Gustavo Ahualli

Gustavo Ahualli

Full Lyric Baritone

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«Argentinean baritone Gustavo Ahualli, as Macbeth, has one hell of a beautiful Verdian voice, full, rich, and powerful. His singing was effortless and ripe with machismo»
D. L Groover to Houston Press (2017)
«In his Central City Opera debut, Ahualli brings charm, humor and vocal agility to his role as toreador and Carmen's other love interest.»
By Sabine Kortals Special to The Denver Post (2017)
«En el escenario fue empeñoso el trabajo del barítono tucumano Gustavo Ahualli en la difícil parte protagónica. Trabajó vocal y escénicamente el personaje tanto en las arias (acertado en la 'Serenata Deh! Vieni alla finestra') como en las escenas de conjunto logrando un cometido ponderable.»
Por Nestor Echeverria para La Prensa (2017)
2016Puccini: EdgarFrank
2016Puccini: La BohèmeMarcello
2016Verdi: Il TrovatoreConte di Luna
2016Verdi: RigolettoRigoletto
2016Rossini: Il Barbiere di SivigliaFigaro
2016Verdi: AidaAmonasro
2015Leoncavallo: PagliacciSilvio
2013Verdi: MacbethMacbeth
2013Verdi: NabuccoNabucco
2012Verdi: La TraviataGiorgio Germont
2012Puccini: ToscaBaron Scarpia
2011Bizet: CarmenEscamillo
2010Mozart: Don GiovanniDon Giovanni
2009Puccini: Madama ButterflySharpless
2009Verdi: Un ballo in mascheraRenato (Count Anckarström)
2008Mozart: Don GiovanniLeporello
2008Donizetti: Lucia di LammermoorLord Enrico Ashton
2007Donizetti: Don PasqualeDoctor Malatesta
2006Mascagni: Cavalleria RusticanaAlfio
2006Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroFigaro
2005Donizetti: L'elisir d'amoreBelcore
2004Puccini: TurandotPing
2003Tchaikovsky: Eugene OneginEugene Onegin
2003Bizet: CarmenDancaïre
2002Mozart: Don GiovanniMasetto
1999Massenet: WertherAlbert

Bio

Hailed for his rich and powerful baritone, Mr. Gustavo Ahualli has become well known for his dramatic portrayals in a myriad of leading roles of standard operatic repertoire as well as new works by contemporary composers. The Houston Press extolled, “As Macbeth, Argentinean baritone, Gustavo Ahualli proved he has an ideal voice for Verdi, beautiful, full, rich, and powerful. His singing was effortless, with excellent control, and ripe with machismo.”

Mr. Ahualli has over 45 roles under his belt including Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor, Alfonso Xl in La Favorita, Belcore in L’Elisir d’amore, Malatesta in Don Pasquale, Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Silvio and Tonio in I Pagliacci, Alfio in Cavalleria Rusticana, Germont in La Traviata, Posa in Don Carlo, Count di Luna in Il Trovatore, title roles in Macbeth, Nabucco and Rigoletto, Renato in Un ballo in maschera, Scarpia in Tosca, Michele in Il Tabarro, Sharpless in Madama Butterfly, Frank in Edgar, Marcello in La Bohème, Ping in Turandot, Figaro and Conte in Le Nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, Leporello and Masetto in Don Giovanni, Guglielmo in Così fan tutte, Papageno in Die Zauberflöte, Escamillo in Carmen, Albert in Werther, Creon in Medée by Milhaud, Onegin in Eugene Onegin, and Tony Esposito in The Most Happy Fella.
Since his debut in the role of Papageno in Die Zauberflöte with Teatro San Martin in his native Tucuman, Argentina, Mr. Ahualli has sung regularly at at the iconic Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires as well as other Argentinean venues such asTeatro Argentino de La Plata, Teatro Avenida for Buenos Aires Lirica and many others. In the United States he has sung with the Palm Beach Opera, Sarasota Opera, Central City Opera, Baltimore Concert Opera, Opera in the Heights in Houston TX, the New York Opera Society, Wichita Grand Opera, New Rochelle Opera, Opera Company of Brooklyn, NY Lyric Opera Theatre, New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera, New Jersey Little Opera Company, The Raylynmor Opera, Union Avenue Opera Theatre, Vertical Players Repertory, Opera of the Hamptons, and the Choral Society NYC, etc.

Recent performances include Escamillo in Carmen, Mario in La Leyenda del Beso, Germont in La Traviata, Tony in The Most Happy Fella, Alfonso Xl in La Favorita, Silvio in I Pagliacci next to Jose Cura at Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, Operatic Recital next to Aprile Millo in Canada and recital tour next to Arianna Zuckerman.
Gustavo Ahualli was born in San Miguel de Tucuman, Argentina. He began his musical training at age of seven with Hilda Deniflee, a student of Kodály and Bartók. He received his “Maestria en Canto” from the Instituto Superior de Arte del Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Upon moving to the United States he was named first-prize winner of the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera Competition. While in New York City he served as a bilingual cantor for Saint Patrick’s Cathedral and for the Sacred Heart Cathedral Basilica in Newark, NJ.
Mr. Ahualli is an AGMA and NATS member and currently lives in Washington, D.C. where he serves on the Voice Faculty for the Department of Music Performance at the School of Music, Drama and Art-The Catholic University of America and as voice instructor for Levine School of Music.



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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Purcell: Dido And Aeneas Aeneas 1 week Granada 2018
Puccini: Edgar Frank 1 week Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (Baltimore) 2016
Puccini: La Bohème Marcello 24 hours Teatro San Martin de Tucuman 2016
Verdi: Il Trovatore Conte di Luna 1 week New Rochelle Opera 2016
Verdi: Rigoletto Rigoletto 24 hours Washington Opera Society 2016

Awards

First Prize New Jersey Verismo Association Opera
2017