The Uruguayan-American tenor Gaston Rivera is hailed as a “remarkable Spinto tenor”. Company credits include Manrico (Il trovatore), Don Carlo, Gabriele Adorno (Simon Boccanegra) and Macduff (Macbeth) at Staatsoper Berlin; Radames (Aida) at Opéra National de Paris, Arena di Verona, Théâtre Royal de La Monnaie Bruxelles and The Royal Opera House Muscat, Calaf (Turandot) at Teatro Regio di Torino, Ismaele (Nabucco) at Opéra de Monte Carlo, Mario Cavaradossi (Tosca) at Oper Leipzig, Turiddu (Cavalleria rusticana), Don José (Carmen) and Rodolfo (La bohème) at Deutsche Oper Berlin and the Slovak National Opera in Bratislava (2015), Don José at the New National Theater Tokyo, the Singer (Der Rosenkavalier) at Grand Théâtre de Genève, Ismaele at Teatro Massimo di Palermo, Des Grieux (Manon Lescaut) at Teatro Filarmonico di Verona, Otello at Aalto Musiktheater Essen, Rodolfo (Luisa Miller) at Staatstheater Stuttgart, Faust and Roméo (Roméo et Juliette) at the Israeli Opera Tel Aviv, Don José at Teatro Verdi di Trieste and Teatro Massimo Bellini di Catania, Manrico at Opera Ostfold, Norway.
Gaston Rivero was born in Montevideo and raised in Buenos Aires. Upon his arrival in New York City, his career began when his early mentor the conductor Eugene Kohn recognized his talent, trained him privately and helped launch his career. His stage debut came when the film director Baz Luhrman selected him for his production of La bohème on Broadway in 2002. The same year Gaston Rivero made his solo concert debut at Carnegie Hall, New York. He made his European debut in 2005 while performing the role of Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly) at the Staatstheater Nürnberg.