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Javier Gonzalez

Javier Gonzalez

A native of Southern California, tenor Javier Gonzalez holds a Master's degree in vocal performance and choral conducting from the University of New Mexico.  He has been described as a “bold arresting tenor with a shining lyricism.” On the operatic stage he has performed the roles of Javier in Luisa Fernanda, Tamino in The Magic Flute, Canio in I Pagliacci, Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, Don Jose in Carmen, Roberto in Le Villi, Edgar in Puccini's Edgar, Laerte in Opera Southwest's revival production of Amleto and the role of Jesus in the acclaimed operatic tableaux, Oh My Son by Spanish composer Marcos Galvany.  He has appeared on such stages as Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, Dvorak Hall and performed with such artists as Placido Domingo, John Rutter and Branford Marsalis.  Mr. Gonzalez currently serves on the voice faculty of La Sierra University in Riverside, California and is the founder and chair of Live For 1, Inc., a non-profit organization devoted to using the performing arts to engage local communities for the sake, care and aid of refugees in the middle-east. For more information visit javiergonzaleztenor.com and livefor1.com.