Jose Simerilla Romero

TCO Next Semi-Finalist

Praised for his “remarkably tender bright ringing tone” (Orlando Sentinel) and “shimmering high notes” (Seen and Heard International), rising young Argentinian-American tenor Jose Simerilla Romero joins the studio of the Dutch National Opera for the 2020-21 season. Last season, he was engaged as an Apprentice Artist with Santa Fe Opera in their productions of Il barbiere di Siviglia, Die Zauberflöte, and Tristan und Isolde, Rusalka, and Huang Ruo’s M. Butterfly as well as engaged to sing concerts with soprano Kristine Opolais with the Hungarian State Opera Orchestra and the Polska Filharmonia, and sang performances in “Land and Sea” with Tampa Bay Symphony.

While a member of the prestigious LA Opera Young Artist Program, Mr. Simerilla Romero made his LA Opera debut in the world premiere of Frédéric Chaslin’s Monte Cristo. Other recent performances have been with Carnegie Hall, Dutch National Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Vienna Summer Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival, Berlin Opera Academy, Opera Naples, Opera Orlando, Central Florida Vocal Arts, Orlando Light Opera, The Space Coast Symphony Orchestra, Opera del Sol, the Tampa Bay Symphony, First Coast Opera, and the EMMA Concert Association. He has also performed as a soloist with many principle choral organizations like the Florida Music Education Association, and the American Choral Directors Association.