David Lomelí

Current Position
The Santa Fe Opera
Chief Artistic Officer

Biography

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.

Experience

The Santa Fe Opera

Present - Present
Santa Fe, NM

Chief Artistic Officer

Present - 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.
Munich, Germany

Casting Consultant

2019 - Present
Casting consulting will officially begin in the summer of 2021, but the job requires assistance and consultation for the organization during the upcoming year.
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