Austin Opera’s Live from Indy Terrace broadcast continues Friday, October 9 from 3:00-3:30 p.m. Central Time with the fifth of six episodes celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month! Make plans to join us and let’s watch together: live streams will be launched from our Facebook channel, on our YouTube page, and on our Vimeo channel.

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Details on this week’s program:
Episode 22, National Hispanic Heritage Week Five: Austin Opera is thrilled to welcome the “vibrant, liquid” sounds of tenor David Portillo – a San Antonio native and frequent star in some of the world’s largest houses – and his accomplished pianist Allen Perriello! Recorded from afar, their masterful program of Spanish-language selections includes gorgeous songs by Obradors and Guastavino that you may find familiar while exploring musical gems sure to become favorites. Tune in!

More on our Special Guest Artists:
David Portillo was a wonderful Steersman (in The Flying Dutchman), singing with clean, bracing confidence and acting with discretion and taste, once again confirming his status as one of the most reliable and versatile young singers on the Met roster.” (Opera News) Mr. Portillo has been a regular fixture at the Met, with celebrated performances as Tamino in The Magic Flute, Camille in The Merry Widow, Conte Almaviva in The Barber of Seville, and the Chevalier de la Force in Dialogues of the Carmelites, among other roles. His interpretation of Mozart and Rossini operas have brought his skill to many opera stages around the world including Washington National Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Dallas Opera, Deutsche Opera Berlin, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, UK’s Glyndebourne Festival, Opera Philadelphia, Opera Australia at the Sidney Opera House, and the Wiener Staatsoper. Recent seasons saw David’s debut with the Teatro Real in Madrid, Spain as Idamante in Mozart’s Idomeneo, a tour of Handel’s Ariodante with English Concert, and a successful debut with the Bayerrische Staatsoper Festival in Haydn’s Orlando Paladino. Mr. Portillo has been a collaborator in new opera, singing premier roles in Missy Mazzoli’s Breaking the Waves, Eduoardo in The Exterminating Angel, and Mr. Rodriguez in Tobias Picker’s Awakenings.

David was thrilled to return to his hometown of San Antonio, Texas last year for a role debut as Alfredo in La Traviata with OPERA San Antonio, as well as a solo orchestral program of Italian repertoire with the San Antonio Symphony under the baton of Sebastian Lang-Lessing. Orchestral engagements have included ensembles like the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, the New York Choral Society at Carnegie Hall, the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, Bayerrische Rundfunk Orchester at the Salzburger Festspiele. He has also collaborated with Netherlands Radio Orchestra, Washington Concert Opera, Phoenix Symphony, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, and United States Naval Orchestra in Annapolis, MD.

Unfortunately canceled this upcoming season, David was slated to perform the title role of Roberto Devereux at the Met, a role debut of Lensky for Minnesota Opera, and a return to Bayerrische Staatsoper. Also, there would have been appearances in concert with Indianapolis Symphony and Kansas City Orchestra. During COVID, Mr. Portillo has been pleased to offer digital recordings for Tulsa Opera, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, and a performance of opera favorites for Lakes Area Music Festival in Brainerd, MN. He also live-streamed a solo art song recital for Valhalla Media Live with pianist Yasuko Oura. In recital, he has collaborated in all-Spanish song programs for the Musical Instruments Museum in Arizona, the Dallas Museum of Art, and Miami’s IlluminArts Series. In addition to performing, David has given classes and taught young artists for universities and organizations including Wolf Trap Opera, Baylor University, North Park University in Chicago, University of Minnesota, and Texas State University. An alumnus of the Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago, Merola Opera Program at San Francisco Opera, and Wolf Trap Opera in Vienna, Virginia, Mr. Portillo proudly resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota with husband also named David and dog Ruthie.


Allen Perriello is a highly regarded pianist, vocal coach, administrator, and educator. In the 2020-2021 season, Allen continues as Head of Music at Minnesota Opera and Director of the Young Artists Program at The Glimmerglass Festival. Previously, he was the Head of Music and Director of the Marion Roose Pullin Opera Studio at Arizona Opera for five seasons. He also spent six seasons with Des Moines Metro Opera as a pianist/coach for mainstage productions and the Apprentice Artist Program. A graduate of the Merola Opera Program and Adler Fellowship at San Francisco Opera, Allen has been a member of the music staff at Pittsburgh Opera, Seattle Opera, and Boston Lyric Opera.
Allen is committed to the continued development and performance of art song repertoire. Last season, he appeared in recital with Laura Strickling and Efraín Solís through the Cincinnati Song Initiative. In the 2018-2019 season, Allen appeared with Joélle Harvey at Carnegie Hall as part of the Great Singers: Evenings of Song series, and with the Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago. He has appeared in recital as part of the Tucson Desert Song Festival with Daniela Mack, Alek Shrader, and Heidi Stober. With San Francisco Opera’s Schwabacher Debut Recital series, Allen has collaborated with Susannah Biller, Daveda Karanas, Austin Kness, Talya Lieberman, and Edward Nelson. He has also appeared in recital with Zach Borichevsky, David Portillo, and Corinne Winters.
Allen looks forward to serving as a mentor through the new Utopia Arts Mentorship Program this season. He has led master classes at Arizona State University, Baylor University, Lee University, New England Conservatory, Peabody Conservatory, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Temple University, The University of Arizona, The University of Texas at Austin, and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has served as a judge for the Iowa, New Orleans, and Pittsburgh Districts of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. The Gibsonia, PA native holds a master’s degree in collaborative piano from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and a bachelor’s degree in piano performance and music education from Ithaca College.

This week’s episode has been generously underwritten by Gail and Jeff Kodosky.

Friday, October 9th @ 3:00 PM

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