Javier Agulló


“Javier Agulló was tremendous during the entire show, giving us a Don José eminently lyrical, but with extremely convincing dramaticism in the climactic final scene. With an impeccable technique that permitted him to survive and thrive in the demanding finale, his beautiful voice and sensitive interpretation gave us many emotional moments, especially the “Flower Song,” sung with true “bel canto” line.”
— Diario de Cadiz

“The Valencian tenor Javier Agulló shone brilliantly in the title role. With his superior instrument and marvelous technique – which allow him to be counted, without a single doubt, among the most promising Spanish tenors of today, he gave a secure interpretation of the seductive, gallant, at times arrogant and dramatic poet that is Hoffmann. He understood instinctively how to portray the poetry of love which, wrapped in passion, becomes obsession. Poet of words, or words of the poet? Does it matter?” — El LibrePrensador

“Javier Agulló as Cassio, wrongly accused of being in love with Desdemona, was the one consistently wonderful singer. He is a real Verdian lyric tenor, with a sweet and endlessly expressive voice, and gave pleasure every time he appeared onstage.”
— The Nation


Tenor Javier Agulló, originally from Elche, Spain, made his professional debut in 2000 as Javier in Luisa Fernanda and as Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi in the Puccini Festival celebrated in the Palau de la Música de Valencia. Thereafter, he appeared as Don Luis in El barberillo de Lavapiés, conducted by José Fabra, at the Wiener Kammeroper, as Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor with Els amics de l’opera de Sabadell, as Cassio in Verdi’s Otello in a production of Los veranos de la Villa de Madrid, as Ferrando in Così fan tutte conducted by Pascual Osa and in Puccini’s rarely-performed Le Villi, as Roberto, in Calvia.

A number of important international debuts followed: as Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly with the European Chamber Orchestra (cond. Emmanuel Siffert) in the Ondaatje Theater of the RGS, with whom he then traveled to London to repeat the performances in Cannizarro Park; then in the Palau de les Arts of Valencia as the Erster Gefangener in Fidelio, conducted by Zubin Mehta, with whom he later sang Altoum in Turandot. He traveled to Italy for the title role of Manuel García’s rarely-performaed El poeta calculista, with the 40th Festivale delle Nazioni in Castello, and returned to the Palau de les Arts for Le dernier jour d’un condamne, alongside Roberto Alagna. With Lorin Maazel at the podium, he sang Araldo and the Conde de Lerma in Don Carlo, and as the Messagero in Aida. The Bangkok Opera has become a favorite theater of Mr. Agulló’s, having appeared there as Cassio in Otello, Nicias in Thaïs and Cavaradossi in Tosca. He traveled to the Teatro Colón de Buenos Aires for Rodolfo in La Bohème, then returned to Sabadell for Cavaradossi and his first performances of Hoffmann in Les contes d’Hoffmann. In Lima, Peru he appeared as Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, and he turned to comedy with Alfred in Die Fledermaus at the Auditorio Nacional de Madrid.

With the Orchestra and Chorus of the Opera of Donetsk, he has performed a number of leading roles, including Alfredo in La traviata, Pollione in Norma, Rodolfo, and Ismaele in Nabucco, as well as the Duke in Rigoletto and Don José in Carmen. His extensive oratorio repertoire includes Mozart’s Requiem and Coronation Mass, Bach’s Magnificat, the Misa Criolla by Ariel Ramirez, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and Choral Fantasy (the latter of which he has sung with Lorin Maazel at the Palau de Les Arts), Haydn’s Creation, Bizet’s Te Deum, Vaughan Williams’s Hodie, and Los Ángeles, by Ruperto Chapí. Most recently, Javier Agulló has appeared as Rodolfo in La Bohème at the Teatro Cervantes de Málaga and as Don José in Carmen at the Teatro Romea de Murcia, conducted by Nayden Todorov.

May 2015
Carmen (Don José)
Opera Camerata Washington Orchestra and Chorus
Conducted by Gregory Buchalter
Ambassador of Spain's Residence (Washington DC)

August 2, 2015
Turandot (Altoum)
Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Conducted by Zubin Mehta
Teatro del Silenzio of Lajatico

October 29, 31, November 3, 6, 2015
Katiuska (Príncipe Sergio)
Orquesta y coro de la Comunidad Valenciana
Conducted by Cristóbal Soler
Palau de Les Arts of Valencia


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