Assistant Professor of Music, Voice
Hailed by the Tampa Bay Times as the “one to watch,” rising star, Colombian tenor David Guzman is known for his exquisite tone and impeccable musicianship. He has been praised for his “impressive tenor, singing with force and ease throughout his range, with ringing tone at full voice, thoughtful in quieter moments.”(Houston Chronicle) The tenor begins the 2019 –2020 season with the tenor soloist in Orff’s Carmina Burana and the tenor soloist in Hayden’s The Creation with the Hudson Valley Singers in New York City and COVID-19 canceled performances of Don Jose from Bizet’s Carmen with Orlando Opera and Don Jose from Peter Brook’s La tragédie de Carmen with Orlando Ballet.
During the 2017 –2018 season, Guzman portrayed Orpheus in Orpheus in the Underworld in a return engagement with Western Plains Opera. Other engagements include the role of Alfredo in La Traviata with Sarasota Opera, the tenor soloist in Carmina Burana with both the Minot Symphony Association and the Hartford Symphony, the Duke in Rigoletto with Western Plains Opera, Leicester in Maria Stuarda with Knoxville Opera, and cover the role of Edgardo with Lyric Opera of Chicago in Lucia di Lammermoor. As Ramiro in La Cenerentola with Opera Tampa, he was singled out for his “bright and power tenor that hits a bull’s-eye on distant targets.” (Tampa Bay Times)
During the previous season, he performed as Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor with Heartbeat Opera and covered the role of Aureliano in Rossini’s Aureliano in Palmira at the Caramoor Center for Music and Arts. Other credits include the Duke in Rigoletto with Opera Tampa, Rafael of Foglia/Martinez’s To Cross the Face of the Moon with Arizona Opera, as well as performances with Lyric Opera of San Diego, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Houston Grand Opera, and at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris. He holds a BA in Music Education from Universidad Pedagogica Nacional de Colombia, an MM in Voice Performance from Texas Christian University, and a DMA in Voice Performance from SUNY at Stony Brook. His recent CD release, Latin-American Art Songs, is the first result of his continuous research of forgotten Latin-American art song repertoire and performance practices. Learn more at davidguzmantenor.com.
Mangostino de Oro (Colombian Folk Music Competition) Mariquita, Colombia 2019: Awarded first prize as soloist and Winner of winners prize (among all ensemble categories)
Latin-American Art Song CD / David Guzman – tenor Natalia Katyukova – Piano