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José Adán Pérez


He began his musical studies at the “Francisco Martínez Cabrera” School of Music at the age of 9, where he learned to play Violin, Piano and Guitar, forming part of the group of musicians of the Folkloric Ballet “Cuicacalco” at the age of 13, traveling as part of this group for 4 consecutive summers to the city of Santa Monica, California, sister city of Mazatlan.

At age 19, along with his engineering studies at Tecnológico de Monterrey, he began his participation in the “Angela Peralta” Choir conducted by Mtro. Antonio González, from whom he receives his first vocal classes, becoming part of the group of soloists of this group.

Upon graduation from Ingeniero, profession in which he will develop in the next 6 years, he eventually emigrated in 2001 to the city of Toluca, Mexico, where along with his work in the Automotive Industry at General Motors, he begins to take classes of singing weekly in Mexico City with Mtro. Manuel Peña, who refines the taste for music and vocal technique.

It is not until 2003, thanks to an invitation from Mtro. Enrique Patrón de Rueda, who auditions for the opera improvement program “SIVAM” founded by Mrs. Pepita Serrano, within which he will be professionally educated in the next 2 years, resigning in 2005 to his engineering work.

It is in the year 2005 that he begins to realize his international operatic studies, for 3 consecutive summers in Israel, within the program “IVAI” of the masters of the Met of New York directed by Joan Dornemann, and in Philadelphia forming part of the select group of singers of the “Academy of Vocal Arts” in which he receives the magisterial tutelage of Mtro. Carlos Serrano.

With only 4 years of having started his professional studies as an opera singer, and 2 of having resigned from Engineering, in 2007, he sings for Mtro. Plácido Domingo, from whom he receives the opportunity to join the Domingo-Thornton Program for Young Singers at the Los Angeles Opera, studying with Mtro. César Ulloa, and where for 3 years he is part of different productions such as La Boheme (professional debut in the US directed by Plácido Domingo), the Barber of Seville, Elixir de Amor, El Oro del Rín, The Stigmatized, etc., as well as concerts , opera recitals and galas.

2008 brings its European debut (Theater Basel, Switzerland); 2010 debut at the legendary Hollywood Bowl (LA Phil, Dir. G. Dudamel); the 2011 debut at the Lincoln Center in New York (NY City Opera); debut in Italy (Teatro Massimo Bellini, Catania, Sicily); debut at the Palace of Fine Arts and at the 39th FI Cervantino (Il Positino by Daniel Catán); debut in the Sala Nezahualcoyotl (OFUNAM). This fall of 2012, he returns to the Palace of Fine Arts starring the Opera “El Barbero de Sevilla” as Figaro.

He has been directed in the music or the scene by, Plácido Domingo, Niksa Bareza, Calixto Bieito, Gordon Cambell, James Conlon, Ron Daniels, Eduardo Díaz Muñoz, James Demster, Gustavo Dudamel, Dario Fo, Grant Gershon, Will Humburg, Ian Judge Jan Latham-Koening, Stephen Lawless, Juan C. Lomonaco, Michele Mariotti, Enrique Patrón de Rueda, Angel Romero, Alfredo Silipigni, among others.

His artistic activity finds the balance between the opera, the symphonic repertoire and the recitals. His current voice teacher is the prestigious W. Stephen Smith (Houston Grand Opera, Aspen Music Festival, Juilliard School of Music, Bienen School of Music).