 2010 Karlsruhe production of Samson et Dalila.

José Cura as stage designer and director in the 2010 Karlsruhe production of Samson et Dalila.

José Cura as stage designer and director in the 2010 Karlsruhe production of Samson et Dalila.

 


 

La Rondine / Nancy / 2012

José Cura, director and conductor, in his production of La rodine, Nancy.  

 


 

Pag and Cav / Liege / 2012

Buenos Aires / 2015

San Francisco / 2018

       

 

José Cura as Canio in his 2012 production of Pagliacci, Liege.

 


 

Otello / Buenos Aires / 2013

José Cura, director and tenor, in the BA production of Otello, 2013.      José Cura, director and tenor, in the BA production of Otello, 2013.

José Cura, director and tenor, in the BA production of Otello, 2013.

José Cura, director and tenor, in the BA production of Otello, 2013.

 


 

Scandinavian Bohčme / Stockholm / 2015

 

 


 

Turandot / Liege / 2016

 

José Cura, director and tenor, in Liege for the 2016 production of Turandot.

 

José Cura, director and tenor, in Liege for the 2016 production of Turandot.

 

José Cura, director and tenor, in Liege for the 2016 production of Turandot.


 

Peter Grimes / Bonn and Monte Carlo / 2017 & 2018

 

José Cura, director and tenor, in the 2017 production of Peter Grimes in Bonn.

 

José Cura, director and tenor, in the 2017 production of Peter Grimes in Bonn.

 


 

La fanciulla del West / Tallinn / 2018

 

 

 

José Cura, director and conductor, 2018 production of Fanciulla in Tallinn.   José Cura, director and conductor, 2018 production of Fanciulla in Tallinn.   José Cura, director and conductor, 2018 production of Fanciulla in Tallinn.   José Cura, director and conductor, 2018 production of Fanciulla in Tallinn.

Rehearsal photos by Liina Viru, Estonian National Opera

 


 

 

Nabucco / Prague / 2018

 

José Cura, director, Nabucco, Prague, 2018.

 

José Cura, director, Nabucco, Prague, 2018.

 

José Cura, director, Nabucco, Prague, 2018.

 


 

Conductor

 

José Cura, conductor, 2017 St Petersburg.

 

José Cura, conductor, 2016, Prague, photo by BravoCura.

 

José Cura, conductor and composer, Magnificat, 2016 Ceske Budejovice.

 

José Cura, conductor, concert in Buenos Aires 2015.

 

José Cura, conductor, in rehearsal 2015 BA.

 

 

José Cura, conductor at Teatro Massimo Bellini.

 

José Cura, conductor, Gyor 2015.

 

José Cura, conductor, rehearsal for Mahler, 2015.

 

José Cura, conductor, Zagrabe, 2009.

 

José Cura, conductor, Prague, 2016.

 

José Cura, conductor and composer, Ecce Homo, Prague 2017.

 

José Cura, conductor, Prague, 2018.

 

José Cura, conductor and composer, Prague, 2017.

José Cura, conductor, Vilnius, 2014.

 

José Cura, conductor, 2019 Ljubljana.

 

José Cura, conductor, Muscat, Beethoven, 2019.

 

José Cura, conductor, Prague, 2018.

 

José Cura, conductor, Prague, 2018.

 

 

 

 


Entertainer

 

José Cura, entertainer, Oloumuc, 2012.

 

José Cura, entertainer, Moscow, 2014.

 

José Cura, entertainer, Vilnius, 2014.

 

 

 

José Cura, entertainer, Budapest, 2015, Crossover.

 

José Cura, entertainer, Gyor, 2015.

 

 

José Cura, entertainer, St Petersburg, 2017.

 

José Cura, entertainer, Dresden 2018.

 

José Cura, entertainer, Veszprem, 2018.

 

José Cura, entertainer, Zagreb, 2018.

 

José Cura, entertainer, Zagreb, 2018.

 

José Cura, entertainer, Budapest, 2019.

 

José Cura, entertainer, Budapest, 2019.

 

José Cura, entertainer, Budapest, 2019.

 

José Cura, entertainer, Prague, 2019.

 

José Cura, entertainer, Prague, 2019.

 

José Cura, entertainer, Prague, 2019.

 

José Cura, entertainer, Budapest Guest Artist, 2019.

 

José Cura, entertainer, St Petersburg, 2017.

 

José Cura, entertainer, Moscow 2014.

 

José Cura, entertainer, Ceske Budejovici, 2016.

 

 

 


 

Posts

 

   José Cura (official)

May 28  

Dear all, here's the announcement and links of my first year of concerts with the Hungarian Radio Art Groups as their Principal Guest Artist:

 

November 13, 2019 Verdi – Requiem at Müpa – Palace of Arts, Bartók Béla National Concert Hall, Budapest, Hungary (This is the first concert of the Romantic Portraits Concert Series)

https://www.jegymester.hu/…/81…/Romantikus-portrek-I-2019/20

 

January 29, 2020 José Cura: Montezuma and the Ginger Friar – World Premiere at the Liszt Music Academy, Budapest, Hungary (This is the second concert of the Dohnányi Concert Series)

https://www.jegymester.hu/…/8180…/Dohnanyi-berlet-II-2019/20

 

April 21, 2020 Leoncavallo: Pagliacci – concert version at Müpa – Palace of Arts, Bartók Béla National Concert Hall, Budapest, Hungary (This is the third concert of the Romantic Portraits Concert Series)

https://www.jegymester.hu/…/…/Romantikus-portrek-III-2019/20

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


 

2019 Performance Calendar

 

Month

Dates

Work

Theater

City

January

19

Conductor:  Rodrigo & Beethoven 4th

Auritori Municipal Enric Granados

Lleida

 February

4

Singer / Conductor

Union Hall

Ljubljana

February

24

Singer:  Argentinean songs

Music Academy Grand Hall

Budapest

March

8, 9

Conductor:  Piazzola, Cura, Rachmaninov

La Filature / Grande Salle

Mulhouse

March

14

Concert: Singer

Tchaikovsky Conservatory Big Hall

Moscow

March

26, 28

Concert: Singer

Smetana Hall

Prague

April

27

Conductor: Rozycky’s Anhelli – Puccini’s Suor Angelica in concert

European Music Center Krzysztof Penderecki

Luslawice

May

2, 3

Jury Member, Concorso Internazionale di Canto Lirico Vittorio Terranova

Sala Puccini Conservatory G. Verdi

Milan

June

7, 9

  Turandot

Margaret Island

Budapest

June

15 - 22

BBC Cardiff Singer of the world / Member of Jury

St David's Hall

Cardiff

June

20

BBC Cardiff Singer Master Class

Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama

Cardiff

June

30

  Tosca

Cologne Opera House

Cologne

July

2, 5, 11, 14

  Tosca

Cologne Opera House

Cologne

July

12, 13

Nabucco / José Cura Production

Courtyard Castle Thurn and Taxis

Regensburg

July

26

   Otello

Teatro Antico Plovdiv

Plovdiv

August

2, 11, 18

Tosca

Gran Teatro AllÁperto Giacomo Puccini

Torre del Lago

September

11, 12, 14

Carmen

Royal Opera House

Muscat

September

13

Conductor / Beethoven's 9th Symphony

Royal Opera House

Muscat

October

20

Concert:  Singer

OAC Music Hall

Shanghai

November

4

Conductor: Beethoven's Egmont & Cura's Modus

St Stephen Basilica

Budapest

November

13

Conductor:  Verdi’s Requiem

Müpa (Palace of Arts Budapest)

Budapest

November

22

Singer:  Opera Arias

Christmas Theater

Athens

December

31

Singer and Conductor

Grand Hall of Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory

Moscow

 

 

 

Resources

 

José Cura Facebook PR.

 

José Cura Web Site.

 

 

 

 

Find Cura on Wikipedia!

José Cura on Wikipedia.  

Want to know more about José Cura?  Check out his Wikipedia page (click on the photo and find out such neat things as.....

  • Full name:  José Luis Victor Cura Gómez
  • First starring role:  Bibalo's Signorina Julia, Teatro Lirico Giuseppe Verdi, Trieste, Italy, 1993
     
  • First performance in US:  Giordano's Fedora, Chicago Lyric, USA, 1994

 

 

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