Gaston Rivero as Faust in Budapest

2011.02.09. 09:03


The young Uruguayan-American tenor, Gaston Rivero, having already established himself as a fast-rising talent, appears as Faust in Boito's Mefistofele at the Hungarian State Opera Budapest.
Gaston Rivero
Gaston Rivero

Gaston Rivero's professional debut came in 2003 with the Broadway production of Puccini's La Bohème, in New York City, by Australian film director and producer Baz Luhrman. Mr. Rivero's international credits on the operatic stage include the roles of Don José in Carmen; Agamennone in Vittorio Gnecchi's Cassandra with the Deutsche Oper Berlin; Radames in Aida and Manrico in Il Trovatore at the Stadttheater Klagenfurt; B. F. Pinkerton in Madame Butterfly at the Staatstheater Nürnberg; Alfredo in Verdi's La Traviata with Palm Beach Opera and Roméo in Roméo et Juliette with Opera Carolina and PORTopera.

During the upcoming seasons Mr Rivero will return to the Deutsche Oper Berlin in order to perform the roles of Rodolfo in La Boheme, Don José in Carmen and Cloriviere in Respighi's Maria Victoire, Manrico in Il Trovatore with the Grand Theatre Opera National de Bordeaux, the Croatian National Thearter Zagreb and the Stadttheater Klagenfurt, Des Grieux in Puccini's Manon Lescaut and Rodolfo in La Boheme at the Staatstheater Darmstad.

Gaston Rivero has received a number of awards including the 28th International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition, the Fritz and Lavinia Jensen Foundation, The Gerda Lissner Foundation, The Concurso Internacional de Canto Montserrat Caballe, The Giulio Gari Foundation, The Licia Albanese Puccini Foundation, The Dixy Drechsler Scholarship from The Opera Foundation, Inc., The Vidda Award from Opera Orchestra of New York 2007-2008 and Grand Finalist in Plácido Domingo's OPERALIA competition 2006, The Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Vocal Competition 2005 and the Concurso Internacional de Canto Francisco Vinas 2008.

Gaston Rivero made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2002. His frequent appearances at Carnegie Hall have included Mozart's Vesperae Solennes de Confesore; Ariel Ramírez's Misa Criolla and several roles with Opera Orchestra of New York. Gaston Rivero continues to study with Maestro Eugene Kohn and Maestro Israel Gursky.