‚He dominated the scene and impressed with his profound, resonant depths and effortless heights in the big aria, which was rightly honoured with “bravos”.’
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the press enthusiastically wrote about Jorge Lagunes’ NABUCO at the Schwerin Castle Festival. Befoere, he already enjoyed great success here as TONIO in I Pagliacci. Other international successes include GERARD in Andrea Chenier, GIORGIO in I Puritani, POSA in Don Carlo, ENRICO in Lucia di Lammermoor und ESCAMILLO in Carmen at the Washington National Opera, at the Royal Opera House in London, the Teatro Real Madrid, the Grand Théâtre de Genève, the New York City Opera, in Palma de Mallorca, Bilbao, Tel Aviv, at the Teatro de Bellas Artes in Mexico (Eugen Onegin, Marcello), in Santiago de Chile as MARCELLO in La Boheme, at the German Opera Berlin and the Opéra de Montréal as ENRICO in Lucia di Lammermoor, at the Cologne Opera House as AMONASRO, at the Budapest State Opera as RIGOLETTO a.m.o.
At the beginning of the season 10/11 he impressed as AMONASRO in Aida in Helsinki :
'But in my opinion it is the Mexican baritone Jorge Lagunes, as beautifully belcanto singing Amonasro who deserves the crown under the singers. Unlike his Italian collegues, he doesn’t commit himself to vocal swank. '
Since the he returned to the Finish National Opera as AMONASRO, TONIO and POSA
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In 2011 he made his debut as DON GIOVANNI at the Eutin Festival.
‚Jorge Lagunes portrays the libertine, not only with his tremendous voice, but also by his fascinating play, which perfectly matches the other roles. ‘
Jorge Lagunes personified GERMONT in Franco Zeffirelli’s new production La Traviata with performances in Busseto, Ravenna and Modena, a role in which he was equally successful at the Los Angeles Opera. As VIDAL he achieved particular success in the revival of Luisa Fernanda under the musical direction of Maestro Placido Domingo at the Teatro de la Cuidad in Mexico.
In autumn 2008 he was the first Mexican singer ever to perform in a Zarzuela at the Teatro Real in Madrid. In 2006 the Mexican-born singer was awarded the Placido Domingo Prize.
The many distinguished singers and conductors with whom Jorge Lagunes performs include Anna Netrebko, Denyce Graves, Jonas Kaufmann, Ben Heppner, Francisco Araiza, Rolando Villazon, Ramón Vargas, Paata Burchuladze, Alain Lombard, Daniel Oren, Renato Palumbo and Placido Domingo.
Jorge Lagunes has chosen the Mannheim National Theatre as his parent house.
Since 2012 the baritone sings here such roles as POSA, JAGO, SIMONE BOCCANEGRA, SCARPIA, SHARPLESS, TONIO, ALFIO BARNABA in La Gioconda, JACK RANCE in Fanciulla del West, ESCAMILLO just to name a few.
He was RENATO at the Basle Theatre and recently, he made his debut as the CONTE DI LUNA in’ Il Trovatore’ at the sides of Ramón Vargas at the Teatro de Bellas Artes in Mexico. In autumn 2016 he will perform MACBETH at the Teatro Colon Buenos Aires.