GUSTAVO FEULIEN – baritone
Hailed by the New York Times as “rich voiced” and by Opera News for his “interesting and convincing portrayal of Scarpia, most impressive in the Act I Te Deum” in Tosca, Argentinean-American baritone, Gustavo Feulien, continues his career with great success.
For his New York City Opera debut as Silvio in Pagliacci, critics hailed his performance for his “sharp, powerful gestures in both his acting and singing, was both ardent and tender” and “the love scene with Silvio, rakishly sung by Gustavo Feulien, drew bravos from many in the audience”. This season, Gustavo made his role debuts as Marcello in La Bohème with Wichita Grand Opera and as Scarpia in Tosca with Loft Opera.
Gustavo Feulien made a successful European opera debut in 22 performances of Belcore in L´Elisir d´amore and 15 performances of Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro as a regular guest artist with Theater Bremen in Germany.
His American career was launched with his Carnegie Hall debut in Faure´s Requiem and with DiCapo Opera Gustavo Feulien was part of a United Stated tour singing Silvio in Pagliacci. With Opera in Williamsburg he performed Di Luna in Il Trovatore. One of his signature roles is Escamillo in Carmen which he performed in New York, Virginia and Montreal, Canada.
Over the last seasons, Gustavo Feulien has extended his repertoire to include some new Russian signature roles such as the title role in Eugene Onegin, performed in Brooklyn, New York and in Tel Aviv, Israel where he received the IVAI Price for International Singer and Robert in Tchaikovsky´s Iolanta performed with Di Capo Opera in NYC.
His debut with Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires was as the baritone soloist in Carmina Burana. Feulien was part of the international cast of Verdi´s La forza del destino. He returned to Teatro Colón as the Herald in Lohengrin and this season participated in the production of Don Giovanni. He also took part in the world premiere of Mario Peruso´s modern opera Fedra as Teramenes and performed at the 100th Anniversary of Teatro Colon´s Celebration Gala. Additionally, in Argentina, Feulien sang Di Luna in Il Trovatore and Don Giovanni with the Opera de San Juan.
With Opera de Puerto Rico Feulien has performed as Malatesta in Don Pasquale, Belcore in L´elisir d´amore, and the Conde in the Zarzuela La leyenda del beso.
Honors and awards for Gustavo Feulien include the Argentinian Music Critics Association Award for his performances in Lohengrin and Fedra and was Finalist at the Hans Gabor Belvedere and Monserrat Caballe´s Competition.