A remarkable spinto tenor
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.
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 and Théâtre Royal de La Monnaie Bruxelles,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, Manrico in Il Trovatore at Grand Theatre Opera National de Bordeaux, the Singer in Der Rosenkavalier at Grand Théâtre de Genève, Ismaele in Nabucco at Teatro Massimo di Palermo, Des Grieux in Manon Lescaut 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 and Radames in Aida at The Royal Opera House Muscat
Gaston Rivero worked with Regie and film directors Baz Luhrmann, Philipp Stölzl, Johannes Schaaf and Kirsten Harms. 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 Anthony Bramall.
Upcoming engagements include the title role in Verdi's Othello and Radames in Aida at Aalto Musiktheater Essen at Deutsche Oper Berlin, Pinkerton in Madame Butterfly at Savonlinna Opera Festival, Manrico in Il Trovatore at Opera Ostfold Norway, Johnson in La Fanciulla del West, Mario Cavaradossi in Tosca, the title role in Don Carlo and Calaf in Turandot at Oper Leipzig.