B i o g r a p h y
David Silvano is an emerging Peruvian-American tenor with a powerful, yet vibrant and flexible voice and a natural talent for acting. While he has a particular passion for the Romantic and post-Romantic repertoire, he is at home in a wide variety of styles.
He has recently performed his role premiere as Don José in Bizet's beloved opera Carmen in the Summer of 2023 with Chicago Summer Opera. As a Resident Artist with Indianapolis Opera, he is slated to cover the same role and will sing the role of El Remendado under the baton of Maestro Alfred Savia. Mr. Silvano is also very much looking forward to his role debut as The Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto with Mobile Opera in 2024.
Mr. Silvano has performed with the Handel Messiah Society of Grand Junction as a tenor soloist, and performed the role of Martin in Copland's The Tender Land, with the Ralph Opera Program at Colorado State University. In the Summer of 2022, he sang the role of Theodore Billings in the staged premiere of Clint Borzoni and John de los Santos's The Copper Queen with Marble City Opera where he was praised by Arts Knoxville for bringing "a deliciously romantic lyrical side" to the character. He also performed the role of Ferrando in Mozart's Così fan Tutte and Aeneas in Purcell's Dido and Aeneas with the Ralph Opera Program. He has appeared in productions with Boulder Opera Company, Art Song Colorado, Opera Fort Collins, and Loveland Opera Theatre among others.
Mr. Silvano has performed and studied a number of roles and scenes with Colorado Mesa University (CMU) Opera. Some of these include The Witch in Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel, Francis Flute in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, as well as scenes from Bizet’s Carmen (as Don José), Puccini’s La Bohème (as Rodolfo), and Bizet’s Les pêcheurs de perles (as Nadir).
Mr. Silvano holds a BM in vocal performance from Colorado Mesa University and a MM in vocal performance from Colorado State University where he studied with John Robert Lindsey.