Exciting performances, thrilling high notes: tenor Gustavo Hernandez has sung all over California as a soloist with various orchestras and opera companies in concerts and opera performances and is now available to sing for your private functions as well.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 30 - 120 minutes
Languages: English, Italian, Spanish
Gustavo Hernández García, tenor, attended the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. During his time at SFCM, Mr. Hernández won first prize in the senior vocal category for the Pacific Musical Society. He was also cast to sing in the film Jackson, written and directed by J.F. Lawton (Pretty Woman, Under Siege).
Mr. Hernández received his M.M. in Vocal Arts at the USC Thornton School of Music. While attending USC, Mr. Hernández participated in the west coast premiere of Miss Lonelyhearts, sang for tenor Anthony Dean Griffey during a voice master class, serenaded Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchú during her visit to USC, and sang abroad on scholarship at the International Lyric Academy of Rome at Viterbo, featured as a soloist in recital and secondary roles in fully staged operas.
Mr. Hernández’s forays into Oratorio as a soloist include Mendehlsson’s Elijah, The Messiah, The Mozart Requiem, Rossini’s Stabat Mater, Mozart’s Coronation Mass and the Mozart Vespers.
Mr. Hernández has been a featured soloist in the San Francisco Bay Area for the Young Musician’s Program, Bay Area Singers’ Forum, Pocket Opera, Verismo Opera, Martinez Opera, Parlor Opera, Holy Names University Opera Scenes, First Congregational Church of Berkeley, First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley, North Bay Opera, Opera Academy of California and the Oakland Youth Chorus, through which he performed for former president Bill Clinton.
In Los Angeles and Southern California, Mr. Hernández has been a featured soloist with the Southeast Symphony, Westwood Master Chorale, San Bernardino Symphony, Malibu Coast Chamber Opera, San Pedro Opera, and the California Philharmonic, through which Mr. Hernández made his tenor soloist debut at Walt Disney Hall in Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. Hernández most recently was invited to sing for LAO as a guest artist for An Evening of Zarzuela and a concert of songs by Agustin Lara (Granada) and Andrea Morricone, accompanied by Maestro Morricone himself. He will soon be a featured soloist with the Marina del Rey Summer Symphony.
Hernández has sung lead operatic tenor roles in Carmen, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Lucia di Lammermoor Amahl and the Night Visitors and Norma, and secondary roles in Idomeneo, Tosca, and Die Zauberflöte. As an ensemble member, Mr. Hernández has sung with the San Francisco Opera Chorus in Götterdämmerung and the Los Angeles Opera in Der fliegende Höllander, and for the Los Angeles Opera Educational and Outreach Department (Figaro 90210, Judas Maccabeus).
Influences & Inspiration
Mario Lanza, Fritz Wunderlich, Juan Diego Florez, Placido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, Pedro Infante, Nat King Cole