David
Lomelí


The Santa Fe Opera

Chief Artistic Officer

Director of Artistic Administration David Lomelí recently made his New York debut to tremendous critical acclaim as Nemorino in New York City Opera’s staging of Jonathan Miller’s production of The Elixir of Love. Zachary Woolfe of The New York Times called it a “terrific debut” and went on to say that Lomeli “certainly deserved all the applause and bravos."

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Notable Affiliations

OPERA America
ALAANA Steering Committee Member, 2018-Present
The Dallas Opera
Director of Artistic Administration, 2018-2021
San Francisco Opera
Tenor, 2009-2010
Current Position(s)
The Santa Fe Opera
Santa Fe, NM
Chief Artistic Officer

Present

The Santa Fe Opera’s mission is to advance the operatic art form by presenting ensemble performances of the highest quality in a unique setting with a varied repertoire of new, rarely performed and standard works.
Bayerische Staatsoper
Munich, Germany
Casting Consultant

2019

Casting consulting will officially begin in the summer of 2021, but the job requires assistance and consultation for the organization during the upcoming year.
Previous Experience
The Dallas Opera
Dallas, TX
Director of Artistic Administration

2021

Artistic Budget Manager, Artistic planning for main stage, education, outreach and special projects, Artist contract negotiation, Hart Institute for Women Conductors Manager, Music Staff Manager
The Santa Fe Opera Chief Artistic Officer

About David



During this season, Lomelí has debut performances with Deutsche Oper Berlin (Alfredo in Verdi’s La Traviata), Pittsburgh Opera (Edgardo in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor), Opéra de Lille (MacDuff in Verdi’s Macbeth, and The Santa Fe Opera (Rodolfo in Puccini’s La Bohème). Next season Lomelí broadens his list of important debuts to include those with the Canadian Opera Company (The Duke in Verdi’s Rigoletto), Houston Grand Opera (Alfredo in Verdi’s La Traviata), and The Glyndebourne Festival (Rodolfo in Puccini’s La Bohème). Over the next few seasons, Lomelí will sing at San Francisco Opera, Canadian Opera Company, Oper Frankfurt, Oper Köln, and Deutsche Opera Berlin, among others.

In 2006, the Mexican tenor won first place in Plácido Domingo’s prestigious Operalia competition – the first artist ever to win top prize in both the opera and zarzuela categories. Since then, the rich-voiced young Mexican tenor has built a growing reputation in opera houses and concert halls across North America and Europe. Among Lomelí’s most important concert engagements were performances of Verdi’s Requiem with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Berlin Philharmonic under the batons of Maestros Dudamel and Janssons. He has also sung in concert with the Oslo Philharmonic, Prague Philharmonic, Hamburg Symphony and the Munich Radio Orchestra. As an operatic performer, he starred as Rodolfo at Theater Basel in Switzerland, played Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni with Michigan Opera Theater, and the title role in Gounod’s Faust at Madison Opera.

About The Santa Fe Opera

The Santa Fe Opera's mission is to advance the operatic art form by presenting ensemble performances of the highest quality in a unique setting with a varied repertoire of new, rarely performed, and standard works; to ensure the excellence of opera's future through apprentice programs for singers, technicians and arts administrators; and to foster an understanding and appreciation of opera among a diverse public.
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