soloist in the la phil's world premiere of NIMBUS  |  photo credit: john kim

soloist in the la phil's world premiere of NIMBUS  |  photo credit: john kim

as oreste in gluck's iphigénie en tauride photo credit: kristina jacinth

as oreste in gluck's iphigénie en tauride

photo credit: kristina jacinth

DAVID CASTILLO is a New Orleans-native performing artist who delivers "impassioned," (LA Times) "beautifully sung and confidently acted" (Opera News) performances in the US and Europe.  Castillo collaborates on and creates many cutting edge projects in music and theatre.  He served as a soloist with the LA Philharmonic, The Cleveland Orchestra, the New Orleans Opera, the LA Opera, the LA Master Chorale, The Industry, the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Le Salon de Musiques, the Horizon Music Group, and Off-Broadway. He collaborated with Conductors Franz Welser-Möst, Grant Gershon, Reimbert de Leeus, Christopher Rountree, Josep Caballé-Domenech, Douglas Kinney Frost, and Brent McMunn and Directors Yuval Sharon, James Darrah, Ken Cazan, Ed Berkeley, Melissa Crespo and Brad Dalton. A frequent interpreter of new music, he originated works of Louis Andriessen, Andrew McIntosh, Shawn Kirchner, Jeffrey Parola, Logan Skelton, Rand Steiger, and David Rosenboom.  He made his European Debut at La Mairie du 3e arrondissement de Paris with pianist Francois Chouchan performing Schubert's Winterreise, a work they previously performed in Los Angeles and New Orleans.  The 16-17 season includes his debuts with The Cleveland Orchestra in Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande with Maestro Franz Welser-Möst and Director Yuval Sharon, with Long Beach Opera in Rodríguez's Frida, with Mojacar Flamenco in Romance Sonambulo, and with the Los Angeles Doctors Symphony in Brahms' Ein deutsches Requiem.  He returns to the LA Philharmonic in the world premiere of NIMBUS and to cover Singer/Actor in Night and Dreams: A Schubert/Beckett Recital, to The Industry for the world premiere of Bonnie and Clyde and Little Bear, to Off-Broadway to reprise the role of Atzuko and to cover Figaro in ¡Figaro! (90210), to Le Salon de Musiques to perform Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, and to Loyola New Orleans in Skelton’s Letters to Santa.

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16/17 Season Highlights

  • Debut with THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA in Pelléas et Mélisande with Maestro Franz Welser-Möst and Director Yuval Sharon

  • Debut with LONG BEACH OPERA in Frida.

  • World Premieres with the LA PHIL, The INDUSTRY, & LOYOLA NOLA.

  • Return OFF-BROADWAY as Atzuko in ¡Figaro! (90210)

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CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • World Premieres with the LA PHIL, THE INDUSTRY, LA OPERA, LA MASTER CHORALE, USC, LOYOLA NOLA

  • European Debut in Paris performing WINTERREISE with pianist Francois Chouchan

  • National TV Debut on America's Got Talent

 

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