David Astorga

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(tenor)

David Astorga studied music and singing at the National University of Costa Rica (2009–2011) and later at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels (2011–2012). After that he followed the young artists programs of Flanders Opera in Gent and has been a student of Placido Domingo for three years in his academy at the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia in Valencia. Astorga has collaborated with conductors, such as Zubin Mehta, Placido Domingo, Sigiswald Kuijken, Federico Maria Sardelli, Sebastiano Rolli. He has sung in Vlaamse Oper Antwerp, Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia (Valencia), Teatro Arriaga (Bilbao), Teatro de la Maestranza (Sevilla); Teatro Principal de Palma, Teatro Comunale among others. His repertoire includes the following roles: Acteon (Charpentier’s “Acteon“), Dario (Vivaldi’s “L’incoronazione di Dario”), Rossini’s Don Ramiro (“La Cenerentola”), Almaviva (“Il Barbiere di Siviglia”), the Gingerbread Witch (Humperdinck’s “Hansel und Gretel”), Mozart’s Tamino (“Die Zauberflöte”), Don Ottavio (“Don Giovanni”), Belmonte (“Die Entfürung aus dem Serail”), Fenton (Verdi’s “Falstaff”), Nemorino (Donizetti’s “L’elisir d’amore”), and now he is preparing his next engagements for Faust (Gounod’s “Faust”), Alfredo (Verdi’s “La traviata”) and Javier (main tenor role of the zarzuela “Luisa Fernanda”), showing an evolution from the light repertoire to the full lyric tenor. He has been awarded with the Young Singer Prize (2015, Spiros Argiris International Singing Competition, Italy), the Grand Prix (2015, Maria Callas International Singing Competition, Brazil), first prize of Salice D’Oro (2017) and second prize of Concurso Tenerife (2017). This year Astorga made a very successful debut as Alfredo in “La Traviata” in Tenerife, where he is resident artist. Next year he will debut in the role of the Duke of Mantua in Verdi’s “Rigoletto” in Italy.

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