Rising star, Colombian tenor David Guzman, is known for his exquisite tone and impeccable musicianship. He has been praised for his “impressive tenor, singing with force and ease throughout his range, with ringing tone at full voice, thoughtful in quieter moments.” (Houston Chronicle) The tenor begins the 2017 - 2018 season as Orpheus in Orpheus in the Underworld in a return engagement with Western Plains Opera and then performs as Alfredo in La Traviata with Sarasota Opera.
During the 2016-2017 season the tenor joined Western Plains Opera as the Duke in Rigoletto, Knoxville Opera as Leicester in Maria Stuarda, and Lyric Opera of Chicago to cover the role of Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor. As Ramiro in La Cenerentola with Opera Tampa, he was singled out for his “bright and power tenor that hits a bull’s-eye on distant targets…Guzman remains one to watch. It would not be surprising at all if he ascents to significant heights.” (Tampa Bay Times) During the previous season he performed as Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor with Heartbeat Opera and covered the role of Aureliano in Rossini’s Aureliano in Palmira at the Caramoor Center for Music and Arts.
Recent highlights include the Duke in Rigoletto with Opera Tampa, Rafael of Foglia/Martinez's To Cross the Face of the Moon with Arizona Opera, as well as performances with Lyric Opera of San Diego, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Houston Grand Opera and at the Theatre du Chatelet in Par-is.
Mr. Guzman made his Carnegie Hall debut as a soloist in Gonzalez’s Misa Azteca with Mid-America Productions followed by performances of Mozart's Coronation Mass at Alice Tully Hall and Mozart’s Vespers at Avery Fisher Hall with DCINY in New York City. Additional performances of note include The Duke in Rigoletto with North Shore Opera Festival in New York, Rodolfo in La Bohème with Opera in the Heights in Houston, Don Jose in Carmen with Long Island Opera, Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore with Divaria Productions, Alfredo in La Traviata with Bronx Opera and Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi with Salt Marsh Opera and Edgardo in Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor with Stony Brook Opera.