José Luis Duval has thrilled audiences in some of the best theatres in his native country, South America, the United States, and Europe, in both opera and zarzuela. Born in Guanajuato, Mr. Duval began his musical studies at an early age with Maestros Pedro Magaña and Gilberto Avalos, and received a scholarship from SIVAM, which allowed him to work with many important conductors and coaches. He has sung under the direction of such conductors as Maestros Placido Domingo, Enrique Patrón de Rueda, Alfredo Silipigni, Miguel Roa, Ronald Zollman, Jorge Mester, Daniel Oren, Fabio Armiliato and Emmanuel Villaume.
Duval’s operatic roles have included Manrico IL TROVATORE (Bellas Artes Mexico City, Teatro Jerez de la Frontera), Don Jose CARMEN (Bellas Artes, Teatro di San Carlo, Baltimore Opera), Loris FEDORA (Bellas Artes), Radames AIDA (Bellas Artes, Prague National Theatre), Calaf TURANDOT (Bellas Artes, Connecticut Opera), Turiddu CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA (Bellas Artes, Teatro di San Carlo), Cavaradossi TOSCA (Bellas Artes, Washington National Opera, Prague National Theatre, Piedmont Opera Theatre), Edgardo LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR (Bellas Artes), Rodolfo LA BOHEME (Metropolitan Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Pittsburgh Opera), Pollione NORMA (Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria), Pinkerton MADAMA BUTTERFLY (Palm Beach Opera, Baltimore Opera, Opera Columbus, Arizona Opera), Duca RIGOLETTO (New Orleans Opera, Baltimore Opera, Prague National Theatre), Ismaele NABUCCO (Los Angeles Opera, Dallas Opera, Opera Carolina), Riccardo UN BALLO IN MASCHERA (Piedmont Opera Theatre), Paco LA VIDA BREVE(Dallas Opera), Alfredo LA TRAVIATA (Metropolitan Opera, Teatro Colon) and Rinaldo L’INCANTESIMO (Opera Orchestra of New York). Concert repertoire includes the Verdi Requiem with the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra.