“Singer, composer and conductor Jose Cura is one of the most gifted artists of his generation” (Opera Now Magazine). His repertoire includes the most famous tenor parts: Samson (Samson and Dalila by C. Saint-Saens), Cavaradossi (Tosca by G. Puccini), Des Grieux (Manon Lescaut by G. Puccini), Otello (Otello by G. Verdi), Radames (Aida by G. Verdi), Alfredo (La Traviata by G. Verdi), Calaf (Turandot by G. Puccini) and many others. Jose Cura performed with great success at the best venues of the world, including Covent-Garden (London), La Scala, Opernhaus (Zurich), Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Teatro Regio (Turin), Teatro Massimo (Palermo), Metropolitan Opera (New York), Teatro Real (Madrid), Barbican Centre (London), Konzerthaus (Vienna), Teatro Communale (Bologna).
Jose Cura is a unique multi-talented musician. Naturally having tenor he performs baritone parts as well. Conducting is other vocation of Jose Cura. He made operatic history by singing and conducting the orchestra simultaneously. He is also a stage director of interesting opera performances. The musician received the Citta de Baverno award from U. Giordano Festival , G. Zenatello award, the Orphée d’Or, etc., he has numerous awards for his records, including platinum album for the CD “Song of love”. In 2005 Jose Cura became the recipient of the City of Piacenza in recognititon of his contribution to classical music as both singer and conductor.
During three years Jose Cura was principal guest conductor of Sinfonia Varsovia (Poland), a position previously held by Yehudi Menuhin. He performed with the orchestra such symphonic works as “Pines of Rome” by O. Respighi, Symphony № 2 by S. Rachmaninoff, Symphonies № 5 and № 9 by L. van Beethoven. In 2003 Jose Cura conducted Cavalleria Rusticana at the Hamburgische Staatsoper, worked with Bulgaria Philharmonic Orchestra (P. Tchaikovsky. Symphony № 2; A. Borodin. Polovtsian Dances), Matav Hungarian Symphony Orchestra (A. Dvorak. Symphony № 9), Prague Chamber Philharmonic, Ten Tors Orchestra of Devon county, A. Toscanini Foundation Symphony Orchestra, Nancy Symphony Orchestra. In 2006 he conducted Madame Butterfly by G. Puccini at Vienna Staatsoper.
Jose Cura has always been a strong advocate for making classical music accessible to the masses. In 2004 he conducted The Masked Ball by G. Verdi in a vast public exhibition hall, and in Seoul he performed a role of Don Jose in Carmen in an outdoor arena for 37,000 spectators.