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” with the New York City Opera.
The 2018 season found David bringing Opera for the first time to High Point Market, NC, together with Soprano Stacy Dove in a concert titled “Bel Canto Gala”, presenting selections from Elizir D’Amore, Carmen, La Traviata and Cilea. Later that spring, he performed in Montclair, NJ in a concert titled “Classical Spain: Zarzuela & Opera”. David spent his summer savoring in the Oratorio Repertoire as a soloist for Masterwork Chorus performing the Mozart & Verdi Requiems, with music directors, Dr. Chris Shepard and Martin Sedek.
Tenor David Santiago launched the 2017 Spring Season with the Bravo Alliance of Performing Artists Opera Gala Concert. In May, he added the role of Jaquino in Beethoven’s Fidelio and later this fall he will revisit the role of Macduff in Verdi’s Macbeth.
"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
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.
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