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Title Role, Macbeth

State Opera South Australia, Adelaide, Australia

7, 9, 14, 16 September 2023, 7.30pm

Her Majesty's Theatre, Adelaide, SA, Australia

CONDUCTOR Finnegan Downie Dear | DIRECTOR Stuart Maunder AM | MACBETH José Carbó | LADY MACBETH Kate Ladner

Iago, Otello *Role Debut*

West Australian Opera, Perth, Australia

20, 22, 25, 27, 29 July 2023, 7.30pm

His Majesty's Theatre, Hay St, Perth, WA

CONDUCTOR Christopher van Tuinen | DIRECTOR Harry Kupfer | REVIVAL DIRECTOR Miranda Summers | OTELLO Paul O'Neill | DESDEMONA Naomi Johns | IAGO José Carbó

Opera Spectacular

4MBS Festival of Classics, Brisbane, Australia

Sunday 11th June 2023, 3:00pm

Brisbane City Hall

CONDUCTOR Tahu Matheson | SOLOISTS Eva Kong, Milijana Nikolic, Rosario La Spina, José Carbó

Festival of Outback Opera

Opera Queensland, Winton + Longreach, Queensland, Australia

Dark Sky Serenade, Friday 19th May 2023, Winton
Singing in the Night, Saturday 20th May 2023, Longreach



Title Role, Macbeth in Concert *Role Debut*

Opera Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

9 March (7.00pm) and 11 March (2:00pm) 2023 

Concert Hall, QPAC Brisbane

CONDUCTOR Umberto Clerici | DIRECTOR Laura Hansford

MACBETH José Carbó  | LADY MACBETH Anna-Louise Cole

Escamillo, Carmen

West Australian Opera and Perth Festival, Perth, WA, Australia

Friday 24th February and Saturday 25th February 2023, both at 7.30pm

WACA Cricket Ground, Perth, Australia

CONDUCTOR Dane Lam | DIRECTOR Stuart Maunder | CARMEN Ashlyn Tymms | DON JOSÉ Paul O'Neill | ESCAMILLO José Carbó

Soloist, Nancy Fabiola y sus Invitados *House Debut*

Ópera de Tenerife, Spain

Saturday 10th December 2022, 7.30pm

Opera Gala in celebration of Nancy Fabiola.

Auditorio de Tenerife, Spain


José Miguel Pérez-Sierra


Nancy Fabiola: mezzosoprano

Yolanda Auyanet: soprano

Eglise Gutiérrez: soprano

Ramón Vargas: tenor

José Carbó: barítono

Rubén Amoretti: bajo

Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife

Germont, La Traviata

Opera Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

14, 16, 19, 21, 23 June 2022

Lyric Theatre, QPAC Brisbane


Opera Gala

Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Brisbane, Australia

10th June 2022, 7.30pm and 11th June 2022, 1.30pm

Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Concert Hall, Brisbane

CONDUCTOR Dane Lam | SOLOISTS Natalie Aroyan, Deborah Humble, Diego Torre, José Carbó

Queensland Symphony Orchestra and Brisbane Chorale

Soloist, The Sopranos

Opera Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

29, 30 March and 1, 2 April 2022

Concert Hall, QPAC Brisbane

CONDUCTOR Jessica Gethin | DIRECTOR Laura Hansford & Patrick Nolan  | CAST Deborah Cheetham, Lisa Harper-Brown, Eva Kong, Teddy Tahu Rhodes, José Carbó

Opera in the Arboretum

Central Coast, NSW, Australia

Saturday 12th March 2022, 3.00pm

Crommelin Native Arboretum, Opal Close, Pearl Beach NSW

Central Coast Chamber Orchestra

Verdi Gala

Opera Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

20th November 2021 at 2.00pm and 7.30pm

Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Concert Hall, Brisbane

Conductor Johannes Fritzsch | Director Patrick Nolan
Presented by Opera Queensland in association with Queensland Symphony Orchestra

Germont, La Traviata in Concert

Albany Entertainment Centre, Albany, WA

18th September 2021, 7.30pm


Returning to Albany after the 2019 Albany Arts Festival highlight The Opera Gala, internationally acclaimed baritone José Carbó stars in his signature role of the powerful father, Giorgio Germont. Scottish-Australian soprano Jenna Robertson stars in the title role of Violetta Valery.  Featuring the Albany Chamber Orchestra conducted by Neville Talbot.

Count Almaviva, The Marriage of Figaro

Opera Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 29 July 2021

Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Lyric Theatre

Baritone Soloist, Rachmaninoff, The Bells

Opera Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

Sunday 30th May 2021, 3pm

Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Concert Hall

Baritone Soloist, Orff, Carmina Burana

Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, Sydney, Australia

Saturday 22nd May 2021, 3pm

Sydney Town Hall

Opera Spectacular

4MBS Classic FM Festival, Brisbane, Australia

Sunday 6th June 2021, 3pm

Brisbane City Hall

Germont, La Traviata on Sydney Harbour

Opera Australia, Sydney

27, 30 March and 1, 4, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25 April 2021

Opera on Sydney Harbour, Fleet Steps, Mrs Macquaries Point

Don Alfonso, Cosí fan tutte

West Australian Opera, Perth, Australia


24, 27, 29, 31 Oct 2020, 7.30pm

His Majesty's Theatre, Hay St, Perth, WA

Australian Premiere of Glyndebourne's Nicholas Hytner production of Mozart's comedy conducted by Christopher van Tuinen.

Sounds of Wanderlust

Home of the Arts, Gold Coast, Australia

Saturday 3rd October 2020, 6.30pm. Gates open from 5.30pm.


Prepare to be captivated by the incredible opera star José Carbó, swoon with the Orava String Quartet, let Griffith Brass take you to Broadway, celebrate the Hungarian cello virtuoso Gyorgy Deri’s Australian debut, honour our home with the Yugambeh Youth Choir and be electrified by Ba Da Boom percussion.  Guitar virtuosa Karin Schaupp will join some of these incredible artists on stage.

Presented by HOTA, Home of the Arts as part of WONDER.

Recital: A Musical Life...Songs That Taught Me How to Sing

Opera Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

Friday 11th September 2020, 7pm

Saturday 12th September 2020, 2pm

Opera Queensland Studio, Brisbane

A Musical Life… reveals the stepping stones, survival tactics and defining moments in José’s life in opera, from works taught to him by his first singing teacher to his most explosive and challenging roles.  

Beethoven 250: Mass in C

Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, Christchurch, New Zealand


Saturday 29th August 2020, 7.30pm

Douglas Lilburn Auditorium, Christchurch Town Hall, Christchurch

Part of the Lamb & Hayward Masterworks series

Scarpia, Tosca

Opera Queensland Tour, Australia


August 2020

Patrick Nolan’s critically acclaimed Tosca tours Queensland in 2020.


Cairns Performing Arts Centre | Townsville Civic Theatre | Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre | Pilbeam Theatre Rockhampton | Gladstone Entertainment Centre | Empire Theatre Toowoomba | HOTA: Home of the Arts, Gold Coast

Escamillo, Carmen in Concert

Victoria Chorale and The Art of Sound Orchestra, Melbourne, Australia


May 2020

Elizabeth Murdoch Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne

Conducted by Mario Dobernig

Germont, La Traviata on Sydney Harbour

Opera Australia, Sydney


March and April 2020

Opera on Sydney Harbour, Fleet Steps, Mrs Macquaries Point

Alfio & Tonio, Cavelleria Rusticana & Pagliacci

Festival Opera, Napier, New Zealand

18, 20, 22, 24 February 2020

Napier Muncipal Theatre, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand

Mazda Opera in the Domain

Opera Australia, Sydney

Saturday 18th January 2020, 8pm

The Domain, Sydney

The Opera Gala on New Year's Eve

Opera Australia, Sydney Opera House, Australia

31st December 2019, 7.45pm

Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House with the Opera Australia Orchestra.

Figaro, The Barber of Seville

Victorian Opera, Melbourne, Australia

12, 14 December 2019

Melbourne Recital Centre, Elizabeth Murdoch Hall

Mazda Opera in the Bowl

Opera Australia, Melbourne

Saturday 30th November 2019, 8pm. Gates open 4pm.

Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne

Figaro, The Barber of Seville

Victorian Opera, Launceston, Australia

21 November 2019, 7.30pm

Launceston Princess Theatre

José Carbó | Latin Classics

Sydney, Australia

Saturday 2nd November 2019, 8.00pm

Uruguayan Sporting and Social Club, Sydney

José presents his first concert in the neighbourhood where he was raised, showcasing Latin music close to his heart.  Featuring special guests Mexican superstar harpist Victor Valdes and one of Australia's leading pianists Glenn Amer.

Beethoven Symphony No. 9

Brisbane, Australia

Friday 18th October 2019, 7.30pm

Conservatorium Theatre, Queensland Conservatorium

Baritone soloist with maestro Johannes Fritzsch.  With the Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra and Conservatorium Singers in one of the most widely-celebrated works of the orchestral canon, Beethoven's Ninth Symphony.

José Carbó, Jenna Robertson and John Martin in Concert

Hunters Hill Music, Sydney, Australia

Sunday 29th September 2019, 2.30pm

Hunters Hill Town Hall, Alexandra St, Hunters Hill, Sydney

José, Jenna and John will perform a diverse program including operatic arias, duets and art songs, through to John Martin's own beautiful compositions.

The José Carbó Trió | L'Heure Exquise (The Exquisite Hour)

Art Song Canberra, Canberra, Australia

Sunday 22nd September 2019, 3pm

Wesley Uniting Church, 22 National Circuit, Forrest, Canberra

Gala 2019

Opera Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

31st August 2019, The Tivoli

Bustling cabaret clubs, smoky jazz bars and iconic cinema - welcome to the Weimar Republic.  Join us at The Tivoli for a while ride back to 1920s Berlin for a whimsical evening of fine dining, boutique beverages and astounding live performance.  The Gala is Opera Queensland's principal fundraising event for the year and its grandest social occasion.

Sharpless, Madama Butterfly

Opera Australia, Sydney

16, 19, 22, 25, 27 July 2019

Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House

Australia's Premier Baritone José Carbó and John Martin in Recital

Mosman Concert Series, Sydney, Australia

Sunday 14 July 2019, 2.30pm

Blessed Sacrament Church, 62 Bradley's Head Road, Mosman, Sydney

A beautiful program of popular operatic arias and art songs accompanied by one of Australia's greatest pianists, John Martin.

Scarpia, Tosca, *role debut*

Opera Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

13, 15, 18, 20, 22 June 2019

Lyric Theatre, QPAC, Brisbane

The Opera Gala

Albany Arts Festival, Albany, WA Australia

Saturday 30th March 2019, 7.30pm

Princess Royal Theatre, Albany Entertainment Centre, Albany, WA

Opera at the Mill

Perth, Australia

Saturday 23rd March 2019, 5pm gates open, 7.30pm performance

Jarrahdale Heritage Mill, Jarrahdale, WA

RACT Symphony Under the Stars

Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Launceston, Australia

Saturday 23rd February 2019, 7.00pm

City Park, Launceston

RACT Symphony Under the Stars

Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Hobart, Australia

Saturday 16th February 2019, 7.00pm

Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, Hobart

Mazda Opera in the Domain

Opera Australia, Sydney

Saturday 19th January 2019, 8pm

The Domain, Sydney

The Opera Gala on New Year's Eve

Opera Australia, Sydney Opera House, Australia

31st December 2018, 7.45pm

Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House with the Opera Australia Orchestra, conducted by Brian Castles-Onion

Soloist at the Lord Mayor's Christmas Carols

Opera Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

Saturday 8th December 2019, 4.30pm

Riverstage, City Botanic Gardens, Brisbane, QLD

Including Channel 9 Broadcasts in QLD on Dec 8, 22 and nationally on Dec 25th 6am.

70th Anniversary Gala Concert

Rockdale Opera, Sydney, Australia

Sunday 18th November 2018, 4pm

Appearance as Co-Patron of the Company for the 70th Anniversary

Rockdale Town Hall

The José Carbó Trio present L'Heure Exquise (The Exquisite Hour)

Bayview, Sydney, Australia

Friday 9th November 2018, 8.00pm

Peninsula Music Club, Northern Beaches

St Luke's Grammar School, 1977 Pittwater Rd, Bayview, NSW

The José Carbó Trio present L'Heure Exquise (The Exquisite Hour)

Brisbane, Australia

Saturday 3rd November 2018, 7.30pm

Guitar Brisbane

Holy Trinity Hall, Church Street, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane

Sharpless, Madama Butterfly *Role debut*

Opera Australia, China Tour

4, 5, October 2018, 7.30pm, Tianjin Grand Theatre

11, 12 October 2018, 7.30pm, Qingdao Grand Theatre

19, 20 October 2018, 8pm, Shenzhen Poly Theatre

25, 26 October 2018, 8pm, Zhuhai Opera House

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