Internationally acclaimed baritone José Rubio has garnered attention performing at major and regional venues across the country. He was hailed as a “Major Operatic Find” by Opera News and His Carnegie Hall Recital Debut was proclaimed by The Opera Insider as “Nothing short of stellar.” Mr. Rubio’s recent operatic engagements have included the title role in Don Giovanni, Figaro in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Escamillo in Carmen, Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor, Marcello and Schaunard in La Bohème, Guglielmo in Così fan Tutte, Tarquinius in The Rape of Lucretia, Tonio in I Pagliacci, and Dr. Falke in Die Fledermaus. His leading credits include principal roles for Cincinnati Opera, Portland Opera, Nashville Opera, Alamo City Opera, Asheville Lyric Opera, Tacoma Opera, Vashon Opera and Bellevue City Opera amongst others. Internationally he was seen on tour in China with the ISING! International Festival in 2018, 2017 and 2014.
On the concert stage he performed with the Albany Symphony in the orchestral debut of Evan Mack’s American opera, Roscoe, with the Evansville Philharmonic, Bellingham Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Northwest, Orchestra Seattle and Chamber Singers amongst others. Other orchestral works have included Orff’s Carmina Burana, the Brahms Requiem, Fauré Requiem, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Dvořák Te DeumVaughan, Vaughan Williams’ Sea Symphony, Dona Nobis Pacem, and Five Mystical Songs. He received his Artist Diploma and Master’s degree from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and holds a Bachelor’s from the University of Washington.
Upcoming performances this season include role debuts as Bernardo in West Side Story with the Evansville Philharmonic, Hannah Before in As One with Alamo City Opera, Lancelot in Camelot with the Indianapolis Opera, Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire with the Vashon Opera, and a world premiere performance as Walter Harper in The Princess Sophia with the Orpheus Project in Juneau, Alaska.