Internationally acclaimed Baritone José Rubio has quickly established himself as an important young artist, performing at major and regional venues across the country. Equally comfortable in the concert hall as on the operatic stage, Mr. Rubio recently made his Carnegie Hall Recital Debut which was met with great acclaim. The Opera Insider proclaimed that the "...recital was nothing short of stellar." describing the performance as "...an hour of intensely passionate singing and playing. It could have gone on forever without complaint."
The 2011 & 2012 seasons have included José Rubio’s return to Portland Opera for the West Coast Premiere of Galileo Galilei, by Philip Glass. He also made his New York City operatic debut in a world premiere production with Encompass Opera. Mr. Rubio's performance was praised in creating the male lead, Luiz, for the new American opera, Angel of the Amazon. In North Carolina, he was engaged to perform the title role in Gianni Schicchi as a guest artist at Elon University. José began the 2011 season as Figaro in Le Nozze di Figaro with the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, where he recently received an Artist Diploma in Opera.
In 2010 he completed a 2-year engagement as a Studio Artist with the
Portland Opera. During his time there, Mr. Rubio performed and covered
over twelve roles for the mainstage, and performed two recitals as part
of the Portland Opera's recital series. His mainstage perfomances with
Portland Opera include; Schaunard in La Bohème, Sam in Trouble in Tahiti, Mercurio in La Calisto, Fiorello in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Marullo in Rigoletto, Barone Douphol in La Traviata, and Tancredi in Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda. He also covered Figaro in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Guglielmo in Così Fan Tutte, Germont in La Traviata, and the title role in Rigoletto. His other leading credits include; Marcello in La Bohème, Dr. Rappaccini in La Hija de Rappaccini, Papageno in The Magic Flute, and Masetto in Don Giovanni.
Upcoming engagements will include his role and company debut singing Bob and Ben in the double bill of The Old Maid and the Theif, and The Telephone with Brava! Opera Theater, Le Mari in the US premiere of the Benjamin Britten adaptation of Poulenc's Les Mamelles de Tiresias with Vespertine Opera Theater, and his return to Cincinnati Opera reprising multiple roles in Philip Glass's Galileo Galilei.