Baritone José Rubio’s recent engagements have included debuts at the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Berlin Staatsoper, the Elbphilharmonie concert hall in Hamburg, and the Ronacher Theater in Vienna. He is among the first westerners to sing leading roles in China in contemporary Mandarin language operas, with debuts at the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing, the Shanghai Grand Theater, and the Jiangsu Grand Theater in Nanjing.
His operatic credits include the title roles in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Don Giovanni, Le Nozze di Figaro, and Gianni Schicchi. Other roles include Escamillo in Carmen, Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor, and Marcello in La Bohème. He has performed principal roles for Cincinnati Opera, Seattle Opera, Portland Opera, Nashville Opera, Alamo City Opera, Asheville Lyric Opera, Tacoma Opera, Vashon Opera, and Juneau Lyric Opera.
Rubio has been a guest soloist with the Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra, the Suzhou Symphony Orchestra, Albany Symphony, Boise Philharmonic, Evansville Philharmonic, the Bellingham Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Northwest, and the Rogue Valley Symphony. In recital he has appeared at Carnegie Hall and the Tianjin Julliard School.