Gustavo Peña

Born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gustavo Peña began his singing studies in his city’s Superior Conservatory with Mr. Mario Guerra. Then he moves to Santa  Cruz de Tenerife, where he obtained degrees under the direction of María Orán. Later, he attended training courses with Miguel Zanetti, Alejandro Zabala, Félix Lavilla y Wolfram Rieger, being awarded by Juventudes Musicales Españolas. In 2002 he obtains the First Prize in the Regional Singing Contest of Cajacanarias.

He participates as soloist in important Festivals such as Music Festival of Canary Islands, Mozart Festival of La Coruña, Robecco Summerfestival (Amsterdam) and Season Opera Bilbao, Teatro Real, Teatro Liceo, Teatro de la Zarzuela and Teatro de la Maestranza in Sevilla, as well as the seasons of the major orchestras in Spain. During the 2004 - 2005 season he takes part of the Staatsoper unter den Linden in Berlin.  

He performs a wide repertoire that includes works from early music to this day, both at the Opera (Monteverdi, Mozart, Bizet, Puccini, Strauss, Alban Berg, Falla, Janáček, Halffter, etc.) and oratorio (Händel, Haydn, Mozart, Bruckner, Rossini, Beethoven, etc.) as well as symphonic (Falla, Beethoven, Britten, Mendelssohn, Fauré or Schumann) and Zarzuela. We can highlight his debut in 2007/08, with the main role in the camera operas Hangman hangman! And The town of greed, by Leonardo Balada, at the Teatro de la Zarzuela. He collaborated with the Orquesta Ciudad de Granada in the recording of Misereres.

Gustavo Peña has collaborated with important International orchestras, such as Freiburger Barokorchester, Dutch Radiokammer Orchester, Staatskapelle from Berlin, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, New York Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, Danish National Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Dresdner Philharmonie, Orquesta Nacional from Greece and the most important Spanish orchestras and chamber ensembles. He has collaborated with many prestigious conductors such as Daniel Barenboim, Bertrand de Billy, René Jacobs, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Semyon Bychkov, Charles Dutoit or Günter Neuhold, among others, as well as most of the Spanish conductors (Juanjo Mena, Josep Pons, Victor Pablo Pérez, Antoni Ros Marbà, Max Valdés or José Ramón Encinar, among others).

We can highlight his recording for DECCA with the Opera Guernika by Francisco Escudero, along with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Euskadi under the conduction of José Ramón Encinar.





Hamlet (Live from the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona)
Escudero · Gernika