Fl‹rez is currently appearing as Ernesto in Jonathan Miller's production of Donizetti's Don Pasquale at the Royal Opera. He will appear in the shop after today's matinee, at about 4:15 p.m.
Great Tenor Arias, which was issued in September, includes arias by Donizetti, Gluck, Puccini, Verdi, Rossini, and others.
Fl‹rez, one of the most popular tenors of his generation, was born in Lima, Peru, in 1973 and studied at the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia. In 1996, he was appearing in the chorus at the Rossini Festival in Pesaro, Italy, when the lead tenor in Matilde de Shabran became ill. The 23-year-old Fl‹rez stepped into the role, launching an international career that has taken him to La Scala, the Metropolitan Opera, and the Vienna State Opera, among other houses.