Hailed as a “remarkable Spinto tenor” Gaston Rivero is worldwide recognized for his dynamic stage presence, dark timbre and wide range of flexibility.


Recent and future engagements include among others:

  • Calaf/Turandot, the title role in Otello and Cavaradossi/Tosca at Teatro Petruzzelli di Bari;
  • the title roles in Verdi’s Don Carlo & Otello and Canio/I Pagliacci at Aalto Musiktheater Essen;
  • Radames/Aida at Czech National Opera House, at Savonlinna Opera Festival, at Teatro Regio di Torino, and the Latvian National Opera;
  • Manrico/Il Trovatore, Ismaele/Nabucco, Pinkerton/Madama Butterfly, Dick Johnson/La Fanciulla del West, Rodolfo/La Boheme, Don José/Carmen, Mario Cavaradossi/Tosca, the title role in Don Carlo, and a performance in the Opernball at Oper Leipzig;
  • the title role in Otello at Staatstheater Darmstadt;
  • Riccardo/Un ballo in maschera at Oper Köln;
  • Des Grieux/Manon Lescaut and Dick Johnson/La fanciulla del West at the Hungarian National Opera in Budapest;
  • Radames/Aida, the title role in Verdi’s Don Carlo (a reinvite) and Calaf/Turandot at the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre;
  • Manrico/Il Trovatore in Jesi, Novara, Rovigo and Treviso;
  • Don José/Carmen, the title role in Otello and Marcello/La Bohème (by Leoncavallo, concertante) at Teatro Massimo Bellini di Catania;
  • Calaf/Turandot at Teatro Verdi di Padova and the Latvian National Opera;
  • the title role of Don Carlo at the Hungarian State Opera and the Latvian National Opera;
  • a concert w. Arena di Verona in Zagreb, Croatia;
  • concerts in Miami, Dresden, and Budapest.


During the 2002-2003 season Gaston Rivero joined the ensemble of the Baz Luhrmann’s production of Puccini’s La Boheme on Broadway in New York City.

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.

In 2021 Gaston Rivero became a member of the voice teachers team of Lotte Lehmann’s Akademie in Perleberg, Brandenburg, Germany. The Academy each year transforms the German city into an international meeting point for Opera. This prestigious position allows Mr. Rivero to join a passionate community of mentors preparing emerging opera singers for professional work while sharing with them essential expertise, experience, support, and motivation for a lasting professional career in Opera.


Gaston Rivero – Aida by G. Verdi – Celeste Aida (Latvian National Opera, Feb. 2024)

Gaston Rivero – La Boheme by R. Leoncavallo – “Musetta! Testa adorata” (Teatro Massimo Bellini Catania, Dec. 2022)

Gaston Rivero and Maestro Richard Cock – Turandot by G. Puccini – Nessun dorma (RMB Starlight Classics)

Gaston Rivero – Aida by G. Verdi – O terra addio (Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre, Nov. 2023)

Gaston Rivero – Il trovatore by G. Verdi – Ah si ben mio / Di quella pira (Teatro Pergolesi Jesi, Oct. 2022)

Gaston Rivero – Carmen by G. Bizet – La fleur que tu m’avais jetée – Catania, Feb 2020


Carmen by G. Bizet at Teatro Massimo Bellini, Catania – Feb 2020

“La miglior sorpresa della serata è stato il don José di Gaston Rivero, che punta sulla schiettezza di un bel timbro da lirico e, nell’aria, azzarda anche alcune meditate, suadenti mezzevoci; dovrà ancora perfezionare una presenza scenica non sempre credibile, così come un gioco di dinamiche ancora da definire.”

– Giuseppe Montemagno,

Butterfly’s castle: Puccini soars at Savonlinna – Jul 2018

“The Pinkerton of Gaston Rivero makes a noble sound for such an ignoble figure, his ringing head notes helped by the spacious reverberance of the acoustic. He was powerfully ardent in the love duet…”

– Roy Westbrook, 

Otello by G. Verdi at Aalto-Musiktheater Essen – Feb 2018

“Gaston Rivero lotet das in der Hauptrolle nicht nur gesanglich perfekt und kraftvoll aus, sondern auch optisch mit bodygebuildetem, nacktem, stellenweise blutverschmiertem Oberkörper.”

– Peter Bilsing,  


All events in April 2024: Singers

April 2024 All Events: Singers

Amidst the bustling spring season in the classical music realm, we’re delighted to unveil all projects (premieres/first performances) our Singers…