Count Almaviva in The Barber of Seville. Previously: Tamino in The Magic Flute (2015).
About the Artist:
David Portillo made his HGO debut in 2015 as Tamino in The Magic Flute. His engagements this season include two role debuts at the Metropolitan Opera: Eduardo in the North American premiere of Thomas Adès’s The Exterminating Angel and as Camille de Rosillon in The Merry Widow. In Europe, he will make two important house debuts, at the Deutsche Oper Berlin as Count Libenskof in Il viaggio a Reims, and the Bavarian State Opera as Pasquale in Orlando Paladino. He will sing Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni for his debut with the Dallas Opera. Orchestral highlights include Mozart’s Requiem with Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl. Recent roles include Ferrando in Così fan tutte with Opera Australia in a new production by Sir David McVicar, conducted by Jonathan Darlington; Jacquino in Fidelio at the Metropolitan Opera; Tamino for his debut with Frankfurt Opera; Pedrillo in The Abduction from the Seraglio for a debut with Dutch National Opera; Don Ramiro in La Cenerentola with San Diego Opera; and Dr. Richardson in the world premiere of Missy Mazzoli and Royce Vavrek’s Breaking the Waves at Opera Philadelphia. Recent concert performances included an international tour of Handel’s Ariodante in the role of Lurcanio, conducted by Harry Bicket, with tour stops in New York, London, Vienna, and Paris, among others; and, in Japan, Count Almaviva with Marc Minkowski and Ensemble Kanazawa.