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“As Macbeth, Argentinean baritone Gustavo Ahualli proved he has an ideal voice for Verdi, beautiful, full, rich, and powerful. His singing was effortless, with excellent control, and ripe with machismo” (D. L. Groover to Houston Press) Hailed for his rich and powerful baritone, Mr. Gustavo Ahualli has become well known for his dramatic portrayals in a myriad of leading roles in both the standard operatic repertoire as well as new works by contemporary composers. Most resent engagements include Silvio in I PAGLIACCI for Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires next to Jose Cura, Argentina, Edgar by Puccini with Baltimore Concert Opera Il Trovatore with New Rochelle Opera in NY and La Favorita with Teatro San Martin de Tucuman in Argentina, La Serva Padrona by Pergolesi with CUA at Hartke Theatre in DC, recital next to soprano Aprile Millo in Toronto, Canada, The Messiah with Landon Symphonette, Granados Recital at The Hispanic Society of America in NYC, Vidal Hernando in the famous zarzuela LUISA FERNANDA by Moreno Torroba and Marcello in LA BOHEME with Teatro San Martin de Tucuman, Argentina and Tony Esposito in The Most Happy Fella by Frank Loesser with CUA at Hartke Theatre in DC, the bass soloist in Requiem by Verdi with Long Island Choral Festival, the title role in NABUCCO by Verdi and Figaro in IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA by Rossini with Teatro San Martin, Argentina, the title role in MACBETH by Verdi with Opera in the Heights in Houston TX, Moritz in MAX AND MORITZ by Norwegian composer Gisle Kverndokk, a new opera commissioned by New York Opera Society at The National Gallery of Art in Washington DC. Since his debut in the role of Papageno in DIE ZAUBERFLOTE with Teatro San Martin in his native Tucuman Mr. Ahualli has appeared in productions as Figaro in IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA, Masetto in DON GIOVANNI and Dancairo in CARMEN with Palm Beach Opera; Escamillo in CARMEN with Central City Opera; Simon Boccanegra in SIMON BOCCANEGRA (Highlights) with Sarasota Opera; Macbeth in MACBETH with Opera in the Heights-TX; Silvio in I PAGLIACCI with Wichita Grand Opera; Ping in TURANDOT, Sharpless in MADAMA BUTTERFLY, Germont in LA TRAVIATA and Onegin in EUGENE ONEGIN with UAOT-St Louis; Rigoletto in RIGOLETTO and Don Giovanni in DON GIOVANNI with New York Lyric Opera Theatre; Conde di Luna in IL TROVATORE, Signorelli in UN RACCONTO FIORENTINO, Silvio in I PAGLIACCI, Germont in LA TRAVIATA and Enrico in LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR with New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera; Sharpless in MADAMA BUTTERFLY and Escamillo in CARMEN with Westfield Symphony; Scarpia in TOSCA with Di Capo Opera NYC; Escamillo in CARMEN, Rigoletto in RIGOLETTO and Michelle in IL TABARRO with Opera Company of Brooklyn; Max in MAX AND MORRITZ with New York Opera Society, Marcello in LA BOHEME with Théåtre Municipal de Castres-France; Escamillo in CARMEN and Juan el indiano in LOS GAVILANES with Teatro Segura-Lima, Peru; Germont in LA TRAVIATA with Teatro Argentino de la Plata-Argentina; Albert in WERTHER, Marcello in LA BOHEME, Chichibio in L’ OCA DEL CAIRO, Don Fabrizio in CRISPINO E LA COMARE and Don Giovanni in DON GIOVANNI with CETC-Teatro Colon- Bs As; Don Giovanni in DON GIOVANNI with Buenos Aires Lirica; Enrico in LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR and Dottore Malatesta in DON PASCUALE with Opera del Bs As; Figaro in LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, Conde di Luna in IL TROVATORE, Renato in UN BALLO IN MASCHERA and Germont in LA TRAVIATA with Teatro San Martin de Tucuman; bass soloist in BACH’S MAGNIFICAT with Teatro Colon, Bs As; bass soloist in BEETHOVEN’S 9TH SYMPHONY with St Patrick Cathedral-NYC and Sacred Heart Cathedral Basilica of Newark-NJ; bass soloist in VERDI’S MESSA DI REQUIEM with New York Symphonic Art Ensemble and Sacred Heart Cathedral Basilica of Newark NJ, among many others. An avid recitalist, Mr. Ahualli champions the Argentinean, Latin American, French and Italian Art Song Repertoire and has performed in several recitals and concerts around the US and South America. Some other concert credits for Mr. Ahualli have included his appearance as the bass soloist in BEETHOVEN’S 9TH SYMPHONY as part of a mass offered by Pope Benedict XVI on his 2008 visit to Yankee Stadium and most recently has been featured as a soloist during the Junipero Serra Canonization Mass precede by Pope Francis at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington DC. A United States resident, Gustavo Ahualli was born in San Miguel de Tucuman, Argentina. He began his musical training at age of seven with Hilda Deniflee, a student of Kodály and Bartók. In 1998, he obtained his Master’s in vocal performance from the Instituto Superior de Arte del Teatro Colón. In 2006, he was named first-prize winner of the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera Competition. He has been for several years a bilingual cantor for Saint Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City, and for the Sacred Heart Cathedral Basilica in Newark, NJ. In the academic field, he is a voice faculty for the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music at The Catholic University of America in Washington DC.