Carlos Álvarez To Return To The Metropolitan Opera

By Francisco Salazar

Spanish baritone Carlos Álvarez is set to return to the Metropolitan Opera.

The baritone told Platea Magazine in an interview that he will return to the New York stage in the title role of “Simon Boccanegra” and in “La Bohème.”

During the interview, he also said that it was on the Met stage that he started to have issues with his vocal chords. During rehearsals with Riccardo Muti for a new production of Verdi’s”Attila” in 2010, Álvarez was forced to cancel. He has not sung at the theater since then.

Throughout his Met career, the baritone performed in such operas as “Un Ballo in Maschera,” “Luisa Miller,” “Rigoletto,” “La Traviata,” and “Macbeth.”

Álvarez is currently in rehearsals at the Wiener Staatsoper for a new production of “Samson et Dalila” with Roberto Alagna and Elīna Garanča. He will celebrate his career 30th anniversary next season when he makes his Sydney Opera debut in Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro.” Next season he appears at the Wiener Staatsoper, Royal Opera, New National Theatre Tokyo, Liceu, and Teatro Regio di Torino.