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Castillo, David Baritone
Filipino-American baritone David Castillo is a Los Angeles based singer, actor, teacher, and entrepreneur known for delivering "impassioned" (LA Times) performances "beautifully sung and confidently acted" (Opera News). He is a performer with a vast repertoire of music ranging from the baroque period to world premieres composed for his voice. The 15/16 season includes two World Premieres, his European debut performing Winterreise with Francois Chouchan at the Mairie du Troisieme Arrondissement in Paris, and his return to Le Salon de Musiques at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. He also is a member of VOX, a vocal quartet recently featured on America's Got Talent. The New Orleans native has performed World Premieres with the Los Angeles Opera and Los Angeles Master Chorale, West Coast Premieres as Britten's Owen Wingrave and as Ferdinand in Hoiby's The Tempest; and many leading characters such as Oreste in Iphigénie en Tauride, Le Mari in Les Mamelles de Tirésias; Papageno in The Magic Flute; Dr. Malatesta in Don Pasquale; Belcore in The Elixir of Love; Sid in Albert Herring; Des Grieux in Massenet’s Le portrait de Manon; Il Barone di Trombonok in Il Viaggio a Reims; Marco in Gianni Schicchi; and L’Horloge Comtoise, Le Fauteuil and L’Arbre in L’Enfant et les Sortilèges. David has been honored as the 2010 Grand Prize Winner of the Steward Brady Competition, a 2011 Metropolitan Opera National Council Regional Finalist, a 2010 National Finalist in Classical Singer’s University Competition, the 2013 Runner-up and 2012 Encouragement Award Recipient from the Palm Springs Opera Guild Competition, and a multiple Opera Buffs, Inc. Grant Recipient. He received his Master of Music from the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music under Rod Gilfry and his Bachelor of Music from Loyola University New Orleans under the late Philip Frohnmayer. He has trained with the Aspen Opera Theatre Center, Green Mountain Opera Festival, Thriving Creating Artists, and the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival.
Buffs Performance(s): 3/10/2013; 3/15/2015
Grants awarded: Grant awarded in July, 2015
Website: http://www.davidthesinger.com

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