This page was last updated on: October 29, 2008

Image: Juan Diego Florez







Decca Classics Flórez Site.  Photos, video and sound clips, biography and schedule. The site includes a guest book, and a photo of Flórez, Domingo, and Rebecca Romijn-Stamos at the Los Angeles Opera Gala dinner. (This site is not updated very often and the tour dates can be rather inaccurate at times.) (in English and Italian)
This website of Flórez's management agency has a biography, repertoire list, performance schedule and photographs of Flórez (including wading and wedding).

Juan Diego Flórez Universal Music Spain (in Spanish) 
Noticias, biografia, discos, enlaces


(The links in this section were last checked on 29 October 2008. They may not remain 'live' indefinitely)

Photo Gallery: Opernsänger liebt Model  NEW
From Bunte Magazine, September 2008.

La Fille du régiment in the Metropolitan Opera Archives
Gallery of high resolution photos of the April 2008 production

Photo Shoot by Bryan Adams 
Several of these photos appeared in L'Uomo Vogue, others have not been published elsewhere. (Click on the link JUAN DIEGO FLOREZ  in light grey beneath the photo screen to display the photos)

Arias for Rubini
Decca's micro-site for Flórez's latest recital CD includes, videos and sound clips, a photo gallery, and essays

La Fille du régiment at the Vienna Staatsoper on National Public Radio
The April 1, 2007 performance is available for audio streaming on demand. The NPR page also has two individual arias available: Juan Diego Flórez singing 'Pour mon âme' and Natalie Dessay singing 'Pour ce contrat fatal'.)

Official photos: Juan Diego Flórez  receives the Orden del Sol
Palacio de Gobierno, Lima, 4 June 2007

Official photos: Presidential dinner for Juan Diego Flórez  and Gianmarco
Palacio de Gobierno, Lima. 29 May 2007.

Official photos: President Alan García and his wife receive Juan Diego Flórez and Julia Trappe
Palacio de Gobierno, Lima, 25 March 2008.

Photo Journal:  La Fille du régiment at the Vienna Staatsoper, April 2007
On Playbill Arts

Tenor scales operatic heights
Channel Four Television News (UK) feature on La Fille du Regiment at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Includes brief interviews and clips from the dress rehearsal. Click on: Watch the report. (Note, this may be available for a limited time only)

Audio Interview: Operatic "It" Couples
From the November 15th 2006 'Soundcheck' programme on WNYC. Juan Diego Flórez, Diana Damrau and
Opera News
editor Brian Kellow talk about operatic couples, stage chemistry, casting choices, and marketing. (Available as audio streaming or MP3 download)

New York Metropolitan Opera's Barbiere di Siviglia Photo Gallery
(Click on the images to enlarge)

Met Offers Glimpse of New Barber of Seville in Rare Open Rehearsal
Photo Journal on Playbill Arts.

Barber: Backstage at Letterman
Behind the scenes photos of the cast and creative team at the Met's appearance on the David Letterman show on November 8th 2006.

Gala Celebration in Honor of Joseph Volpe (May 2006)
Photo Gallery from the New York Metropolitan Opera.

Sentimiento Latino Recording Session Photos
From the web site of conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya

Photographer Mark Wohlrab
Five photos of Flórez in concert - Germany 2004 

Anna Netrebko and Juan Diego Flórez - Metropolitan Opera Guild Interview
Photos from the April 5, 2006 event at Lincoln Center in New York City. (click on the images to enlarge)

Don Pasquale, New York Metropolitan Opera, March 2006 
Photo Gallery from the Metropolitan Opera Database (click on the images to enlarge).

Audio Interview on Radio France Internacionale en Español 
Recorded in Paris shortly after Flórez's concert at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées on February 20, 2006. To listen to the complete interview click on: Escuchar 21 minutos

Audio Interview - Juan Diego Flórez: un tenor como pocos 
On BBC Mundo (in Spanish).  Click on: Entrevista a Juan Diego Flórez in the right hand column. The page also has a written transcript of the interview.

Production Photos of the November 2005 Semiramide 
There are several photos with Flórez at the site of the Gran Teatre del Liceu. (Click on the images to enlarge)

Decca feature on Sentimiento Latino 
A microsite devoted to the new CD with samples from all the tracks and an interview with Flórez.

Decca feature on Il Barbiere di Siviglia
Has a video clip from the opera and detailed information about the new DVD

Photographer Stéphane de Bourgies
Two beautiful portraits of Flórez (click on the images to enlarge)

L'italiana in Algeri, New York Metropolitan Opera, February 2004 
Photo Gallery from the Metropolitan Opera Database (click on the images to enlarge).

Florez Interview on Sound Check WNYC  
Audio streaming of the October 5 2004 broadcast. "As the opera world prepares for Luciano Pavarotti's retirement, fans are searching for the next legendary tenor. To some, anointed heir has been found: Juan Diego Florez. The 31-year-old Peruvian joins guest host Anthony DeCurtis to talk about what it's like to be the new kid on the proverbial opera block, and about the parallels between Donizetti and soccer."  (May be available for a limited period only)

Cancillería rinde homenaje a tenor Juan Diego Flórez
Three large, high resolution photos of the April 30, 2004 ceremony in Lima. (May be available for a limited time only)

Deutsche Grammophon Comte Ory Special  
Four large publicity photos,  synopsis and commentary on the opera by Richard Osborne, and audio streaming of Track 3 - 'Que les destins prospères accueillent vos prières!'

Production Photos - Rossini Opera Festival, Pesaro  
The re-vamped and enlarged site (with both Italian and English versions)  now has photos from Matilde di Shabran [1996], La Cenerentola [1998], Il viaggio a Reims [1999], La Cenerentola [2000], La donna del lago [2001], Le Comte Ory [2003] and Matilde di Shabran [2004]  The site also has a facility for sending the photos as e-cards. Under the Menu, click on 'Galleria immagini' or 'Photo Gallery'

Audio Interview NPR 
The above is a direct link to the audio file of an interview with Juan Diego Flórez on National Public Radio (US). There is a feature on this 12 May 2002 broadcast here. The feature also has links to full length tracks of 'Che ascolto!', 'Cessa di piu resistere' and 'Si, ritrovarla io giuro'. See also: a transcript of the interview here

Video Interview with Juan Diego Flórez
From the television documentary, The Voice (WNET). Watch the video, find out more about the program,  send a Juan Diego Flórez postcard.

Opera Studio
Listen to Juan Diego Flórez singing in Nina o sia la pazza per l'amore plus photographs from the La Scala production and information about the opera and its composer.

Preview Video - Una Furtiva Lagrima CD 
From Decca. Requires Real Audio Player

Klassik Akzente: Una Furtiva Lagrima CD Feature (in German)
Has clips from several of the tracks on the CD


(In English unless otherwise stated. Some of these are direct links to newspaper archives and may not remain active indefinitely.)

"Entrevista a Juan Diego Flórez" (in Spanish) 
From La Asociación Peruana de Cultura, Integración y Apoyo in Frankfurt.  The interview was done after Flórez's concert in the Frankfurt Alte Oper on October 15, 2006. The interview has several photos including an autographed poster.

Festa nazionale!
In celebration of  Flórez's 34th birthday, Vilaine Fille's blog has an English translation of his responses to a version of the 'Proust Questionnaire' and a link to the original article in Italian by Giorgio Bagnoli

Der peruanische Startenor Juan Diego Flórez - Ein Porträt (in German)
ARD feature and interview with small photos

Startenor und Latinlover (in German)
ZDF feature and interview

Una conversación con Juan Diego Flórez (in Spanish)
Cover story from the May 2006 Issue of Pro Ópera.  The interview, accompanied by two production photos from La Cenerentola, Chicago 2005, is in PDF format

Rossini as Extreme Sport And Great Joy
Juan Diego Florez talks with Kathleen Watt about his role in L'italiana in Algeri at Washington National Opera, bel canto singing, and the vicissitudes of stardom.

Juan Diego Flórez: El tenor que no sabía silbar (in Spanish)
Lengthy profile and interview which orginally appeared in Etiqueta Negra, Año 3 Número 25, January 2005 and has been reproduced on a Bolivian discussion forum

Q&A: Juan Diego Flórez on "Sentimiento Latino" 
An interview from Opera News March 2006.  Note that this will be available online to non-subscribers for a limited period only.

Juan Diego Flórez Feature in Pleamar, January 2006 (in Spanish)
Two articles, each with a large photograph.  The articles are on pages 12-13. The file is in PDF format and may remain on the Canarias7 site for a limited period. HTML version without the photos here.

Opera News Cover Story - January 2004 Issue
Long article and several large photographs. Note: this may eventually be available online only for subscribers to the magazine.

Tenores, el poder latino  (in Spanish)
From El Cultural, 1 December 2005 - an illustrated article on the new generation of Latin American tenors, including Juan Diego Flórez.

Juan Diego Flórez writes about the role of Idreno (in Spanish)
On the web site of Amics del Liceu.  English version available here.

Fairy Tale Casting 
In depth article on La cenerentola at Chicago Lyric Opera. Includes interviews with Juan Diego Flórez and Vesselina Kasarova. September 2005. (In PDF format). Excerpt from the feature in HTML here.

La hora de Flórez (in Spanish)
Cover Story, Diverdi, October 2004. The site also a review of the Il barbiere di Sivigilia CD (Munich 1997) and a full copy of the magazine with Flórez on the cover in PDF format here (may be available for a limited period only)

El Cultural Cover Story - 13 May 2004 (in Spanish)
Lengthy interview, article and photos

Florez Interview on OperaClick  (in Italian) 
The interview with Juan Diego Flórez is from 25 February 2003.

IClassics Florez Features
Index with links to all their current feature articles on Juan Diego Flórez

Juan Diego Florez, il nuovo rey del "belcanto" (in Italian)
Interview on ClassicaOnline  

El tenor que lleva a los jóvenes a la ópera (in Spanish)
Interview in El Mercurio, December 2003  

Ein Maradona der Oper  (in German) 
Interview and feature on

From Peru to Pesaro
Interview with Juan Diego Flórez on Classics Today

La comparaison avec Pavarotti est inevitable (in French)
Article/interview on Universal Music France

Meet Juan Diego Flórez's real estate agent (in Spanish)
Brief article and two photos, one of Flórez with Alfredo Graf, and one of him in full Peruvian costume.

Wikipedia article on Juan Diego Flórez (in English)

Wikipedia article on Juan Diego Flórez (in Spanish)

Wikipedia article on Juan Diego Flórez (in Italian)


(In English unless otherwise stated. Some of these are direct links to newspaper archives and may not remain active indefinitely.)

Matilde di Shabran, London (23 October 2008) NEW
On Musical Criticism

Concert at the Barbican Centre, London 12 July 2008  NEW
On Seen & Heard

Rigoletto, Dresden, June 2008  (in French)
On ConcertoNet

Rigoletto, Dresden, June 2008 (in French)
On Resmusica

Concert with Rolando Villazón. Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, 8 July 2008 (in French)
On Altamusica

La cenerentola, Barcelona, December 2007/January 2008 (in French)
By Maurice Salles on Forum Opéra

La cenerentola, Barcelona, December 2007/January 2008 (in Spanish)
By Jorge Binaghi on Opera Ayre

La cenerentola, Barcelona, December 2007/January 2008
By José M. Irurzun on Seen & Heard

Recital, Oviedo, 8 November 2007
By Ángel Riego Cue on Filomusica

Recital, Salle Pleyel, Paris, 8 October 2007 (in French)
'Rendez-vous triomphal annuel! on ConcertoNet

Recital, Salle Pleyel, Paris, 8 October 2007 (in French)
Juan Diego Florez: Standing ovation on ResMusica

Recital: Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Paris, 5 February 2007 (in French)
On ConcertoNet

Recital: Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Paris, 5 February 2007 (in French)
On Altamusica

La fille du régiment - London 2007 (in French)
On Forum Opéra

La fille du régiment - London 2007
On Music & Vision Daily

La fille du régiment - London 2007 (in Spanish)
On Opera Ayre with large production photos

Il barbiere di Siviglia - Bologna 2006 (in Italian)
On OperaClick with 3 production photos (click to enlarge)

Recital, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Paris 20 February 2006 (in French)
On ConcertoNet  and Altamusica 

Don Pasquale, Zurich 2006 (in French)
On Res Musica (with photo).

La Cenerentola, La Scala, Milan, June/July 2005 (in Italian)
On OperaClick with large production photos. (Click on the images to enlarge.)

La Cenerentola, Zurich, 10 October 2004 (in French) 
On ConcertoNet

Omaggio a Franco Corelli - Ancona 12 June 2004 (in Italian)  
On Opera-Click, with large photos of the event.

La fille du régiment - Bologna 2004 and Genova 2005 (in Italian)
On Opera Click with large production photos.

Le Comte Ory - Pesaro 2003 (in Italian)  
On Opera Click.

Le Comte Ory - Bologna 2004 (in Spanish)  
By Jorge Binaghi on Opera Ayre with two large production photos

Il barbiere di Siviglia - Madrid 2005 (in Spanish)
Review of the live performance DVD Decca 074 3111 on OpusMúsica


Lyon Concert (29 October 2002)
Lisbon Concert (16 April 2003)
Stabat Mater, Cuenca (19 April 2003)
La Cenerentola, London (January 2003) One and Two
Berkeley Recital (11 June 2003) One and Two   
Mexico City Recital (3 July 2003)
Brugge Recital (19 July 2003)
Le Comte Ory, Pesaro  (August 2003)   
Wiesbaden Recital (28 August 2003)   
Maria Stuarda, Barcelona (9 November 2003)
Berkeley Recital (6 January 2004)
La Donna del Lago, Genova (18 January 2004) 
New York City Recital (25 January 2004) One and Two and Three and Four 
I Puritani. Las Palmas (18 May 2004)
L'italiana in Algeri, Vienna (10 June 2004)
Matilde di Shabran, Pesaro (August 2004) One and Two
La Cenerentola, Zurich (10 October 2004) 
Berlin Concert (16 October 2004)
Don Pasquale London (27 November 2004) One and Two and Three
Recital, Naples (30 December 2004)
La fille du regiment, Genova (20 February 2005) 
I Puritani, Vienna (22 March 2005)
L'elisir d'amore, Las Palmas (12 April 2005)
La Sonnambula, Bilbao (May 2005)
Recital, Teatro de la Zarzuela, Madrid (13 June 2005)
La Cenerentola, Milan (21 June 2005)
Il barbiere di Siviglia, Pesaro (August 2005)
Don Pasquale, Zurich (2 January 2006)
Recital Tenerife (27 January 2006)
Don Pasquale, New York Met (April 3 & 4 2006)
L'italiana in Algeri, Washington National Opera (13 May 2006)
Recital, Oberlin College (29 October 2006) 
Il barbiere di Siviglia, New York Metropolitan Opera (November 2006)
La fille du régiment, Royal Opera, London (January 2007) One and Two and Three and Four
La fille du régiment, La Scala, Milan (February 2007)
Concert, Carnival Center, Miami (17 October 2007)
Matilde di Shabran, Royal Opera, London (October 2008) One and Two NEW


(In English unless otherwise stated. Some of these are direct links to newspaper archives and may not remain active indefinitely.)

Music Web International
Author: Margarida Mota-Bull  Review: Bel Canto Spectacular

Music Web International
Author: Margarida Mota-Bull  Review: Arias For Rubini

Res Musica (in French)
Author: Jacques Schmitt  Title: 'Juan Diego Florez, le soleil' Review of Sentimiento Latino

Pro Ópera (in Spanish)
Reviews of Le Comte Ory and Great Tenor Arias in the November 2005 issue of the Mexican opera magazine, Pro Ópera. The reviews are in PDF format
Opera Click (in Italian)
Title: 'Una furtiva lacrima' [sic]

Res Musica (in French)
Author: Jacques Dufforg, Title: 'Pâques sans larmes' Review of Una furtiva lagrima

Rondo (in German)
Author: Jürgen Kesting, Title: 'Una furtiva lagrima'

Canarias Ahora (in Spanish)
Author: Juan Henriquez  Title: Un regalo para los oídos, en la voz de Juan Diego Flórez Review of  Una furtiva lagrima

Forum Opéra (in French)
Author: Christian Peter Title: 'Juan Diego Florez "Una furtiva lagrima"'

Classics Today
Author: Robert Levine Title: 'Juan Diego Florez- Una Furtiva Lagrima'

Primeiro tenor do século é peruano (in Portuguese)
Review of Rossini Arias by J. Jota de Moraes


Official discussion forum for Flórez fans in Spanish and English

Juan Diego Flórez Fan Page
The very first Flórez fan page. Has not been updated for several years, but large photos, and some articles from Flórez's early career. Warning! Multiple advertising pop-ups.

Juan Diego Flórez Italian Fan Page
Created by a very enthusiastic young fan. Backstage photos, music, biography in Italian. The site also has versions in English, Español and Français and several online videos of Flórez in performance.

Cessa di piu resistere!
Fan page in Japanese



Search Results for Juan Diego Flórez and Juan Diego Florez and Juan Diego Flores
These links will take you to the Google search results pages for the various spellings of his name (and misspellings, in the case of 'Flores').  The three searches give rather different results.

Getty Images  NEW
Type Juan Diego Florez into the search box. Note that enlarged images will be watermarked.

Opera House and Festival Sites
A page of links to the official sites of a selection of opera houses and festivals.

Opera and Music News Sites
A page of links to a variety of sites offering news and reviews from the world of music and opera