Justino Diaz


Born: January 29, 1940  
Justino Diaz first studied at the University of Puerto Rico. He made his operatic debut in 1957 as Ben in Menotti's The Telephone, and later studied with Frederick Jager and at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. After winning the Metropolitan Opera Auditions of the Air he made his debut at the Met as Monterone in Rigoletto in 1963, beginning a long-term association with that house. He has sung thirty roles and given nearly 300 Read more performances there. In 1966, he created the role of Antony in Barber's Antony and Cleopatra on the occasion of the opening of the new opera house. In the same year, he made his Salzburg debut as Escamillo in Carmen. In 1971, he created another new role at the inauguration of another opera house, this time as Francesco in Ginastera's Beatrix Cenci at the Kennedy Center Opera House in Washington, D.C. His Covent Garden debut was also as Escamillo, in 1976, and his La Scala debut was as Asdrubale in Rossini's La pietra del paragone in 1982. He also appeared in the Zeffirelli film of Verdi's Otello in 1986. Read less
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  • 1.
    The Art of Grace Bumbry
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 4827626 Release Date: 02/24/2017   Number of Discs: 9
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel,  Christoph W. Gluck,  Pietro Mascagni,  Georges Bizet  ... 
    Performer:  Dale Blackburn,  Warren Wood,  Don Watts,  Grace Bumbry  ... 
    Conductor:  Maurice Abravanel,  Sir Adrian Boult,  János Kulka,  Lorin Maazel  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Utah Symphony Orchestra,  University Of Utah Combined Choruses,  Whittier School Children's Choir  ... 
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  • 2.
    Best Wishes from Placido Domingo
    Label: Arthaus Musik   Catalog: 109327 Release Date: 02/17/2017   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Amilcare Ponchielli,  Giacomo Meyerbeer
    Performer:  Matteo Manuguerra,  Alfred Sramek,  Ludmila Semtschuk,  Placido Domingo  ... 
    Conductor:  Adám Fischer,  Maurizio Arena
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna State Opera Orchestra,  San Francisco Opera Orchestra  ... 
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  • 3.
    Massenet: Thais / Rudel, Moffo, Carreras, Bacquier, Diaz, New Philharmonia
    Label: Rca   Catalog: 88985397882 Release Date: 02/17/2017   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Jules Massenet
    Performer:  Gabriel Bacquier,  Anna Moffo,  José Carreras,  Justino Diaz
    Conductor:  Julius Rudel
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra,  Ambrosian Opera Chorus
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  • 4.
    The Inaugural Season: Extraordinary Met Performances from 1966-67
    Label: Metropolitan Opera   Catalog: 70182 Release Date: 12/16/2016   Number of Discs: 22
    Composer:  Samuel Barber,  Giacomo Puccini,  Richard Strauss,  Gaetano Donizetti  ... 
    Performer:  Jess Thomas,  Leontyne Price,  Justino Diaz,  Franco Corelli  ... 
    Conductor:  Thomas Schippers,  Zubin Mehta,  Karl Böhm,  Richard Bonynge  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Chorus,  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
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  • 5.
    Manuel de Falla - When the Fire Burns, Nights in the Gardens of Spain
    Label: Euroarts   Catalog: 2061108 Release Date: 05/26/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Manuel de Falla
    Performer:  Alicia de Larrocha,  Teresa Berganza,  Nicanor Zabaleta,  Justino Diaz
    Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
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  • 6.
    Verdi: Don Carlo / Adler, Corelli, Rysanek, Metropolitan Opera
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 791004 Release Date: 08/16/2011   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
    Performer:  Nicolae Herlea,  Irene Dalis,  Giorgio Tozzi,  Hermann Uhde  ... 
    Conductor:  Kurt Adler
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Chorus,  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
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  • 7.
    Metropolitan Opera Gala 1991 - 25th Anniversary At Lincoln Center
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001431609 Release Date: 06/22/2010   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Giacomo Puccini,  Francesco Cilča,  Mitchell Leigh,  Gaetano Donizetti  ... 
    Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti,  Placido Domingo,  Mirella Freni,  Samuel Ramey  ... 
    Conductor:  James Levine
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra,  Metropolitan Opera Chorus
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  • 8.
    Rossini: L'Assedio di Corinto / Schippers, Sills, Verrett
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 64335 Release Date: 12/16/2009   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Gioachino Rossini
    Performer:  Justino Diaz,  Delia Wallis,  Gaetano Scano,  Harry Theyard  ... 
    Conductor:  Thomas Schippers
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Ambrosian Opera Chorus
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  • 9.
    Meyerbeer: L'africaine / Arena, Verrett, Domingo
    Label: Kultur Video   Catalog: 8 Release Date: 04/28/2009   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Giacomo Meyerbeer
    Performer:  Michael Devlin,  Justino Diaz,  Placido Domingo,  Shirley Verrett  ... 
    Conductor:  Maurizio Arena
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  San Francisco Opera Chorus,  San Francisco Opera Orchestra
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  • 10.
    Handel: Semele / Somary, Diaz, Watts, Armstrong
    Label: Musical Concepts   Catalog: 2003 Release Date: 10/09/2007   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel
    Performer:  Sheila Armstrong,  Robert Tear,  Felicity Palmer,  Justino Diaz  ... 
    Conductor:  Johannes Somary
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra,  Amor Artis Chorale
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  • 11.
    Handel: Messiah / Somary, Price, Minton, Young, Diaz
    Label: Vanguard   Catalog: 1969 Release Date: 08/22/2006   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel
    Performer:  Yvonne Minton,  Alexander Young,  Colin Tilney,  Margaret Price  ... 
    Conductor:  Johannes Somary
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  AmorArtis Chamber Choir,  English Chamber Orchestra
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  • 12.
    Bizet: Carmen / Karajan, Bumbry, Vickers, Et Al
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 000435209 Release Date: 06/14/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Georges Bizet
    Performer:  Milen Paunov,  Anton Diakov,  Julia Hamari,  Grace Bumbry  ... 
    Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna State Opera Chorus
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  • 13.
    100 Best Opera Classics
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 862112 Release Date: 02/15/2005   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Carl Maria von Weber,  Gioachino Rossini,  Richard Wagner,  Georges Bizet  ... 
    Performer:  Gary Lakes,  Maria Callas,  Tito Gobbi,  Nicolai Gedda  ... 
    Conductor:  James Conlon,  Alceo Galliera,  Lamberto Gardelli,  James Levine  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne Philharmonic Orchestra,  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra  ... 
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  • 14.
    Verdi: Rigoletto / Levine, Domingo, Cotrubas, Metropolitan Opera
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 000269609 Release Date: 08/10/2004   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
    Performer:  Ileana Cotrubas,  Placido Domingo,  Cornell MacNeil,  Isola Jones  ... 
    Conductor:  James Levine
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Chorus,  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
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  • 15.
    Donizetti: Lucia Di Lammermoor / Schippers, Sills, Bergonzi
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 471250 Release Date: 03/12/2002   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Gaetano Donizetti
    Performer:  Piero Cappuccilli,  Carlo Bergonzi,  Adolf Dallapozza,  Justino Diaz  ... 
    Conductor:  Thomas Schippers
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ambrosian Opera Chorus,  London Symphony Orchestra
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  • 16.
    Cherubini: Medea / Gardelli, Jones, Prevedi, Et Al
    Label: London/Decca Double Decker   Catalog: 452611 Release Date: 03/31/1997   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Luigi Cherubini
    Performer:  Pilar Lorengar,  Dora Carral,  Bruno Prevedi,  Justino Diaz  ... 
    Conductor:  Lamberto Gardelli
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Chorus,  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
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  • 17.
    Cherubini: Missa Solemnis / Jenkins, Wells, Forrester, Et Al
    Label: Vanguard   Catalog: 44 Release Date: 04/16/1996   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Luigi Cherubini
    Performer:  Maureen Forrester,  George Shirley,  Justino Diaz,  Lou Ann Lee  ... 
    Conductor:  Newell Jenkins
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Clarion Concerts Orchestra,  Clarion Concerts Chorus
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  • 18.
    Verdi: Messa Da Requiem;  Rossini: Stabat Mater / Ormandy
    Label: Sony Classical Essential Classics   Catalog: 53252 Release Date: 05/18/1993   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Gioachino Rossini,  Giuseppe Verdi
    Performer:  Martina Arroyo,  Beverly Wolff,  Tito Del Bianco,  Justino Diaz  ... 
    Conductor:  Thomas Schippers,  Eugene Ormandy
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Singers,  New York Philharmonic,  Philadelphia Orchestra  ... 
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  • 19.
    Offenbach: The Tales Of Hoffmann / Ozawa, Domingo, Gruberova
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 427682 Release Date: 12/15/1989   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Jacques Offenbach
    Performer:  Harald Stamm,  Edita Gruberova,  Andreas Schmidt,  Claudia Eder  ... 
    Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  ORTF Chorus,  ORTF National Orchestra
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