Manager: William G. Guerri
Management Territory: Worldwide
The real reason to catch this revival is David Lomeli, a young Mexican tenor making the first round of what I hope will be many New York appearances...he has a lovely halo of peach fuzz around his tone, a tender, natural way with a phrase, and a seductive high pianissimo. New York Magazine - Justin Davidson
Mr. Lomeli's way with physical comedy and his sweet, effortlessly lyrical yet penetrating tenor make him a mesmerizing presence. The Wall Street Journal - Heidi Waleson
The breakout star of the company's revival of "The Elixir of Love" is the tenor David Lomeli, who swept Placido Domingo's Operalia competition five years ago and here delivers an endearing performance as a shy, clumsy Nemorino with a honeyed sound and a penchant for diminuendos. The New Yorker
Mexican tenor David Lomelí’s performances have garnered tremendous critical acclaim with Zachary Woolfe of The New York Times calling his New York City Opera performances of Nemorino “a terrific debut,” The Independent’s Edward Seckerson praising his “bright vibrant top and bags of conviction” in his Glyndebourne Festival debut performances as Rodolfo in “La bohème”, and Operasora announcing him an “up-coming tenor star” after performances as the Duke in “Rigoletto” with Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe.
Critically acclaimed for his performances as the legendary Verdi character, David Lomelí portrays the Duke with three companies this season and . . . adds the new roles of Graf Leicester and Riccardo Percy to his repertoire with company debuts at Oper Frankfurt in concert performances of “Maria Stuarda” and at Oper Köln in a new production of “Anna Bolena”. Beginning in August, Lomelí performs with Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl in concert performances of “Rigoletto”, followed immediately by September performances at San Francisco Opera under the baton of Nicola Luisotti, concluding in April 2013 with a new production of the opera at Deutsche Oper Berlin led by Pablo Heras-Casado. Further highlighting the young tenor’s 2012-13 season are performances of Verdi’s monumental “Requiem” with Philharmonie Essen and his first-ever solo recital at the Mondavi Arts Center on the campus of UC Davis.
Successful performances in past seasons have included engagements with Santa Fe Opera, Theater Basel in Switzerland and Pacific Symphony (Rodolfo in “La bohème”), New York City Opera (Nemorino in “L’elisir d’amore”), Deutsche Oper Berlin (Alfredo in “La traviata” and Edgardo in “Lucia di Lammermoor”), Houston Grand Opera (“La traviata”), Pittsburgh Opera (“Lucia di Lammermoor”), Opéra de Lille (MacDuff in “Macbeth”), Michigan Opera Theater (Don Ottavio in “Don Giovanni”), Madison Opera (the title role in Gounod’s “Faust”), Canadian Opera Company and Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe in Germany (Duke of Mantua in “Rigoletto”), as well as festival performances at the Glyndebourne Festival (“La bohème”). Among Lomelí’s most important concert engagements were performances of Verdi’s Requiem with the Los Angeles Philharmonic led by Gustavo Dudamel and with the Berlin Philharmonic under Maestro Mariss Jansons. He has also sung in concert with the Oslo Philharmonic, Prague Philharmonic, Hamburg Symphony, Munich Radio Orchestra and Sinfonieorchester Basel.
The international opera community first took notice of David Lomelí in 2006 when the young tenor – then only 25 years old – scored a stunning double victory in Plácido Domingo’s Operalia competition. At that time, David was the only singer to ever win a first place prize in both the opera and zarzuela divisions. In addition to the Operalia competition, Lomelí was a first place winner at the national tenor competition in Merida, Mexico and secured prizes at the Palm Beach Opera Competition, the Montserrat Caballé Competition, and the José Iturbi Voice Competition, where he was also given the People’s Choice Award.
- 6/21/2013 7:00 PM
- Smetana Hall
- Prague, Czech Republic
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