Texas tenor David Portillo recently joined the roster of the Teatro alla Scala, where he covered the role of Don Ottavio. Other engagements include Almaviva with Tulsa Opera, Belmonte in Die Entführung aus dem Serail with Pittsburgh Opera, Renaud in Gluck’s Armide with the Metropolitan Opera and Juilliard School, Ferrando in Così fan tutte with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Lord Percy in Anna Bolena with Minnesota Opera, Don Ottavio with the Opera Company of Philadelphia, Tonio in La Fille du Regiment with Fort Worth Opera, a return to the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Ferdinand in Thomas Ades’ The Tempest for the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, and the dual role of Saint-Preux/Colin in a world premiere opera by Philippe Fénelon for Grand Théâtre de Genève in Switzerland. He makes his debut with Music of the Baroque in the October 2012 performances of Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass.
Other opera highlights include Don Ottavio with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Rinuccio in Gianni Schicci with the Castleton Festival in Virginia, Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia with Pittsburgh Opera, Ferrando with Virginia Opera, Tonio in La Fille du Regiment with Dayton Opera, and Trin in La fanciulla del West at Lyric Opera of Chicago. As part of Lyric’s Ryan Opera Center, he performed as Gastone in La traviata and the Sailor in Tristan und Isolde, and covered Fenton in Falstaff, Nadir in Les Pêcheurs de perles, and Count Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia. David Portillo is also an alumnus of the Merola Opera Program at San Francisco Opera and Wolf Trap Opera in Washington, DC.