‚He dominated the scene and impressed with his profound, resonant depths and effortless heights in the big aria, which was rightly honoured with “bravos”.’
Der neue Merker
the press enthusiastically wrote about Jorge Lagunes’ NABUCCO at the Schwerin Castle Festival. Before, 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 Deutsche 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.
Since his debut as AMONASRO in Aida at the Finnish National Opera Helsinki in 2011, the baritone returned here as AMONASRO, TONIO and POSA. In the season 2021/22 he is ALFIO in Cavalleria Rusticana and TONIO in I Pagliacci here.
As DON GIOVANNI he made his debut at the Eutin Festival in 2011.
‚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.
Jorge regularly returns to the Teatro de Bellas Artes in Mexico. Recently, he succeeded here as CONTE DI LUNA in Il Trovatore and JACK RANCE in La fanciulla del West. At the Basle Theatre he was RENATO and at the Teatro Colon Buenos Aires he sang MACBETH. Since 2015 he regularly performs at the Warsaw National Opera – in 2019 RIGOLETTO. He made his debut at the Dubai Opera in 2018 as AMONASRO in Aida and 2019 at the State Opera Stuttgart as SHARPLESS in Madama Butterfly.