Biography

Hailed as a “remarkable Spinto tenor” Gaston Rivero is worldwide recognized for his dynamic stage presence, dark timbre and wide range of flexibility. During the 2002-2003 season he joined the ensemble of the Baz Luhrmann’s production of Puccini’s La Boheme on Broadway in New York City.

Future highlights include the role of Calaf in Turandot at Teatro Petruzzelli di Bari, the title roles in Verdi's Don Carlo & Othello at Aalto Musiktheater Essen; the role of Dick Johnson in La Fanciulla del West, Mario Cavaradossi in Tosca, Rodolfo in La Boheme, Don Jose in Carmen and the title role in Don Carlo at Oper Leipzig and the role of Calaf in Turandot at Teatro Verdi di Padova.

Company credits include Manrico in Il Trovatore, the title role in Don Carlo, Gabriele Adorno in Simon Boccanegra and Macduff in Macbeth at Staatsoper Berlin; Radames in Aida at Opéra National de Paris Bastille, Arena di Verona, Théâtre Royal de La Monnaie Bruxelles and The Royal Opera House Muscat, Calaf in Turandot at Teatro Regio Torino, Ismaele in Nabucco at Opera de Monte Carlo, Mario Cavaradossi in Tosca at Oper Leipzig, Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana, Don Jose in Carmen and Rodolfo in La Bohème at Deutsche Oper Berlin, Don Jose in Carmen at New National Theater Tokyo, the Singer in Der Rosenkavalier at Grand Théâtre de Genève, Ismaele in Nabucco at Teatro Massimo di Palermo, Des Grieux in Manon Lescaut at Teatro Filarmonico di Verona, the title role in Otello at Aalto Musiktheater Essen, Rodolfo in Luisa Miller at Staatstheater Stuttgart, the title role in Faust and Romeo et Juliette at the Israeli Opera Tel Aviv, Don Jose at Teatro Verdi di Trieste, Manrico in Il Trovatore at Opera Ostfold Norway.

Gaston Rivero worked with Regie and film directors Baz Luhrmann, Philipp Stölzl, Johannes Schaaf. His career began in earnest when his early mentor the conductor Eugene Kohn recognized his talent, trained him privately and helped launch his career. Since then Gaston Rivero collaborated worldwide with renowned conductors such as Daniel Barenboim, Zubin Mehta, Ulf Schirmer, Daniel Oren and Gianandrea Noseda.

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