Having seen Guerrero as Greenhorn in LAO’s Moby Dick, I expected a great performance and was not disappointed.As Roméo he was a passionate lover and a strong adversary.Santa Fe Opera presented Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette in Stephen Lawless’ mid 19th-century staging, a co-production with Barcelona's Liceu.Before the overture, General Director Charles Mac Kay came onstage to announce that Stephen Costello was ill and would be replaced by Joshua Guerrero, a graduate of the Los Angeles Opera Young Artist Program.In the 1940s and '50s, tickets to the ebullient, tune-filled musical comedies of MGM were almost like tickets to heaven.To those millions of us who loved these movies, it is no exaggeration to say that the people who made them were our angels, and one of these people even looked like an angel.
I found myself rooting for them despite my knowledge of the opera’s tragic conclusion.He sang with a wide range of both lyrical and dramatic vocal colors.I hope to see a great deal more of him in the near future.In short, she was exactly what movie fan magazines called a "delightful musical leading lady." A petite blonde, blue-eyed beauty, it's little wonder she was so popular.
She was a sweetheart-a lovely little girl named Jane Powell.
His low tones were especially reassuring when he tried to help Juliette avoid marrying Paris.