An evening of song with Australia's premier baritone, José Carbó.

In a unique and exciting collaboration, Australia’s premier baritone José Carbó joins forces with spectacular classical guitarists Andrew Blanch and Ariel Nurhadi to form The José Carbó Trio.

Their debut recital L’Heure Exquise (The Exquisite Hour), named after Reynaldo Hahn’s masterpiece, features music by Schubert, Faure, Debussy, Verdi and more, reimagined by the trio for the colourful and original musical setting of voice and two guitars.

We invite you to come and experience the artistry of José Carbó as he presents this virtuosic programme–showcasing a breadth of emotion and intensity–featuring classical works that have long been close to his heart.

Venue Format
Theatre, Hall, Black Box Venue, Outdoor
Technical Rating
The production can be modified to suit most venues
Touring Party

The production will travel with sound reinforcement equipment and an audio engineer.

Argentine-Australian baritone José Carbó is one of the most exciting operatic artists of his generation. Consistently praised for his smooth, rich, powerful voice, thrilling top notes and magnetic stage presence, José has performed in the leading houses of the world including Teatro alla Scala, Teatro Real Madrid, Los Angeles Opera, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Seattle Opera and Opera Australia.

In 2019, José makes his much-anticipated role debut as Scarpia in a new production of Tosca for Opera Queensland, followed by Sharpless in Graeme Murphy's new production of Madama Butterfly at the Sydney Opera House for Opera Australia. He completes the year with a return to his favourite Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia for Victorian Opera in Melbourne and Tasmania. In concert, José will appear with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Opera Australia Orchestra, Fremantle Chamber Orchestra and the Queensland Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra.

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Unique Selling Point

This production provides the opportunity for audiences to experience classical song and opera repertoire from a trio of world-class performers.

Baritone José Carbó is most often heard in the top opera houses around the world but in this intimate trio setting, audiences will experience his superb voice up close and masterfully accompanied by the refined sounds of the guitar.

Audiences will fall in love with the music as the performers share their own love and insight into each work during the spoken interludes.

There will be an opportunity to meet musicians following the performance.

Marketing Materials

Marketing copy. Media releases. Professional photos at print and web resolution. Poster templates. 30-60 second TVC. Promotion through artists' social media pages and email lists. Interview availability. Reviews.

Community Engagement

The touring company are well placed to provide a range of engagement activities that meet the needs of local communities.

Workshops and masterclasses are available in a range of areas: guitar; chamber music; how to record your music. These workshops and masterclasses can be tailored to a range of audiences including high school students and adults.