Being considered one of the leading romantic belcanto tenors of the recent years and having debuted more than 60 operas of this genre, José Bros has also been very successful in the French and Mozart repertoire (Manon, Thaïs, Werther, Roméo et Juliette, Don Giovanni, Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Così fan tutte and Die Zauberflöte). In his constant searching of the most appropriate roles according to his vocal development, he has recently expanded his repertoire with titles as La Bohème, Simon Boccanegra, Un ballo in maschera or Don Carlo.
Born in Barcelona, he studied music at the local Conservatory of his native city and takes singing lessons from maestro Jaume Francisco Puig. He sang his first roles in Palma de Mallorca and after his debut with Don Giovanni in Sabadell, his successful performances of Anna Bolena at the Gran Teatro del Liceo of Barcelona with Edita Gruberova led him to the most prestigious theatres as Scala of Milan, London Covent Garden, Vienna Staatsoper, Teatro Real in Madrid, Teatro Colón of Buenos Aires as well as theatres in Hamburg, Munich, Berlin, Zurich, Amsterdam, Rome, Florence, Palermo, Naples, Torino, Toulouse, Lisbon, Sevilla, Bilbao and Oviedo, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, Toronto, Sao Paulo, among others.
He has also been very active in the concert and oratorio repertoire, singing regularly in the main concert halls: Konzerthaus in Vienna, Kölner Philarmonie, Santa Cecilia of Rome, Carnegie Hall New York, Palau de la Música of Barcelona, Palacio Euskalduna in Bilbao, Kursaal in San Sebastian, Baluarte in Pamplona, Palau de la Música of Valencia, House of Music in Moscow, etc.
He has sung in several zarzuela productions such as La Bruja, Doña Francisquita, Los Gavilanes, La Tabernera del Puerto, Cádiz or Luisa Fernanda.
José Bros has been awarded with several prizes (“Orazio Tosi”, “Lauri Volpi”, Federico Romero”, “Lira d’Argento” and “Premio Lírico Teatro Campoamor”) and he’s a member of San Romualdo’s Royal Academy of Science and Arts of San Fernando (Cádiz).
Recordings include the complete versions of Anna Bolena, Lucia di Lammermoor, La Sonnambula, Roberto Devereux, Ildegonda, Parisina, La Conquista di Granata, Maria di Rohan, Il Pirata, Lucrezia Borgia, La Straniera and the zarzuelas La Bruja, Cádiz and Luisa Fernanda; also Hilarion Eslava’s Miserere, “Por amor” (zarzuela arias and duets) and “Giuramento” (belcanto repertoire arias). DVDs include L’amico Fritz, Il Viaggio a Reims, I Puritani, La Sonnambula, La Traviata, Don Giovanni, Maria Stuarda and Luisa Fernanda.
In concert with Maria Gallego
José Bros recording "Il Pirata"