Javier Camarena has made Met Opera history singing the first solo encore in a Live in HD performance.
During the final performance of Donizetti’s “La Fille du Regiment” at the Metropolitan Opera, Camarena repeated the final part of “A Mes Ami.” In total he sang 18 high Cs in the performance.
With this final performance, Camarena encored during all seven shows in the run, singing a staggering 126 high Cs in the aria (in addition to a wide range of other high notes throughout the opera)
This is the third run of operas that Camarena does an encore at the Metropolitan Opera. Previously he encored during a production of “Don Pasquale” and “La Cenerentola.”
This season he has already encored at the Liceu in “I Puritani” and over the summer, he encored at the Teatro Real in “Lucia Di Lammermoor.”
He next sings “Don Pasquale” at the Paris Opera.