Livermore Valley Opera Bios


David Gustafson is happy to return to LVO.  He is known for his robust and expressive tenor voice and has appeared in Europe, Asia, and throughout the USA.  His roles include Ernesto (Don Pasquale), Tamino (The Magic Flute), Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni), Ferrando (Cosi fan Tutte), Prince Ramiro  (La Cenerentola), Peppe (I Pagliacci), Lionel  (Martha), Christopher Columbus (Christopher Columbus), Rinuccio  (Gianni Schicchi), Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly), Rodolfo (La Boheme), Alfedo (La Traviata),and Nemorino (The Elixir of Love) that was featured with a photo and article in the Arts section of the New York Times. On the concert stage, Mr. Gustafson has sung Handel's Messiah, Haydn's The Seasons and Mass in Time of War, Mozart’s Mass in C and Requiem, Bach’s Magnificat and cantatas, Verdi’s Requiem, Orff’s Carmina Burana, and Schubert’s Mass in A flat, Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis, and the World Premiere in Oregon and the European premiere of Robert Kyr’s Symphony No. 9 in Denmark. PBS nationally broadcast Eugene Symphony’s "Tango Lesson" where Mr. Gustafson appeared as the Tango Singer.