Tenor David Santiago - Headshot by Dario Acosta

David Santiago is a versatile lyric tenor whose repertoire ranges from Bel Canto to Verismo. A graduate of Mannes College of Music, he has performed under the baton of Maestro George Manahan in the Emmy Award winning production of La Boheme “Live from Lincoln Center”. While at New York City Opera, David also performed with Maestro Joseph Colaneri.

Tenor David Santiago launched the 2017/2018 season with the Bravo Alliance of Performing Artists Opera Gala Concert. He sang Jaquino in Fidelio and this spring Flavio in Norma as a guest of STC. His passion for opera continued in a concert with soprano Stacy Dove and Pianist Ben Blozan from Greensboro Opera. Appropriately titled "Bel Canto". It was a high note and a first at the International Home Furnishings Market in Highpoint, N.C. David was able to bring his two worlds together, Italian artistry and design meet Opera. With overwhelming support from the design & music community, sponsored by Greensboro, Steinway & Sons and Sherwin-Williams, David continues to be an advocate of the arts. In May 2018, he celebrated Spanish music and Zarzuela in a concert for Bravo Alliance "Classic Spain". Summer finds David as a soloist with Masters Works in Mozarts' Requiem and J.S. Bach Cantata 196 (Der Herr denket an uns) with music director and conductor Chris Shepard. In July, he will cover the Verdi Requiem with conductor Martin Sedak. Later this winter, David will embark on an audition and concert tour throughout Germany, Italy and Spain.

In the 2015/2016 season, Tenor David Santiago appeared in the Concert Paris: Part 1 featuring French Composers Bizet, Massenet & Donizetti, of which the "St. Suplice" scene from Manon was a highlight.

"Your fabulous voice is matched by your effervescent personality and exceptional stage presence. You were outstanding in your acting, singing and phrasing. The audience's response was marvelous...they loved every minute you were on stage."
- Joanne Williams, President - Bravo Alliance of Performing Artists

The 2014 season found David performing with the Amici Opera as Edmondo in Manon Lescaut, Prunier in La Rondine, Macduff in Macbeth, the title role "The Earl of Essex" in Roberto Devereux and Giannetto in the Verismo Opera La Cena delle Beffe. He was cast for the tenor role in  Mozart’s Réquiem with Masterwork Chorus’ Summer Sings.  David ended the season with his debut as Alfredo in La Traviata in Atlantic City, NJ.  

In past seasons, David made his Carnegie Hall debut (Weill Recital Hall), in an event sponsored by Operafest, LLC. He was cast as Nemorino in L’Elisir d’Amore and The Messenger in Aida with the Amato Opera. Other roles include Alfred in Die Fledermaus, Ferrando in Cosi Fan Tutte, Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor, Little Bat in Susannah, Fritz in L’amico Fritz and Max in Der Freischutz. He was a featured soloist with the Bravo Alliance of Performing Artists in Travelogue: Eastern Europe, a concert featuring composers from Eastern European countries.

An avid recitalist, David performed a variety of works, which have included Benjamin Britten’s Folk Songs of the British Isles and Richard Strauss’s 6 Lieder aus “Lotosblatter”. His passion for the Italian  repertoire has led David to perform Donizetti’s Composizioni da Camera, Bellini’s Tre ariette and Sei arietta, as well as programs which included compositions by Respighi, Pergolesi, Caldara and Tosti. In addition, David has also sung a program which focused primarily on songs by Russian composers Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky.



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