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David Portillo

About this Artist

Praised by Opera News for producing “high notes with ease, singing with a luxuriant warm glow that seduced the ear as he bounded about the stage with abandon,” American tenor David Portillo has established himself as a leading classical singer of his generation. Projects for recent seasons include Tamino in The Magic Flute at the Metropolitan Opera, Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, the Italian Singer in Der Rosenkavalier with Santa Fe Opera, and Ferrando in Così fan tutte with the Dallas Opera.

Portillo’s appearances with orchestras include performances as the tenor soloist in Mozart’s Requiem, Beethoven’s Mass in C Major, and Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass with Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl and with the Los Angeles Master Chorale in Mozart’s Requiem with Grant Gershon.

Portillo is an alumnus of the Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago, Merola Opera Program at San Francisco Opera, and Wolf Trap Opera in Vienna, VA. He grew up in San Antonio, TX, and lives in northern New Jersey.