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
- 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
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
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