David Gustafson, Tenor   
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Internationally recognized for his robust, expressive voice, tenor David Gustafson made his San Francisco Opera debut in 2010 as Sentinelle in Cyrano Di Bergerac starring Placido Domingo.

Most recently heard as Edgardo (Lucia di Lammemoor) Eugene Opera, an operatic concert debut in Tokyo, Turridu (Cavalleria Rusticana) and Canio (Pagliacci) Opera San Luis Obispo,  Otello (Otello) Festival Opera, and as Cavaradossi (Tosca), Tony in the world premier of (Heart of the Soldier) San Francisco Opera, Gustafson’s roles range from Radames (Aïda), Calaf (Turandot),  Pinkerton (Butterfly), Rodolfo (Bohème) and Alfredo (Traviata) to Ernesto (Don Pasquale), Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni), Tamino (Magic Flute), Ferrando (Così fan tutte), Ramiro (Cenerentola), Lionel (Martha), Beppe (Pagliacci), Alfred (Fledermaus), Nemorino (Elixir of Love), and others.

A frequent oratorio singer, Gustafson has sung masses of Beethoven, Verdi, Mozart, Schubert and Haydn, Messiah (Handel), Magnificat in D and cantatas of J.S. Bach, as well as Carmina Burana (Orff), Seven Deadly Sins (Weill) and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9. In addition he sang the world premiere, presented by Eugene Symphony, of Robert Kyr’s Symphony No. 9 as well as its European premiere, in Denmark.

Heard internationally as Count Almaviva (Barbiere) with the Shanghai Broadcasting Orchestra, the production being the Chinese premier of the Rossini masterpiece. In addition to live London performances at Abbey Road Studio, London, Gustafson recorded Prince Hal/Henry V (Getty’s Plump Jack) with the London Philharmonia.

In 2006 Gustafson headlined the Gala Opening Concert of the Cesky Krumlov International Music Festival in the Czech Republic. And each year he sings a series of recitals in Valencia, Spain, also preparing choirs of the American School of Valencia for their Christmas concerts. 

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