On his debut with the Metropolitan Opera as Conte di Luna, The New York Times wrote: "Genaro Sulvarán has a dark-hued voice and sings with dramatic force".
Genaro Sulvarán began his operatic career in 1991 as Escamillo in Carmen at Teatro de Bellas Artes in Mexico City. His recent performances have included the dramatic Verdi roles of Macbeth, Rigoletto, Nabucco, Simon Boccanegra, Jago, Renato, Amonasro, Giorgio Germont and Conte di Luna. His repertoire also includes the verismo roles Alfio, Tonio, Scarpia, Barnaba, Carlo Gérard and from the German repertoire, the title role of Wagner’s Der fliegende Holländer.
Genaro Sulvarán has performed at prestigious theatres and concert halls all over the world, such as the Metropolitan Opera, Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, Teatro Massimo di Palermo, Teatro Giuseppe Verdi di Trieste, Teatro Municipal of Rio de Janeiro, Teatro la Maestranza of Sevilla, Teatro Cervantes of Málaga, Teatro Euskalduna in Bilbao, Biscaya Arena of Bilbao, Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona, Teatro Cuyás in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Auditorio Príncipe de Asturias in Oviedo, Palais des Festivals de Santander, Hallé in Manchester, Hong Kong Opera House, Teatro de Bellas Artes in San Juán Puerto Rico, Teatro de la Opera in Bogota Colombia, Seattle Opera and most frequently, at Teatro del Palacio de Bellas Artes in his native Mexico City.
He participated in the recording of La Traviata as Giorgio Germont with soprano Cristina Gallardo-Domas and Malaga Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Enrique Patrón de Rueda at the Villamaría Theatre in Jerez de la Frontera for the Spanish Radio and Television. He recorded the title role of Rigoletto in a production of the Sydney Opera House in Macau, and the title role of Simon Boccanegra in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.