Juan Jesús Rodríguez is considered by critics and the public as one of the benchmark Verdian baritones of the current opera scene.
He has recently been awarded the prize for the best male Verdian voice at the Tutto Verdi international Awards, given by ABAO as the closing of the “Tutto Verdi” cycle.
His career as principal baritone has taken him to what are considered great temples of opera, such as the Metropolitan in New York, the Royal Opera House in London, the Los Angeles Opera, San Carlo in Naples, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Regio di Torino, Massimo di Palermo, Rome Opera, Marseille Opera, Berlin Deutsche Opera, Bregenz Festival, Teatro Real, Liceo, Euskalduna Theater, Palau de les Arts,T. Maestranza, T. Campoamor, Peking Opera, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Zürich, among others.
Among his most representative roles are: Rigoletto, Simone Boccanegra, Conte di Luna (Trovatore), Germont (Traviata), Yago (Otello), Nabucco, Macbeth, Rodrigo (D. Carlo), Rodrigue (D. Carlos), Renato ( Ballo in Maschera), Ezio (Attila), Montforte (Vespri Siciliani), Ford (Falstaff), Miller (Luisa Miller), D.Carlo (Ernani), Giaccomo (Giovanna D’Arco), Gusmano (Alzira), Alfio (Cavalleria Rusticana), Tonio (Pagliacci), Enrico (Lucia di Lammermoor), Riccardo (I Puritani), Duce di Nottingham (Roberto Devereux), Marcello (Boheme), Conte (Le Nozze di Figaro), Don Giovanni.
Throughout his professional career he has participated in important events of Spanish poetry such as the Opening of the Liceu in Barcelona, as well as the Opening of the Teatro Real in Madrid with the opera Divinas Palabras by García Abril.
A great lover and staunch defender of the Spanish repertoire, he has played the main baritones of Zarzuela and Spanish operas at the Teatro Nacional de la Zarzuela and his tours throughout Spain, such as:
Marina, La Tabernera del Puerto, Luisa Fernanda, La Dolores, El Soto del Parral, La Revoltosa, The Legend of the Kiss, Black the Clown, Caserío, La Revoltosa, Los Gavilanes, La Rosa del Azafrán, The Lovers of Teruel.
Throughout his career he has collaborated with renowned conductors such as: Zubin Mehta, Gómez Martínez, López Cobos, Lorin Maazel, Luisotti, Renzetti, Marco Armiliato, Daniel Oren, as well as stage directors of the stature of McVicar, Deflo, John Fox, Carsen.
His next commitments will take him to Marseille (Nabucco), Bilbao (Trovatore), Madrid (Luisa Fernanda), London (Traviata).