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JOSUÉ CERÓN, baritone   



Young Mexican baritone with a solid career based on his dedication, his refined singing line, his vocal flexibility and a distinguished bel canto style. He has sung on stages in three different continents. He made his debut at the emblematic Carlo Felice Theater in Genoa and has participated in various international programs such as the Portland Opera Performing Institute, the International Vocal Arts Institute in Tel-Aviv, the Artescenica in Saltillo and the "Oberlin in Italy" in Arezzo, Italy, collaborating with figures such as Joan Dornemann, Tito Capobianco, Justino Díaz and Shirley Verrett. Graduated from the Academy of Vocal Arts in the city of Philadelphia (USA) and from the National Conservatory of Music under the tutelage of Carlos Serrano and Liliana Gómez, respectively, as well as from SIVAM. Winner of the Carlo Morelli National Singing Contest, he has been a finalist and semifinalist in the Giulio Gari, Competizione dell'opera, Neue Stimmen contests and the first international singing contest organized by the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, before judges such as Kiri Te Kanawa, Sherill Milnes and Sumi Jo.

She made her debut at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in 2004 as Sulpice, in Donizetti's La Hija del Regimento. He made his European debut in November 2011 at the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa, Italy, playing Enrico in Donizetti's opera Il Campanello under the regal regalia of legendary baritone Rolando Panerai. Highlights of his recent performances include the premiere performances in Mexico and America of Rossini's Il Viaggio a Reims at the Palacio de Bellas Artes, a new production of Il Barbiere di Siviglia at the Teatro del Bicentenario in León, as well as the Requiem by the Armenian composer Tigran Mansurian at the Festival of the Historic Center of Mexico City (2015).  His repertoire is nourished by the main roles for baritone in works such as La bohemia, The magic flute, Elixir of love, The barber of Seville, The wedding of Figaro, Don Pasquale, Così fan tutte, La Cenerentola, among others. In 2016 he performed as a soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra to celebrate 150 years of the National Conservatory of Music with Orff's Carmina Burana; with the Choir and Orchestra of the Theater of Fine Arts with A German Requiem by Brahms conducted by Srba Dinić and Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with OFUNAM under the baton of Niksa Bareza on the occasion of the 80th Anniversary of the university orchestral group. This season he will perform in the leading role of L'Orfeo by Monteverdi (in orchestration by Bruno Maderna) within the Historic Center Festival at the Palace of Fine Arts.

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