“David Portillo’s agile and sweetly sung apprentice David deservedly steals the show” The Independent, 2016
Praised for his impeccable clarity and beautiful tone, American tenor David Portillo is emerging as a major lyric talent and looks set for an important operatic and concert career on both sides of the Atlantic.
After making his debut at the Wiener Staatsoper in 2014 as Conte Almaviva (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Portillo went on to make his debuts at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence as Lurcanio (Ariodante) and then at the 2014 Salzburger Festspiele in concert performances of La favorite alongside Elina Garanča and Juan Diego Flórez. He was invited back to Aix for Pedrillo in Martin Kušej’s new production of Die Entführung aus dem Serail and reprises the role for his debut at De Nationale Opera this season under Jérémie Rhorer. David also debuts at Oper Frankfurt this season as Tamino (Die Zauberflöte) and joins the English Concert as Lurcanio on tour in the US and Europe alongside Joyce DiDonato’s Ariodante.