Peruvian tenor, Javier Bernardo is a “lead with powerhouse singing” (Chicago Now). He is currently singing with the Oldenburgisches Staatstheater in Germany. Javier has made debuts with several American opera companies as well, including the Lyric Opera of Chicago - Lohengrin and La Fanciulla del West, Candid Concert Opera - Tamino in Die Zauberflöte and Pedrillo in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, New York Lyric Opera - Oronte in Alcina, The Brooklyn Opera Company - Il Tinca in Il Tabarro, Main Street Opera - Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi, and as part of Martina Arroyo’s Prelude to Performance Program he performed the role of Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore.
In addition to his operatic career, Javier has given recitals in renowned venues such as Alice Tully Hall and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, Symphony Center in Chicago, The American Church in Paris, and Teatro Británico in his hometown Lima.
Throughout his career, Javier has had the opportunity to work closely with several prodigious musicians, including Martina Arroyo, Richard Leech, Marlena Malas, Dr. Robert C. White Jr., Eric Owens, Tito Capobianco, and Nico Castel. He has also received several awards from competitions such as the Metropolitan Opera Competition (Florida Region), The Bel Canto Foundation (Chicago), The Gerda Lissner Foundation, and the Schyler Foundation Competition (New York). He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Palm Beach Atlantic University and a Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School.