An Alumni of The Juilliard School, Peruvian tenor, Javier Bernardo has a thriving singing career in Germany. Described by Chicago Now as "The lead with powerhouse singing”, Javier is currently singing with the Oldenburgisches Staatstheater in Germany. He has also debuted with several leading American opera companies, 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 a member 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).