John Bills tenor at Metropolitan Opera

John Bills tenor at Metropolitan Opera

Between 1977 and 2004, tenor John Bills sang in literally thousands of performances at The Metropolitan Opera in New York City. Under virtually every major conductor of his day. He can be heard on CDs and DVDs with colleagues such as Plácido Domingo, Renata Scotto, and Luciano Pavarotti. He sang with Mr. Pavarotti in New York’s Central Park before a crowd of 75,000. And was chosen to solo with him and Mirella Freni in a gala performance of La Bohème

John Bills tenor at Metropolitan Opera

In 2008 John Bills was a founding judge of Concurso San Miguel.  In 2011 was selected by the Board of Directors to become Artistic Director. During his tenure, Mr. Bills has greatly expanded the educational and performing activities of Opera San Miguel, and grown the company’s international reputation as one of the most important and prestigious in Mexico, as well as attracting internationally renowned opera figures to participate in the annual Concurso.

He lives in San Miguel de Allende with his wife Shari Alexander, who is active with OSM as Director of the Angels of the Opera and Director of Public Relations, as well as serving as OSM Secretary. Mr. Bills is a regular correspondent for Pro Opera magazine in Mexico City.

Metropolitan Opera

[Met Performance] CID:264240
La Traviata {670}
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C.; 04/21/1981
Debut: John Bills
[Met Performance] CID:264300
La Traviata {671}
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C.; 04/27/1981
[Met Performance] CID:264430
La Traviata {672}
Atlanta Civic Center, Atlanta, Georgia; 05/4/1981
[Met Performance] CID:264530
La Traviata {673}
State Fair Music Hall, Dallas, Texas; 05/14/1981
[Met Performance] CID:267240
Il Trovatore {457}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/15/1982
[Met Performance] CID:267270
Il Trovatore {458}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/18/1982
[Met Performance] CID:267330
Il Trovatore {459}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/23/1982
[Met Performance] CID:267370
Il Trovatore {460}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/28/1982
[Met Performance] CID:267420
Il Trovatore {461}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/2/1982
[Met Performance] CID:267460 Opera News
Il Trovatore {462}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/6/1982
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:267510
Il Trovatore {463}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/11/1982
[Met Performance] CID:267660
Il Trovatore {464}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/26/1982
[Met Performance] CID:267740
Il Trovatore {465}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/2/1982
[Met Performance] CID:267770
Il Trovatore {466}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/5/1982
[Met Performance] CID:267860
Il Trovatore {467}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/13/1982
[Met Performance] CID:270930
Il Trovatore {480}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/16/1982
[Met Performance] CID:271000
Il Trovatore {481}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/22/1982
[Met Performance] CID:271040
Il Trovatore {482}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/25/1982
[Met Performance] CID:271080
Il Trovatore {483}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/30/1982
[Met Performance] CID:271130
Il Trovatore {484}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/4/1983
Debut: Juan Pons
[Met Performance] CID:271170
Il Trovatore {485}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/8/1983
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:271560 
New Production
Arabella {24}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/10/1983
Debut: Milena Canonero
Review
[Met Performance] CID:271610
Arabella {25}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/14/1983
Debut: Ingrid Kremling
[Met Performance] CID:271640
La Bohème {850}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/17/1983
[Met Performance] CID:271700
Arabella {26}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/19/1983
[Met Performance] CID:271720
Arabella {27}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/22/1983
[Met Performance] CID:271730
La Bohème {851}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/23/1983
[Met Performance] CID:271750
Arabella {28}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/25/1983
[Met Performance] CID:271770
La Bohème {852}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/26/1983
[Met Performance] CID:271790
La Bohème {853}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/1/1983
[Met Performance] CID:271800
Arabella {29}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/2/1983
[Met Performance] CID:271830 Opera News
Arabella {30}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/5/1983
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:271840
La Bohème {854}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/5/1983
[Met Performance] CID:271870
La Bohème {855}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/8/1983
[Met Performance] CID:271910
La Bohème {856}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/12/1983
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:274620
La Traviata {701}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/26/1983
[Met Performance] CID:274660
La Traviata {702}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/1/1983
[Met Performance] CID:275290
La Traviata {703}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/28/1984
[Met Performance] CID:275320
La Traviata {704}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/1/1984
[Met Performance] CID:275350
La Traviata {705}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/4/1984
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:275510
Arabella {31}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/20/1984
Debut: Marek Janowski
[Met Performance] CID:275550
Arabella {32}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/24/1984
[Met Performance] CID:275600
Arabella {33}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/28/1984
[Met Performance] CID:275630
Arabella {34}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/2/1984
[Met Performance] CID:275660
Arabella {35}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/5/1984
Debut: Gail Dobish
[Met Performance] CID:275690
Arabella {36}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/8/1984
[Met Performance] CID:275700
New Production
Francesca da Rimini {12}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/9/1984
Debuts: Piero Faggioni, Ezio Frigerio, Franca Squarciapino
Review
[Met Performance] CID:275750
Francesca da Rimini {13}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/13/1984
[Met Performance] CID:275760
Arabella {37}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/14/1984
[Met Performance] CID:275800 Opera News
Arabella {38}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/17/1984
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:275810
Francesca da Rimini {14}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/17/1984
[Met Performance] CID:275850
Francesca da Rimini {15}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/22/1984
Cornell MacNeil’s 25th Anniversary
[Met Performance] CID:275890
Francesca da Rimini {16}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/26/1984
[Met Performance] CID:275920
Francesca da Rimini {17}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/29/1984
[Met Performance] CID:275980
Francesca da Rimini {18}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/3/1984
[Met Performance] CID:276030  Opera News
Francesca da Rimini {19}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/7/1984
Broadcast / Telecast
[Met Performance] CID:282210
New Production
Khovanshchina {5}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/14/1985
Debuts: Helga Dernesch, John Conklin
Shostakovich orchestration
Review
[Met Performance] CID:282270
Khovanshchina {6}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/19/1985
[Met Performance] CID:282300
Khovanshchina {7}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/23/1985
[Met Performance] CID:282340
Khovanshchina {8}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/26/1985
[Met Performance] CID:282360
Khovanshchina {9}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/29/1985
Review
[Met Performance] CID:282390
Khovanshchina {10}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/1/1985
[Met Performance] CID:282430
Khovanshchina {11}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/5/1985
[Met Performance] CID:282470
Khovanshchina {12}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/9/1985
[Met Performance] CID:282520
Khovanshchina {13}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/14/1985
[Met Performance] CID:282560
Khovanshchina {14}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/18/1985
[Met Performance] CID:283220
Khovanshchina {15}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/24/1986
[Met Performance] CID:283250
Khovanshchina {16}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/27/1986
[Met Performance] CID:283300
Khovanshchina {17}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/1/1986
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:283620
Francesca da Rimini {33}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/5/1986
[Met Performance] CID:291560
Khovanshchina {18}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/22/1988
Debuts: Stefania Toczyska, Timothy Noble, Elizabeth Knighton
[Met Performance] CID:291600
Khovanshchina {19}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/26/1988
[Met Performance] CID:291640
Khovanshchina {20}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/1/1988
[Met Performance] CID:291670
Khovanshchina {21}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/4/1988
[Met Performance] CID:291720
Khovanshchina {22}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/9/1988
[Met Performance] CID:291760
Khovanshchina {23}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/12/1988
[Met Performance] CID:291810
Khovanshchina {24}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/17/1988
[Met Performance] CID:291850
Khovanshchina {25}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/21/1988
[Met Performance] CID:291900
Khovanshchina {26}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/26/1988
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:291960
Il Trovatore {503}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/1/1988
Debut: Franco Bonanome
[Met Performance] CID:292010
Il Trovatore {504}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/6/1988
[Met Performance] CID:292050
Il Trovatore {505}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/9/1988
[Met Performance] CID:292070
Il Trovatore {506}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/12/1988
[Met Performance] CID:292100
Il Trovatore {507}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/15/1988
[Met Performance] CID:294010
Il Trovatore {512}
Metropolitan Opera House; 09/26/1988
Opening Night {104)
Bruce Crawford, General Manager
Debut: Jeffrey Wells
[Met Performance] CID:294040
Il Trovatore {513}
Metropolitan Opera House; 09/29/1988
[Met Performance] CID:294080
Il Trovatore {514}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/3/1988
[Met Performance] CID:294140
Il Trovatore {515}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/8/1988
Debut: Dolora Zajick
[Met Performance] CID:294160
Il Trovatore {516}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/11/1988
[Met Performance] CID:294200 
Il Trovatore {517}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/15/1988
Broadcast / Telecast
[Met Performance] CID:294230
Il Trovatore {518}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/18/1988
Debut: Arthur Fagen
[Met Performance] CID:300140
Il Trovatore {535}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/27/1990
Debut: Sharon Sweet
Review
[Met Performance] CID:300190
Il Trovatore {536}
Metropolitan Opera House; 05/2/1990
[Met Performance] CID:300210
Il Trovatore {537}
Metropolitan Opera House; 05/5/1990
[Met Performance] CID:302020
Der Rosenkavalier {319}
Metropolitan Opera House; 09/25/1990
Debuts: Felicity Lott, Juliana Gondek, Joel Evans, Deborah Saverance
[Met Performance] CID:302070
Der Rosenkavalier {320}
Metropolitan Opera House; 09/29/1990
[Met Performance] CID:302110
Der Rosenkavalier {321}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/4/1990
[Met Performance] CID:302160
Der Rosenkavalier {322}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/9/1990
[Met Performance] CID:302200
Der Rosenkavalier {323}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/13/1990
[Met Performance] CID:302240
Der Rosenkavalier {324}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/17/1990
[Met Performance] CID:302280
Der Rosenkavalier {325}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/20/1990
[Met Performance] CID:302710
La Traviata {756}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/4/1990
[Met Performance] CID:302750
La Traviata {757}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/8/1990
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:302800
La Traviata {758}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/13/1990
Debut: Haijing Fu
[Met Performance] CID:302960
La Traviata {759}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/29/1990
[Met Performance] CID:302980
La Traviata {760}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/1/1991
[Met Performance] CID:303030
La Traviata {761}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/5/1991
[Met Performance] CID:307100
La Bohème {968}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/12/1992

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