José Carbó returns to Jamberoo for Opera in the Valley

José Carbó.

José Carbó.

Jamberoo Country Women’s Association will present their annual ‘Opera in the Valley’ on November 5 in the Jamberoo School of Arts.

José Carbó will return to perform.

Carbó sang in the inaugural Jamberoo opera in 1997 and was the main attraction at the Jamberoo event for many years.

The Australian baritone was born in Argentina of Spanish and Italian descent, and moved with his family to Australia at an early age.

He regularly tours throughout the world, and has studied under the tutelage of Thais Taras, Arax Mansourian and Margaret Baker Genovesi in Rome.

His debut with Opera Australia was in 2002 where he was engaged for the title role in Il Barbiere di Sivigha

He was the winner of the prestigious Australian Singing Competition Opera Award in 2005.

In 2017, he will sing Germont (La traviata), Alfio (Cavalleria Rusticana) and Tonio (Pagliacci) for Opera Australia.

The Jamberoo opera event is again under the direction of Glenn Amer, a well-known artist and popular musician who has co-ordinated the opera for many years.

Joining Carbó and Amer are three young singers of today and opera stars of tomorrow.

Soprano Lucy Bailes is a graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London.

Mezzo Soprano Barbara Jin studied at the Xinghai Conservatory of Music in China.

Tenor Michael Butchard studied opera at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

Tickets are $50 which includes wine and cheese at interval and a traditional CWA supper after the performance where you can mingle with the artists.

Tickets are on-sale now and available at Elders Real Estate, Jamberoo on 4236 0891 and the Kiama Visitors’ Centre on 4232 3322.