– After his acclaimed Don Carlo in Valencia alongside Plácido Domingo, the Italian tenor will once again sing the role of Don José in Carmen, this time in London.

February 2017
The Italian tenor Andrea Carè, who has recently appeared at the Teatro Real in Madrid –in Madama Butterfly (Puccini) and Carmen (Bizet)– and at the Palau de Les Arts in Valencia –in Don Carlo (Verdi) alongside Plácido Domingo–, announces his return to the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London (February 16, 27 and March  8, 12, 16). He will be taking the role of Don José in Carmen, a role which he performed at this same theatre in 2015. “In spite of the brutality and intolerance of what Don José does, I still believe that in reality he is a pure man who finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time,” explains he singer. “He is a passionate man, as many of us are, but he does not have the luck or intelligence to realise that Carmen represents a danger to his own life, his heart and his mental stability. I believe that, however mistakenly and violently he behaves, there is a Don José in every one of us, contantly struggling not to fall into the abyss of insanity”.

Before this engagement as Don José, Carè made his debut at the Royal Opera in London in 2013 as Ismaele in Nabucco (Verdi), at which time he also appeared alongside Plácido Domingo. This opera was recorded on DVD (Sony). Upcoming engagements will take him to the United States and Italy to sing the role of Mario Cavaradossi, the male lead of Tosca (Puccini).